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!)

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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

Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs (ARC): Hackers and Action, Sci-Fi and Corporations

3.5 stars Believing they have been recruited by the CIA, six teen hackers arrive in LA for a hacking aptitude test with the promise of a college scholarship and a job with the CIA after graduation. But one of the teens, Owen, walks out, refusing to participate. The other five complete the tests, but when … Continue reading Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs (ARC): Hackers and Action, Sci-Fi and Corporations

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth (DRC): An “After” Type of Fantasy Deeply Rooted in Its Complex Characters

4.5 stars Five years ago during air strikes in London, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell were transported to the Woodlands--a magical forest kingdom in another realm filled with creatures out of myth and legend and a temporary refuge, as well as its own type of strife. When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed at … Continue reading The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth (DRC): An “After” Type of Fantasy Deeply Rooted in Its Complex Characters

Procrastination at Its Finest: All Those Tags I Need to Catch Up With

This is around 6 months of tags I was supposed to do, but kept putting off, but at least we're finally here! (To the point where I've procrastinated this Thursday post to Friday, but semantics.) Anyways, you all probably know I'm super bad at keeping up with tags, but I always really appreciate it whenever … Continue reading Procrastination at Its Finest: All Those Tags I Need to Catch Up With