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ARC Review: My Dear Henry by Kalynn Bayron

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rep: POC, Gay The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is not one of my favorite books, but Kalynn Bayron is one of my favorite authors, so when I heard she was writing a retelling, called My Dear Henry, I was excited! Not only did she write anContinue reading “ARC Review: My Dear Henry by Kalynn Bayron”

Book Review: You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

Genre: Nonfiction Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I don’t always review the nonfiction books I read, as I think what an author has to say about their life is more important than anything I can say about their book, but I thoroughly enjoyed You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar! Ruffin andContinue reading “Book Review: You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar”

ARC Review: Ring of Solomon by Aden Polydoros

Genre: MG Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rep: Gay, Jewish While I haven’t read a ton of middle grade books, Ring of Solomon by Aden Polydoros just might be my favorite so far! When Zach finds a magical ring that allows him to talk to animals, he is excited. However, shortly thereafter Ashmedai, the King of Demons,Continue reading “ARC Review: Ring of Solomon by Aden Polydoros”

ARC Review: Arch Conspirator by Veronica Roth

Genre: Adult SciFi/Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A SciFi retelling of Antigone? YES PLEASE! As a philosophy nerd, I was so excited when I saw that Arch-Conspirator by Veronica Roth is a retelling of Antigone by Sophocles. The novel takes place in a futuristic society where it is seen as wrong to have children without first editingContinue reading “ARC Review: Arch Conspirator by Veronica Roth”

ARC Review: Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ New favorite book alert!!! Wow! To say I was impressed with Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim would be a major understatement! If you are a fan of the Daevabad trilogy by Shannon Chakraborty, then you will love this debut book! The novel follows Imani as she embarks on a journeyContinue reading “ARC Review: Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim”

ARC Review: Queen Among the Dead

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐1/2 When I saw that Queen Among the Dead by Lesley Livingston was a fantasy novel based on Celtic folklore, I was intrigued! The novel follows Neve, a princess who is second in line for the throne, but no one sees her as worthy of ruling Eire. Fascinated with her land’sContinue reading “ARC Review: Queen Among the Dead”

ARC Review: City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer

Genre: Urban Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ What a way to start out 2023! While urban fantasy and vampires aren’t typically my favorite things, I wholeheartedly enjoyed City of Nightmares by Rebecca Shaeffer! The story follows Ness, a 19-year-old self-proclaimed coward, which is not a great thing to be in a world where people turn into theirContinue reading “ARC Review: City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer”

Book Review: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

Genre: Retelling Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ After being disappointed by As Old as Time by Liz Braswell, I was nervous that the author wouldn’t be able to do my second favorite Disney Princess justice either in A Whole New World, but I must admit that it was not bad! If you don’t already know, the Disney TwistedContinue reading “Book Review: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell”

Book Review: Dracula by Bram Stoker

Genre: Classic Rating: ⭐⭐ I mentioned in my review of Oliver Twist that classics are either a hit or a miss for me, and if Oliver Twist was a hit, Dracula by Bram Stoker was a miss. I was interested in reading the book because I wanted to see where our modern conceptions of vampiresContinue reading “Book Review: Dracula by Bram Stoker”

Book Review: Oliver Twist

Genre: Classic Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Classics have always been a hit or a miss for me, but I absolutely loved Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. I actually listened to the audiobook, and I flew through it. Afterwards, I was surprised to see that it is a longer book because I was completely immersed in the novel.Continue reading “Book Review: Oliver Twist”