REVIEW: Redemptor

“The only thing more powerful than a wish is purpose.” ————————————— The Raybearer was one of my favorite fantasy reads of last year and Redemptor is a beautiful ending to the story. Tarisai is the principled heroine that we all need in our lives. She learns some hard lessons as she must build her councilContinue reading “REVIEW: Redemptor”

REVIEW: Small Favors

“Only the Lord knows what wickedness is kept in the hearts of men.” —————————————— …or maybe not. If M. Night Shyamalan and Blake Crouch teamed up to write a YA book, it would be this one. Small Favors is The Village meets Wayward Pines. The Downing family lives in a small hamlet cut off fromContinue reading “REVIEW: Small Favors”

REVIEW: Where It All Lands

When best friends Drew and Shane spot the new girl to school, they both fall for her at first sight, she’s beautiful and a band nerd like them. Rather than both vying for her attention and possibly ruining their friendship, they agree on a coin toss, an old tradition of theirs to avoid fighting betweenContinue reading “REVIEW: Where It All Lands”

Pub Day Review: The Tragedy of Dane Riley

The Tragedy of Dane Riley is a great coming of age story in the vein of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Dane is a senior in high school who is feeling lost, his father has recently passed away, his mother is now dating his father’s best friend and he’s in a new school. HeContinue reading “Pub Day Review: The Tragedy of Dane Riley”

REVIEW: Witches Steeped in Gold

“Bare your teeth like a predator even if at times you feel more like prey.” ————————- Cha, did this one take me longer to read than I anticipated. It had all the fantasy elements I usually love: witches, pirates, blood magic, long fraught rivalries, bitter betrayals and lots of secrets. But sadly, I just struggledContinue reading “REVIEW: Witches Steeped in Gold”

🌞 May Wrap up 🌞

The Henna Artist ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Girl Who Died ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫The Dark Tide ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Of Women and Salt ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Mary Jane ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Cutthroat Cheerleader ⭐️⭐️The Jetsetters ⭐️⭐️⭐️Perfect Days ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Plot ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫People We Meet on Vacation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Ember of Night ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️A Theater for Dreamers ⭐️⭐️⭐️The Hunting Wives ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️How to Mars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫The Falling Woman ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫Hamnet ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Witches Steeped inContinue reading “🌞 May Wrap up 🌞”

REVIEW: The Dark Tide

“Eva had reached her limit for human interaction.  She could feel the climbing tension in her muscles, the sharp stab of irritation every time another person spoke, the rising desire to pluck one of her hairpins out of her braids and shove it through someone’s throat.” ——————— Ok, I think Jasinska captured my personality inContinue reading “REVIEW: The Dark Tide”

REVIEW: Ember of Night

Demons. Demons. Demons. All clamoring to open the gates of hell and somehow, Harley, a scrappy little nobody is drawn into the fight. Harley has had a rough life, this novel deals with the real impact of domestic abuse and poverty on a teen’s life intertwined with some serious fantasy evil. There are not tooContinue reading “REVIEW: Ember of Night”

Review: Anna K Away

Last year, I got an ARC of Anna K and was so excited for a modern retelling of one of my favorite classics. I adored it, it was fresh and modern and still had the emotional punch of the original. I then went on to win a caption contest giveaway from the lovely Jenny LeeContinue reading “Review: Anna K Away”

REVIEW: Mina and the Undead

Are vampires real? Mina doesn’t think so. But she loves the lore of it, from Dracula to Lestat her family is immersed. When she agrees to spend the summer in New Orleans with her sister, she finds herself surrounded by dead bodies. At first it seems like they are coincidences, after all they do workContinue reading “REVIEW: Mina and the Undead”