Amber & Dusk: A Magical Tale of Courtly Intrigue (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Amber & Dusk! If you're looking for a fantasy novel filled with magic and courts and royalty, then you'll definitely want to check this one out! It centers around Sylvie who is heading towards her birthright. Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, her guardians called … Continue reading Amber & Dusk: A Magical Tale of Courtly Intrigue (+Giveaway!)

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (ARC): A Lush and Rich Fanatasy You’ll Fall in Love With

4.5 stars Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most cruel. But this year, there's a ninth. Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village … Continue reading Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (ARC): A Lush and Rich Fanatasy You’ll Fall in Love With

The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta (ARC): A Queer Italian Mafia-Inspired Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss

4 stars All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that she is a strega--a magic wielder. Teo herself can turn people into decorative objects--which is handy when dealing with the DiSangro's enemies--but common belief is that they are figures out of fairytales--not real people. Then the Capo, the land’s new ruler, sends poisoned letters to … Continue reading The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta (ARC): A Queer Italian Mafia-Inspired Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna: An Entertaining Space Opera Inspired by Indian Mythology (+ INTL Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Sangu Mandanna's A Spark of White Fire! This is the last day of this tour, but it's for an Indian mythology inspired space opera you DON'T want to miss! I really enjoyed reading this and definitely recommend if you're looking for a diverse cast in a universe … Continue reading A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna: An Entertaining Space Opera Inspired by Indian Mythology (+ INTL Giveaway!)

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (ARC): A Hero’s Journey with a Well-Needed Twist

4.5 stars Raised by monks, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, Yumeko excels at both illusion and mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain, and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s … Continue reading Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (ARC): A Hero’s Journey with a Well-Needed Twist

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee (ARC): A Loveable Girl Gang on an Adventure Saving Sea Monsters

4.5 stars Felicity Montague is through with pretending she doesn't dream of becoming a doctor. After returning from England, Felicity has two goals: avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh; and enroll in medical school. But men, the sole guardians of science, do not see her intellect and passion for … Continue reading The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee (ARC): A Loveable Girl Gang on an Adventure Saving Sea Monsters

If You Liked… #8: September 2018 Edition

Today is the last recommendation post of the month (recommendations now on Tuesdays!), and you know what that means: Personalized book recs based on books you know and love! From diverse romantic contemporaries to science fiction action to murderous monsters and genre-bending stories, this month's recommendations (based on my very favorite reads of this month) … Continue reading If You Liked… #8: September 2018 Edition

The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke (ARC): A Fierce Genderbent Beowulf Retelling

4 stars Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—mercenary girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey … Continue reading The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke (ARC): A Fierce Genderbent Beowulf Retelling

Black Wings Beating by Alex London (DRC): Falconry, Fantasy, and #OwnVoices LGBTQ+ Rep!

4 stars The people of Uztar rever the birds of prey in the sky, and no one is more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists. Brysen strives to be a great falconer--while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts and wishes to be free of falconry. She's nearly made it … Continue reading Black Wings Beating by Alex London (DRC): Falconry, Fantasy, and #OwnVoices LGBTQ+ Rep!