I'm super blessed to be able to read a lot of the books I'm excited for as ARCs, but These Witches Don't Burn is one of those titles that I did not get to read as an ARC, but you bet I'm picking up next month! I'm so so ready. I've been ready for so … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Isabel Sterling on These Witches Don’t Burn (+INTL Giveaway!)
I’ve been Procrastinating™ this badly, but IT’S TIME TO SCREAM, Y’ALL. Not only is this book a wonderful addition to YA mystery/thriller/horror (see, screams above) but it’s also just so damn good? Like, this book sent me to my grave, so I could become a ghost and hang out with Lexi. SO GOOD. From angry … Continue reading Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist: Ghosts, Murder Mysteries, & Angry Queer Girls
3.5 stars After her older sister’s death, Violet Saunders and her mother moves back to Four Paths, her mother’s hometown. Four Paths is a small town, and filled with more secrets than Violet is ready for. Soon she’s embedded into understanding how the town works—with its mysterious monster, the Gray, hunting and killing innocents, and … Continue reading The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman: A Highly Atmospheric Book About a Mysterious Small Town
3.5 stars Rhea Rhavenna knows of things that don't actually exist. A wood at her backyard. A boy in the darkness of the attic. And when the boy speaks to her, she agrees to play his game. Which leads Rhea to discover something far greater than the life she's known with her family. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees: A Spooky Fantasy Filled With Witches, Woods, and Magic Galore!
There are so many cool novels that came out/are coming out that feel really atmospheric. I know when I say this most people jump to the sound of "spooky, mysterious, enchanting" but even more than that, I think it applies to any sort of novel with a really strong setting and environment that just engrosses … Continue reading 7 Atmospheric Reads: The Spooky, the Magical, and the Mysterious + Make Your Own
4 stars Holly Black's The Folk of Air series follows Jude Duarte and the palace intrigues and deceptions in Faerie. Full of lies, trickery, and dangerous alliances, this is a bloodthirsty and enchanting series that sucks you in and doesn't spit you back out. This review is spoiler-free for the whole series. 🌸 Probably should be 15+ (violence! sex!) and none … Continue reading The Wicked King by Holly Black (ARC): A Bloodthirsty Sequel to a Compelling Fantasy Series (Spoiler-Free)
4.5 stars Leading your first heist is a major milestone--it's a chance to gain power and acceptance within Sky's family and society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern--a human capable of turning into a dragon. Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets … Continue reading Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst (DRC): Heists & Dragons & Family–What More Do You Need?!