ARC: The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

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 ARC: The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

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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!)

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

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram: Random Things Darius Would Approve Of

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Darius the Great Is Not Okay! If you haven't heard me screaming about this book already, well, here's another chance to be exposed to the sheer wonderfulness that is this book. Seriously. I'm in love. Darius the Great Is Not Okay is both heartbreaking and heartwarming in its … Continue reading Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram: Random Things Darius Would Approve Of

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer (DRC): Monsters, Murder, and Mayhem

4.5 stars Nita isn't a murderer. She just dissects the bodies of supernatural beings after they've been "acquired" by her mother. But when her mom brings home a live specimen of a scared teenage boy, Nita decides she wants out. Yet saving her mother's victim leads Nita to being sold in his place—because Nita herself … Continue reading Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer (DRC): Monsters, Murder, and Mayhem

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Reads Reviews

Honestly, today's discussion is pretty straightforward and can be boiled down into one phrase (at the end, of course), but I still feel the need to emphasize certain points for any person who reads reviews. There's a whole entire community (aka the book community) dedicated to books and also reviewing books and reading reviews. And this … Continue reading An Open Letter to Anyone Who Reads Reviews

Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes (DRC): Secrets Are Bad When You’re Being Blackmailed…

3.5 stars Embry Woods has secrets, both big and small. And what happened that night at the Sea Cliff Inn with the fire is what just might bring Embry down. Everyone thinks she's a hero, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Yet, she's not going around dispelling the notion either, at least, not … Continue reading Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes (DRC): Secrets Are Bad When You’re Being Blackmailed…