Amber & Dusk: A Magical Tale of Courtly Intrigue (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Amber & Dusk! If you're looking for a fantasy novel filled with magic and courts and royalty, then you'll definitely want to check this one out! It centers around Sylvie who is heading towards her birthright. Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, her guardians called … Continue reading Amber & Dusk: A Magical Tale of Courtly Intrigue (+Giveaway!)

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This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson (ARC): A Sci-Fi Murder Mystery Full of Twists and Turns

4 stars Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first-generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, was killed by a deadly virus. Becoming captain, and far sooner than she thought, involves struggling to survive every day, learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how … Continue reading This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson (ARC): A Sci-Fi Murder Mystery Full of Twists and Turns

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao (ARC): A Stunning East-Asian Inspired Snow White Retelling Even Better than the First

4.5 stars Princess Jade has grown up exiled away in a monastery while her stepmother, the ruthless Xifeng, rules as empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. So when Jade is called back to the Great Forest to potentially learn to be heir … Continue reading Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao (ARC): A Stunning East-Asian Inspired Snow White Retelling Even Better than the First

Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean: An Engrossing & Light Asian Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss!

4 stars Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms, and you'll marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become … Continue reading Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean: An Engrossing & Light Asian Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss!

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 Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (DRC): A Very Personal Narrative of an American Muslim Girl in 2002

4 stars It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s a politically charged time, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin has built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her after seeing how rude and hurtful people around her are. … Continue reading A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (DRC): A Very Personal Narrative of an American Muslim Girl in 2002

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (DRC): A Cute New Contemporary from Beloved Authors

4 stars Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the … Continue reading What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (DRC): A Cute New Contemporary from Beloved Authors