This magical sequel to The Atlas Six is full of chaos, magic, and carnage. The series continues to astound me with its' wonderful writing and characters, and was a novel I could not put down.
Review: The Weight of Blood
Title: The Weight of BloodAuthor: Tiffany D. JacksonRelease date: September 6, 2022Age-range/genre: Young Adult / Thriller, Horror, Sci-fiTrigger warnings: racism, child abuse, hate crimes, blood, murderSummary: [from goodreads] When Springville residents—at least the ones still alive—are questioned about what happened on prom night, they all have the same explanation... Maddy did it.An outcast at her small-town Georgia high school, … Continue reading Review: The Weight of Blood
ARC Review & Blog tour: Love From Mecca to Medina
Title: Love From Mecca to MedinaAuthor: S. K. AliRelease date: October 18, 2022Age-range/genre: Young Adult / Contemporary, RomanceTrigger warnings: referenced racism and islamophobiaSummary: [from goodreads] Adam and Zayneb. Perfectly matched. Painfully apart.Adam is in Doha, Qatar, making a map of the Hijra, a historic migration from Mecca to Medina, and worried about where his next paycheck will come from. … Continue reading ARC Review & Blog tour: Love From Mecca to Medina
ARC Review: I’m The Girl
Title: I'm The GirlAuthor: Courtney SummersRelease date: 13th September 2022Age-range/genre: Young Adult / Thriller, MysteryTrigger warnings: murder, sexual assault, adult/minor relationship, child abuse, drug use, references to death of a parentRating: 4/5 starsSummary: [from goodreads] When sixteen-year-old Georgia Avis discovers the dead body of thirteen-year-old Ashley James, she teams up with Ashley's older sister, Nora, to find and bring the … Continue reading ARC Review: I’m The Girl
ARC Review: The Dragon’s Promise
recommended for: fans of high fantasy, epic adventures, and exploring family & romantic relationships
The Dragon's Promise is a wonderful ending to the Six Crimson Cranes duology, full of magic and adventure. The novel has so much heart, making it a heartfelt story that plucks at heartstrings and concludes a great story.
Review: Into the Drowning Deep
recommended for: fans of sci-fi & thriller, killer mermaids, and cozy horror novels
A fun mix of sci-fi and thriller, Into the Drowning Deep is a riveting novel that's hard to put down.
Review: The Space Between Worlds
recommended for: fans of multiverse stories, sapphic sci-fi novels, and fantastic worldbuilding and commentary.
The Space Between Worlds is a wonderfully written sci-fi novel that straddles the line of speculative fiction. It dives into themes of class and capitalism, all the while being a thrilling and fun ride as we jump into different worlds.
ARC Review & Blog tour: Not Good For Maidens
recommended for: fans of urban fantasies, family drama, and vivid writing.
Tori Bovalino delivers yet another enticing thriller novel, this time focusing on the alluring goblin markets that love to lure in teenagers - their most recent captive being Neela, the teenage aunt and best friend of our protagonist Louise. It's a lovely story of magic, family, and the tempting and mysterious markets run by goblins.
ARC Review: Hell Followed With Us
recommended for: fans of post-apocalyptic novels, powerful queer stories, found family and stories about finding identity
Hell Followed With Us is a beautifully written novel that explores themes of autonomy and identity in a post-apocalyptic setting. It’s atmospheric writing and wonderful characters make it a surprisingly wholesome and touching horror novel.
ARC Review: My Mechanical Romance
recommended for: fans of the rivals-to-lovers trope, strong female characters, girls in STEM, and cute romance novels
My Mechanical Romance was a wonderfully sweet (yet still angsty) contemporary novel that explores what it's like to be a teenage girl with an interest in the STEM field in a misogynistic world, how ambition is not something to be scared of, and how important it is to let go of other people's expectations. A mix of seriousness and fluff, it's a contemporary novel I adored reading.