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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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!

The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell: A Historical Fantasy Sequel Full of Twists and Turns (Blog Tour + INTL Giveaways!)

Are you excited? Because I'm excited. Today I've got the wonderful Lisa Maxwell on the blog talking about her New York Times Bestselling historical fantasy series, The Last Magician! I loved reading this book last year, and thought this time-traveling magical fantasy read was SUCH A BLAST. The twists and turns were KILLER. And not only … Continue reading The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell: A Historical Fantasy Sequel Full of Twists and Turns (Blog Tour + INTL Giveaways!)

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!)

Exclusive Interview: I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for writer duo Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz's latest thriller novel, I Do Not Trust You! Today we have an exclusive interview with the authors about I Do Not Trust You, which you won't want to miss! This is such an awesome novel featuring a global scavenger hunt, … Continue reading Exclusive Interview: I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz Blog Tour

Most Common Books in Secondhand Stores Across the US

As someone who frequents used bookstores looking for a steal or a rare book, I often come across lots of copies of the same book in different bookstores. Usually these books are donated because they're old and people have grown out of them (as seen by the not recent publishing date of most of these), or … Continue reading Most Common Books in Secondhand Stores Across the US

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!)