4.5 stars Raised by monks, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, Yumeko excels at both illusion and mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain, and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s … Continue reading Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (ARC): A Hero’s Journey with a Well-Needed Twist
4.5 stars Felicity Montague is through with pretending she doesn't dream of becoming a doctor. After returning from England, Felicity has two goals: avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh; and enroll in medical school. But men, the sole guardians of science, do not see her intellect and passion for … Continue reading The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee (ARC): A Loveable Girl Gang on an Adventure Saving Sea Monsters
5 stars When the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she has no memory of what came before she … Continue reading Damsel by Elana K. Arnold (DRC): A Hard-Hitting Feminist Fantasy That Actually Embodies the Word “Feminist”
Today is the last recommendation post of the month (recommendations now on Tuesdays!), and you know what that means: Personalized book recs based on books you know and love! From diverse romantic contemporaries to science fiction action to murderous monsters and genre-bending stories, this month's recommendations (based on my very favorite reads of this month) … Continue reading If You Liked… #8: September 2018 Edition
Are you excited? Because I am. Deb Caletti's A Heart in a Body in the World is such an awesome novel that I wholeheartedly recommend! And not only do I have an awesome guest post on why you should read it, straight from the author, there's also an international giveaway with five winners! Despite my lack … Continue reading A Heart in a Body in the World Blog Tour: A Riveting Novel on a Girl Running Across the United States (+ INTL Giveaway!)
4 stars Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—mercenary girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey … Continue reading The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke (ARC): A Fierce Genderbent Beowulf Retelling
4 stars The people of Uztar rever the birds of prey in the sky, and no one is more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists. Brysen strives to be a great falconer--while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts and wishes to be free of falconry. She's nearly made it … Continue reading Black Wings Beating by Alex London (DRC): Falconry, Fantasy, and #OwnVoices LGBTQ+ Rep!
Are you excited? Because I'm excited. Today I've got the wonderful Lisa Maxwell on the blog talking about her New York Times Bestselling historical fantasy series, The Last Magician! I loved reading this book last year, and thought this time-traveling magical fantasy read was SUCH A BLAST. The twists and turns were KILLER. And not only … Continue reading The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell: A Historical Fantasy Sequel Full of Twists and Turns (Blog Tour + INTL Giveaways!)
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Kerri Maniscalco's Escaping from Houdini, the third book in the Stalking Jack the Ripper Series! You are in for a treat, because not only is there a giveaway for an ARC of Escaping from Houdini, but Kerri Maniscalco also wrote a fantastic guest post on Thomas Cresswell and how he's developed throughout … Continue reading Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco: Exclusive Guest Post on Thomas Cresswell + Giveaway!
3.5 stars (note: No major spoilers for book 1!) This made me so sad that I wasn't completely blown away by this. I was hoping this would be the standout second book I was yearning for. I have a lot of mixed feelings, but in the end, it was slightly more positive than negative. … Continue reading Wildcard by Marie Lu (ARC): Mixed Feelings on a Highly Anticipated Sequel (Spoiler-Free!)