Well folks, this is it. We're in the last 20% of the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, and I hope everyone has had a great time so far--whether or not you're on track to meet your goal. If you haven’t heard about it, #YARC2019, or the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, is a … Continue reading We’re Almost There! What to Read for #YARC2019 This November
I’m honestly so overwhelmed by just how much I enjoyed this book. High fantasy isn’t normally my jam, but from the very beginning of this, I was obsessed. There’s a timeline at the start of the story that in itself was such an entertaining and interesting read for me, and I couldn’t get enough of … Continue reading Crier’s War by Nina Varela: Romance, Revolutionaries, and ALL the Angsty Fluff
This is something new and totally different than a lot of my other posts, but I'm really excited to share it with you! Especially given my spotty posting schedule. (Expect reviews for Crier's War by Nina Varela, Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett, The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey, Resurrection Girls by Ava … Continue reading A Gravemaidens . . . Comic Strip?! See My First Attempt at Sequential Art
I knew this was going to be cute, but I never imagined just how cute it would be. Everything about this series is so lovely, it’s such a sweet and heartfelt experience. The reading experience of these books is genuinely so pleasant and calming, I can’t recommend it enough. If you want a quick and … Continue reading The Tea Dragon Society & The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill: Soft, Precious, and Lush
Hey y'all! This is a very impromptu post, but my posting schedule has been out of sorts as I transition into ~college life~. It's been very busy and all sorts of unique stresses, but overall I'm having a really good time. I have really good friends, a beautiful campus, and classes I'm excited about, which … Continue reading Reading Updates! What Have I Been Up To?
I was definitely wowed by the pretty cover, and am honestly super sad I decided to DNF (Did Not Finish) this. I’m hoping to pick it up at a later date, but given how I have to be ruthless with what I read before I leave for college, it means House of Salt and Sorrows … Continue reading DNF Review: House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig, an Interesting Concept, but Not For Me
Today I'm so excited to host the cover reveal for Spellhacker--the sophomore novel from one of my favorite authors, M.K. England! Their debut The Disasters published last year and it was such a fun and queer space adventure full of high stakes and a loveable found family, I'm immensely excited to read their next book! … Continue reading Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Spellhacker, M.K. England’s Genre-Bending Sophomore Novel ✨
A little birdie dropped this post off, and wow, I'm excited to share it! I know we've been getting a lot of bird books recently (crows! ravens! idk eagles!) but this is one you definitely do not want to miss out on. Kalyn Josephson's The Storm Crow features magical elemental crows, invading empires, and dangerous … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Kalyn Josephson on The Storm Crow (+INTL Giveaway)
I knew this was going to be good, but I definitely did not know just how good it would be. Elizabeth Lim’s Spin the Dawn was a classic-style story with a lush and beautiful world and gorgeous prose. Featuring the classic “girl dressing as a boy” trope, a Project-Runway-esque competition, and a quest, Spin the … Continue reading Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim: A Lush and Beautiful Fantasy with a Romance I Wasn’t Into
It's a two-in-one kind of day, and not only do I have my review of Mary Fan's Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon (out today!) but also I have five similar fantasy recommendations for y'all! If I had to describe Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon, I'd say Historical-set adventure with fantasy/steampunk elements. And so, I have … Continue reading Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan & Five Similar Fantasies You’ll Want to Pick Up!