Caster by Elsie Chapman: A Thriller feat. Dangerous Magic Games, Diasporic Subthemes, & Gangs

Caster is one of those books that only gets better as you continue reading. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew there was magic, fights, and gangs in this story, and I was all in. And Chapman really pulled through in bringing an engaging and extremely entertaining thriller featuring a giant web of … Continue reading Caster by Elsie Chapman: A Thriller feat. Dangerous Magic Games, Diasporic Subthemes, & Gangs

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Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small: A Compelling Story, but with Heavy Content

I knew I was heading into a dark and heavy ballet book when I started, and Bright Burning Stars ended up being a very compelling read featuring some of the dark facets of dance and the slow breaking of a friendship. There are a lot of triggers, so please check out the content warnings in … Continue reading Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small: A Compelling Story, but with Heavy Content

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!

Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen (DRC): When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going

4.5 stars It didn't take long for Emmett Atwater to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one. Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world, trying to extract enough nyxia to satisfy … Continue reading Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen (DRC): When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going

DRC: The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

2.5 stars A fast-paced novel about colonizing somewhere else in the galaxy to give humanity a fighting chance, The Final Six promises romance, a high-stakes competition, and secrets behind every door. Leo, an Italian swimmer, and Naomi, a Persian-American science genius, are part of the 24 teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp where six … Continue reading DRC: The Final Six by Alexandra Monir