Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman (DRC): Coming of Age, not Adventure

4 stars Tess has been a troublemaker at birth, ever since she shoved her way out of her mother's womb before her twin sister. She's now suffering consequences for some of her trouble-making ways, and instead of heading towards the nunnery her parents are looking into, Tess puts on her boots and journeys across the … Continue reading Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman (DRC): Coming of Age, not Adventure

DRC: Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

2.5 stars Elsa lives in a world made by her mother through the scientific branch of scriptology where a person can write new worlds. But, when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must travel to the real world--historical 19th-century Italy--where she finds a secret society of young people with gifts like her … Continue reading DRC: Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

DRC: Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen

4 stars After years of devastating war with the adjacent kingdom, Shalia's people are desperate for peace. To achieve this, Shalia marries Calix, the King of the Bonelands to establish peace between their peoples and ensure the safety of her family. Yet Calix is motivated by his desire to exterminate the Elementae, mystical magic-holders, and … Continue reading DRC: Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen

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

Why I Prefer Edelweiss to NetGalley

Today's post is a discussion post! I'll be talking about why I prefer Edelweiss over NetGalley when requesting digital review copies, although both are great, and also suggesting alternative options to getting early access, even if you're not a blogger! If you didn't know, NetGalley and Edelweiss are sites that allow publishers and authors to … Continue reading Why I Prefer Edelweiss to NetGalley