Black Wings Beating by Alex London (DRC): Falconry, Fantasy, and #OwnVoices LGBTQ+ Rep!

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!

Advertisements

Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco: Exclusive Guest Post on Thomas Cresswell + Giveaway!

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!

Wildcard by Marie Lu (ARC): Mixed Feelings on a Highly Anticipated Sequel (Spoiler-Free!)

  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!)

What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra (ARC): A Dark, Genre-Bending Fantasy You Won’t Want to Miss!

4.5 stars When she turns eighteen, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncovers its dark secrets. Hayden tried to put the past behind her, but now it's all catching up with her: her mother's mysterious disappearance a decade ago, her father's outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race called the Nibelungs, and … Continue reading What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra (ARC): A Dark, Genre-Bending Fantasy You Won’t Want to Miss!

A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma: An Atmospheric Novel on Resilience, Mystery, and Magic (+ INTL Giveaway!)

Looking for a book full of mystery, magic, and stories from the past? (And also a giveaway for said book?) Well, look no further because Nova Ren Suma's stellar novel, A Room Away from the Wolves, has got you covered! It's such a mysterious and atmospheric story about a girl, Bina, who is asked to leave … Continue reading A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma: An Atmospheric Novel on Resilience, Mystery, and Magic (+ INTL Giveaway!)

White as Silence, Red as Song: 5 Reasons Why You Should Read this Italian The Fault in Our Stars (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Alessandro D'Avenia's White as Silence, Red as Song! This is such a cool read--rarely do books get translated from another language to English, so seeing this book go from Italian to English signals that this is definitely a book to pick up, especially after all the comparisons … Continue reading White as Silence, Red as Song: 5 Reasons Why You Should Read this Italian The Fault in Our Stars (+Giveaway!)

As She Ascends by Jodi Meadows (Spoiler-Free!): A Stunning Sequel feat. Dragons, Character Growth, and a Romance I’m Actually Into

4.5 stars (I managed to make this review spoiler free for book 1, so you can still read this and learn about how amazing this series is without having to read Before She Ignites! Below is the summary for book 1.) Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been known not … Continue reading As She Ascends by Jodi Meadows (Spoiler-Free!): A Stunning Sequel feat. Dragons, Character Growth, and a Romance I’m Actually Into

Sadie by Courtney Summers (ARC): A Dark and Twisting Thriller with a Unique Format

4.5 stars Raising her little sister Mattie alone hasn't been easy on Sadie, especially in a small town where everyone's focused on keeping their heads above water. Yet, when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's whole world crumbles and she's determined to bring her sister's killer to justice after the police have proven useless. Sadie hits … Continue reading Sadie by Courtney Summers (ARC): A Dark and Twisting Thriller with a Unique Format

The Leading Edge of Now by Marci Lynn Curtis (DRC): A Novel on Uncovering the Past

3 stars Just when Grace is beginning to get used to being an orphan, her estranged uncle suddenly comes forward to claim her. That might have been okay if he'd actually spoken to her since her father died. Or if moving in with Uncle Rusty didn't mean returning to New Harbor. New Harbor just reminds … Continue reading The Leading Edge of Now by Marci Lynn Curtis (DRC): A Novel on Uncovering the Past

Mirage by Somaiya Daud: A Lush Moroccan Debut (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Somaiya Daud's (inter)stellar debut novel, Mirage, hosted by Aimee, Always! This is such an awesome and unique science fiction novel that is so rich in Moroccan culture. Amani lives in a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, and she dreams of a life before the … Continue reading Mirage by Somaiya Daud: A Lush Moroccan Debut (+Giveaway!)