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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”

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”

ARC Review: Princess of Souls

Genre: YA Fantasy, YA Fairytale Retelling Rating: ⭐⭐⭐1/2 Rep: Bi When I heard that Alexandra Christo was publishing a new book that is a Rapunzel retelling, I was so excited! I absolutely loved To Kill a Kingdom and jumped at the opportunity to read an early copy of Princess of Souls! On the outside, everyoneContinue reading “ARC Review: Princess of Souls”

ARC Review: Forestfall

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐ Rep: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian After absolutely loving Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone, I couldn’t wait to read the sequel and conclusion, Forestfall! The book picks up where Lakesedge left off, Leta made a deal with the Lord Under to save everyone and mend the corruption. Unfortunately, the deal did not goContinue reading “ARC Review: Forestfall”

Book Review: Promise of Shadows

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ After reading the Dread Nation duology, and loving it, I immediately added a bunch of Justina Ireland’s books to my TBR list! I finally got the chance to read Promise of Shadows for Black History Month, and it was absolutely fanatastic! The book is about Zephyr Mourning, a young HarpyContinue reading “Book Review: Promise of Shadows”

ARC Review: Shadowsphere

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Shadowsphere takes place after Bewilderness, but the contents consist of a character telling a story that takes place before the events of Bewilderness. In the novel Tavarian and Dexius are enemies from the same mountain village called Rethia. The Council that governs Rethia needs rokenstones to help improve the productivityContinue reading “ARC Review: Shadowsphere”

Book Review: Coven

Genre: YA Fantasy, Graphic Novel Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rep: Queer, Sapphic, POC I typically don’t read many graphic novels, but after reading an excerpt of Coven, written by Jennifer Dugan and illustrated by Kit Seaton, I could not wait to continue reading! Honestly, this book has convinced me that I need to read graphic novels moreContinue reading “Book Review: Coven”

ARC Review: The Sunbearer Trials

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rep: Transgender, Nonbinary, Gender Fluid I was absolutely blown away by The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas! The novel takes place in a world where the god, Sol, sacrificed their life to save the world from the evil Obsidian gods. Every 10 years the Sunbearer Trials take place with 10Continue reading “ARC Review: The Sunbearer Trials”