If You Liked #9: Spooky Edition!

It's the spookiest month of the year, and today I'm bringing you a wide range of Halloween novels--from witchy to chilling to bloody. These are sure to suit your every taste--whether you do or do not like horror--and provide a large variety of awesome book recommendations based on novels you already know and love! From … Continue reading If You Liked #9: Spooky Edition!

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (ARC): A Lush and Rich Fanatasy You’ll Fall in Love With

4.5 stars Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most cruel. But this year, there's a ninth. Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village … Continue reading Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (ARC): A Lush and Rich Fanatasy You’ll Fall in Love With

Toxic by Lydia Kang (DRC): A Gripping Tale of Abandoned Girls, Sentient Spaceships, and What It Means to Live

4 stars Cyclo, the first and largest biological ship of its kind, is dying. And Hana is abandoned alone on Cyclo, after being illegally raised aboard the ship for seventeen years, stuck there with no way out. Yet, a small crew of mercenaries have handed over the rights to their life to document the death … Continue reading Toxic by Lydia Kang (DRC): A Gripping Tale of Abandoned Girls, Sentient Spaceships, and What It Means to Live

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein: A Dark, Atmospheric Female-Centric Frankenstein Retelling (Review + Giveaway!)

It's been 200 years since the iconic piece that *basically* started science-fiction was written. And Kiersten White's The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein was such a perfect retelling commemorating this work! Not only do you get to read all of my gushing thoughts in this post, but there's also a giveaway and a bunch of ways … Continue reading The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein: A Dark, Atmospheric Female-Centric Frankenstein Retelling (Review + Giveaway!)

A This Mortal Coil Survival Guide: How to Stay Alive in a World Where People Burst Into Plumes of Infectious Mist by Emily Suvada (+Giveaway!)

Some dystopian worlds are backdrops for a nice dainty love triangle. Others . . . are vicious little apocalyptic hellscapes where you need to eat human flesh to survive, or die in a giant plume of infectious mist. And This Mortal Coil . . . is of the second type. It's shocking, horrifying, a little bit … Continue reading A This Mortal Coil Survival Guide: How to Stay Alive in a World Where People Burst Into Plumes of Infectious Mist by Emily Suvada (+Giveaway!)

What Do I Have Checked Out From the Library? (Spoiler: An Obscene Amount of Books)

Really. It's true. I am The Worst™ at resisting library books, and I'm fortunate enough to be one of those people who live near a well-stocked and well-updated library. (So I can support authors! For free!) This is why I have almost 30 books checked out from the library, and also why I have to … Continue reading What Do I Have Checked Out From the Library? (Spoiler: An Obscene Amount of Books)

The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta (ARC): A Queer Italian Mafia-Inspired Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss

4 stars All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that she is a strega--a magic wielder. Teo herself can turn people into decorative objects--which is handy when dealing with the DiSangro's enemies--but common belief is that they are figures out of fairytales--not real people. Then the Capo, the land’s new ruler, sends poisoned letters to … Continue reading The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta (ARC): A Queer Italian Mafia-Inspired Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss

Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill (ARC): A Charming Middle Grade Graphic Novel feat. Aquatic Unicorns

4 stars When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a storm, the last thing she expects is to discover a colony of Aquicorns—magical seahorse-like residents of the coral reef. As Lana explores the damaged town and the fabled undersea palace, she learns of how the adults … Continue reading Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill (ARC): A Charming Middle Grade Graphic Novel feat. Aquatic Unicorns

It’s Been More Than a Year–So What’s Changed?: A Transparency Post feat. Stats & (Too Much?) Honesty

When I asked about whether people wanted to see this post, I definitely didn't understand just how much personal information it would involve. I spent a while thinking about whether I wanted to share a lot of very real, very solid numbers, because there are a lot of ways people could react. (Also, I contemplated … Continue reading It’s Been More Than a Year–So What’s Changed?: A Transparency Post feat. Stats & (Too Much?) Honesty

50+ Amazing Asian Protagonists Who Were Asian from the Start

Welcome back to another week of "Wow, I can't believe that actually happened. Let's counteract that with books feat. amazing representation!" Honestly, this is basically what my recommendation posts are turning into (see last week's Combat Biphobia with These Awesome Book Recs! 🏳️‍🌈💗💜💙), but I don't mind! I love spreading positivity as a reaction to negativity, … Continue reading 50+ Amazing Asian Protagonists Who Were Asian from the Start