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ARC Review: The Poison Season

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐1/2 After reading an excerpt of The Poison Season by Mara Rutherford, I was intrigued. I particularly liked the idea of a sentient forest and a poisonous lake tying into a magic system. Sadly, I found the book to be a bit disappointing. My main complaint is that the novel wasContinue reading “ARC Review: The Poison Season”

ARC Review: Of Cages and Crowns

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Once I realized that Of Cages and Crowns by Brianna Joy Crump was a fantasy novel where The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor, I was a little skeptical. That being said, it ended up surprising me more than I expected. Every generation ten girls are marked by the goddess andContinue reading “ARC Review: Of Cages and Crowns”

Book Review: Strike the Zither

Genre: YA Fantasy, Retelling Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rep: WOC After reading an excerpt of Strike the Zither by Joan He I was enticed, but after finishing the book I was absolutely blown away! To be honest The Ones We’re Meant to Find had been sitting on my shelf for a while, and I eventually ended upContinue reading “Book Review: Strike the Zither”

Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ So many people in the book community talk about rereading comfort books, and up until recently I couldn’t relate. However, I found myself having a difficult time getting through any book on my TBR shelf, so I decided to reread one of my all time favorite books, Daughter of SmokeContinue reading “Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone”

Book Review: Secrets So Deep

Genre: YA Mystery, YA Suspense Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ When I saw the cover of Secrets So Deep by Ginny Myers Sain, I thought it would be the perfect book to celebrate this spooky season. As a whole, it was pretty good, but not necessarily great. The book follows Avril, a young woman who attends a theatre/summerContinue reading “Book Review: Secrets So Deep”

ARC Review: Silver in the Mist

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rep: Asexual, Nonbinary I’m always excited to find new fantasy books with ace rep, so I was stoked when I saw that Emily Victoria would be publishing her second novel, Silver in the Mist! I have not had a chance to read her debut novel, This Golden Flame, yet, butContinue reading “ARC Review: Silver in the Mist”

Book Review: First Earth

Genre: YA Portal Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rep: disabled, chronic pain I have written many reviews where I don’t quite have the words to express how much the book moved me, but none quite so much as this one. When I found out that author, Cami Murdock Jensen, chose me as a reader for BookGush October,Continue reading “Book Review: First Earth”

Book Review: The Elven Prince

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐1/2 I was so honored to have been chosen by indie author, K. Rose, for BookGush October, which matches authors with readers who can help spread the word about their books! I am so lucky to end up working with a wonderful author, who wrote an equally amazing book, The ElvenContinue reading “Book Review: The Elven Prince”

ARC Review: The Gravity of Existence

Genre: Poetry/Horror Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ While I don’t normally read a lot of poetry, The Gravity of Existence by Christina Sng captured my attention with its title and cover! On the whole, it was pretty good! It’s definitely a quick read, and didn’t even take me an hour to read the entire book. While I thoughtContinue reading “ARC Review: The Gravity of Existence”