Good and Evil in Malice | Book Review

【 MALICE 】 ★★★★★ The queer retelling of Sleeping Beauty you've always wanted. Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairytale retellingAuthor: Heather WalterPublished: April 2021Publisher: Del ReyPages: 464 (paperback) This was honestly wonderful. I loved every second of this book and thought it was ridiculously fun what Walter has done with the original fairytale. Setting aside for … Continue reading Good and Evil in Malice | Book Review

Looming War in A Vow So Bold and Deadly | Book Review

【 A VOW SO BOLD AND DEADLY 】 BOOK #3 IN THE A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY SERIES Love, love, love. ★★★★★ Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Brigid KemmererPublished: 408 (paperback)Publisher: BloomsburyPages: January 2021 This was such a great and explosive conclusion to this trilogy and I'm so pumped that we don't have to leave … Continue reading Looming War in A Vow So Bold and Deadly | Book Review

Royal Battles in A Heart So Fierce and Broken | Book Review

【 A HEART SO FIERCE AND BROKEN 】 BOOK #2 IN THE A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY SERIES A stunning sequel to A Curse So Dark and Lonely. ★★★★★ Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Brigid KemmererPublished: January 2020Publisher: BloomsburyPages: 450 (paperback) I was really blown away by how wonderful Kemmerer's writing in this was - … Continue reading Royal Battles in A Heart So Fierce and Broken | Book Review

Star Magic in Luminous | Review

【 LUMINOUS 】 ★★★★ Another delightful fantasy story from Mara Rutherford. Genre: Young Adult, FantasyAuthor: Mara RutherfordPublished: October 2021Publisher: Inkyard PressPages: 368 (paperback) I'm a big fan of the simple yet enthralling way Rutherford pens a fantasy tale. Having thoroughly enjoyed the Crown of Coral and Pearl duology, I was so excited to see what … Continue reading Star Magic in Luminous | Review

Found Family in Raybearer | Book Review

【 RAYBEARER 】 ★★★★★ The next best thing in YA fantasy. Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Jordan IfuekoPublished: August 2020Publisher: Hot Key BooksPages: 496 (paperback) Quick thoughtsThis was an utterly captivating, African-inspired fantasy that I cannot get enough of. Tarisai was a wonderful character with a perfect blend of internal conflict. The wrought tensions between all … Continue reading Found Family in Raybearer | Book Review

Jaw-Dropping Action in Only a Monster | Book Review

【 ONLY A MONSTER 】 ★★★★★ The best Romeo and Juliet story I've read for a long time. Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal FantasyAuthor: Vanessa LenPublished: February 2022Publisher: Allen & UnwinPages: 416 (hardback) Thanks to Allen and Unwin for a copy for review ARGH. I loved this! I have been so excited to get my hands … Continue reading Jaw-Dropping Action in Only a Monster | Book Review

Brain Teasers in The Inheritance Games | Book Review

【 THE INHERITANCE GAMES 】 ★★★★★ This 👏🏻 was 👏🏻 so 👏🏻 good 👏🏻 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, MysteryAuthor: Jennifer Lynn BarnesPublished: September 2020Publisher: PenguinPages: 372 (paperback) Whew I struggled to put this one down/go to bed at appropriate times. I was just reading and reading until ungodly hours like 11pm (I'm old, okay, don't … Continue reading Brain Teasers in The Inheritance Games | Book Review

Fighting the Impossible in The King of Koraha | Book Review

【 THE KING OF KORAHA 】 ★★★★★ Maria V. Snyder's books always give me the best warm fuzzies and the greatest adventures. Genre: Young Adult, FantasyAuthor: Maria V. SnyderPublished: December 2021Publisher: HarlequinPages: 528 (paperback) Thanks to Harlequin for a copy of this for review This was a fantastic conclusion to The Archives of the Invisible … Continue reading Fighting the Impossible in The King of Koraha | Book Review

Seasonal Chaos in Snow Like Ashes | Book Reviews

【 SNOW LIKE ASHES 】 ★★★ Adventurous and unexpectedly twisty. Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Sara RaaschPublished: October 2014Publisher: Balzer + BrayPages: 422 (hardback) I'll start by saying I really didn't love the audiobook performance of this book, but that I loved the world and the magic system – so I will definitely be continuing the … Continue reading Seasonal Chaos in Snow Like Ashes | Book Reviews

Fighting Spirits in White Trash Warlock | Book Review

【 WHITE TRASH WARLOCK 】 ★★★ This was much sadder than I expected. Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, QueerAuthor: David R. SlaytonPublished: October 2020Publisher: Blackstone PublishingPages: 320 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) posession – death – guns – abandonment I think that honestly sums up my main thoughts about this book: it was much … Continue reading Fighting Spirits in White Trash Warlock | Book Review