A Magical Tale: Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer (Interview + Review + Giveaway!)

I am so so excited to bring you not just one, but two interviews this week as I talk with Joanna Ruth Meyer about Echo North, her magical sophomore novel! If you love fairytales and enchanting, atmospheric novels, and MAGICAL LIBRARIES (!!!), then you have to check out Echo North. It's all of this and more. Almost … Continue reading A Magical Tale: Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer (Interview + Review + Giveaway!)

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The Wicked King by Holly Black (ARC): A Bloodthirsty Sequel to a Compelling Fantasy Series (Spoiler-Free)

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! fade to black … Continue reading The Wicked King by Holly Black (ARC): A Bloodthirsty Sequel to a Compelling Fantasy Series (Spoiler-Free)

The Girl King by Mimi Yu (ARC): A Vaguely Problematic Anticipated Read

1.5 stars Two sisters become unwitting rivals in a war to claim the title of Emperor in Mimi Yu's debut, The Girl King. Content warning: rape, violence 🌸 I don't recommend anyone of any age read this, but if you have to put an age, I'd say 16+. There's no good way to say this. I've … Continue reading The Girl King by Mimi Yu (ARC): A Vaguely Problematic Anticipated Read

Best of 2018: Hidden Gems + Underappreciated Books

To end 2018, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday left in the year will be dedicated to a list of 6 books that absolutely wowed me this year. Today is dedicated to all those hidden gems, partly inspired by Mackenzi Lee's awesome new trend, #HypeYour5 underrated 2018 books (which, I couldn't help but top and … Continue reading Best of 2018: Hidden Gems + Underappreciated Books

Another Year Gone By: Most Anticipated YA Releases of November & December

I meant to post this many many weeks ago (aka the start of November, so a VERY long time), but somehow a lot of things just kept getting in my way. Life, the gross new WordPress (which I switched back from), lack of motivation. But anyways, I AM HERE WITH AMAZING NOVEMBER BOOKS (and now … Continue reading Another Year Gone By: Most Anticipated YA Releases of November & December

5 Holiday Songs You’ll Think About When Reading The Afterlife of Holly Chase (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Cynthia Hand's The Afterlife of Holly Chase! Not only do I have a super huge giveaway for you to enter, I've got a whole list of holiday songs you'll think of while reading The Afterlife of Holly Chase! A retelling of an old classic, A Christmas Carol, The Afterlife of Holly Chase … Continue reading 5 Holiday Songs You’ll Think About When Reading The Afterlife of Holly Chase (+Giveaway!)

#MailboxMonday: A Photo Journey of the Book Mail I’ve Forgotten to Share

I always feel really lucky to receive a lot of amazing bookmail--both from friends, authors, publishers, and giveaways. There's always an inner battle for me between thanking the person (and I am so grateful to be able to read these amazing books) and trying to not flaunt my privilege in a way, especially because I … Continue reading #MailboxMonday: A Photo Journey of the Book Mail I’ve Forgotten to Share

Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst (DRC): Heists & Dragons & Family–What More Do You Need?!

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?!