The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin (ARC): Fresh, Exciting, and Unflinchingly a Big Mood™

5 stars A clever contemporary YA retelling of Henry VIII and his wives (or, in this case, his high school girlfriends), The Dead Queens Club tells the story from the perspective of Annie Marck aka Cleves, a 17-year-old aspiring journalist who meets Henry at summer camp. Beingn girlfriend number four is hard, and Cleves is the only girlfriend to … Continue reading The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin (ARC): Fresh, Exciting, and Unflinchingly a Big Mood™

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A Magical Tale: Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer (Interview + Review + Giveaway!)

I am so so excited to bring you not just one, but two interviews this week as I talk with Joanna Ruth Meyer about Echo North, her magical sophomore novel! If you love fairytales and enchanting, atmospheric novels, and MAGICAL LIBRARIES (!!!), then you have to check out Echo North. It's all of this and more. Almost … Continue reading A Magical Tale: Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer (Interview + Review + Giveaway!)

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty (ARC): Spoiler-Free Review of this Incredible Sequel

4.5 stars The Daevabad Trilogy (The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper, currently) is a sweeping adventure that conjures a world where djinn summon flames with the snap of a finger and waters run deep with old magic; where blood can be dangerous as any spell, and a clever con artist from Cairo will alter the fate of a kingdom. … Continue reading The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty (ARC): Spoiler-Free Review of this Incredible Sequel

The Similars by Rebecca Hanover (DRC): Boarding Schools, Clones, and Mystery

3.5 stars When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she finds out one of them is a clone of her dead best friend. The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. But Emma couldn't care less, and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year … Continue reading The Similars by Rebecca Hanover (DRC): Boarding Schools, Clones, and Mystery

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus (ARC): A Solid Mystery, but Not as Good as One of Us Is Lying

4 stars Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town … Continue reading Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus (ARC): A Solid Mystery, but Not as Good as One of Us Is Lying

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan (ARC): An Intriguing Concept Paired with an Unsatisfactory Execution

3 stars Rukhsana tries to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that harder and harder to do. Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life in Seattle and her new life at Caltech, where she can pursue her dream of becoming an engineer. But when … Continue reading The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan (ARC): An Intriguing Concept Paired with an Unsatisfactory Execution

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton (DRC): A Speculative Sci-Fi Collection of Short Stories with a Common Theme

3 stars Spanning the near to distant futures, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is made up of six interconnected stories that ask how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimens, and how hard that will push the definition of "human." Exploring the possibilities of genetic manipulation and life extension, as … Continue reading Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton (DRC): A Speculative Sci-Fi Collection of Short Stories with a Common Theme

Strange Days by Constantine Singer: The First 5 Things You Should Do If Aliens Murder Your Parents (Blog Tour)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Constantine J. Singer's science fiction debut, Strange Days! If you didn't know already, this has been one of my most anticipated releases of December ever since I heard about it in early 2018. The concept just really grabbed at me, and if you're a fan of … Continue reading Strange Days by Constantine Singer: The First 5 Things You Should Do If Aliens Murder Your Parents (Blog Tour)

The Disasters by M.K. England: A Light, Fun Space Adventure You Don’t Want to Miss!

4.5 stars Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than a day. But his one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three … Continue reading The Disasters by M.K. England: A Light, Fun Space Adventure You Don’t Want to Miss!

Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm: A Sweet and Delectable Romance feat. Drool-worthy Foods and Paris!

4 stars Rosie Radeke ever expected that she, a random nobody from Ohio, would be accepted to the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn't all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes.  Henry Yi's … Continue reading Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm: A Sweet and Delectable Romance feat. Drool-worthy Foods and Paris!