Book Review: Bewilderness

Genre: YA SciFi, YA Dystopian Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Wow! I don’t actually know what it feels like to be in the middle of a tornado, but I’d imagined it is similar to what I felt while reading Bewilderness by Kevin Cox! The novel follows a girl who has lost her memory and is in an entirelyContinue reading “Book Review: Bewilderness”

Book Review: Stepsister

Genre: YA Fairytale Retelling Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The synopsis of Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly drew me in right away. Cinderella’s stepsister cuts off her toes to try to fit into the glass slipper? What a novel twist on the classic story! There were so many things I adored about this book! First off, possibly the mostContinue reading “Book Review: Stepsister”

Book Review: Tiger Queen

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan has been on my TBR for a while, so it was perfect that it was one of the books included in a reading challenge I participated in during November. Sometimes, when books have been on my TBR for a while, the novelty fades for me,Continue reading “Book Review: Tiger Queen”

Book Review: Skin of the Sea

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ A West African retelling of The Little Mermaid with Mami Wata as the protagnist? YES PLEASE! Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen is a debut novel that takes place in the 1400s when Africans were being forcibly taken and sold into slavery. This wonderful novel tells the story ofContinue reading “Book Review: Skin of the Sea”

Book Review: Firekeeper’s Daughter

Genre: Mystery, Suspense Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Clearly, I caved into the hype about Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley, and for once I was not disappointed! I’m not going to lie, 90% of the reason I picked up this book was because of the cover and because I wrongfully thought it was a fantasy novel. However, I’mContinue reading “Book Review: Firekeeper’s Daughter”

Book Review: The Portals of Tartae

Genre: YA Fantasy, Portal Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ After connecting with the author on Facebook, I was extremely excited to dive into The Portals of Tartae by Marcia Soligo! Marcia graciously sent me a signed copy of her wonderful novel, and I have to say, it was such a pleasant surprise! The novel is about OliviaContinue reading “Book Review: The Portals of Tartae”

Book Review: If You, Then Me

Genre: YA Contemporary, YA Romance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I recently borrowed If You, Then Me by Yvonne Woon from the library, solely based on the title, and it was such an enjoyable and wholesome book! If you’re looking for a lighthearted or quick read with some cute romance, then this is the book for you! TheContinue reading “Book Review: If You, Then Me”

Book Review: Raybearer

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ When The Novel Neighbor announced that they were doing a virtual event with Jordan Ifeuko and Chloe Gong, I immediately had to read Raybearer, which has been on my TBR since it came out! I don’t normally buy books before reading them, but after finishing Raybearer and watching Jordan IfeukoContinue reading “Book Review: Raybearer”

Book Review: Dragon by Midnight

Genre: YA Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I recently joined BookSirens, a site that is dedicated to connecting readers with new books! I was absolutely stoked to find Dragon by Midnight by Karen Kincy on the site because I had recently added it to my TBR, and I could not wait for it to beContinue reading “Book Review: Dragon by Midnight”

Book Review: Let’s Talk About Love

Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+ Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Shoutout to The Novel Neighbor for recommending another great book with an ace character! Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann is an absolutely wonderful book for anyone who is wanting to read novels with ace representation! Alice is asexual. She has known this for a while, but she doesn’tContinue reading “Book Review: Let’s Talk About Love”

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