The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad: A Richly Developed Fantasy Perfect for Fans of YA/Adult Crossover Fiction

I feel like The Candle and the Flame deserves so much more buzz and marketing than it currently has. It’s a great book. In the scope of all modern lit, The Candle and the Flame develops a complex story about not only Fatima Ghazala and her newfound powers, but also the entire City of Noor … Continue reading The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad: A Richly Developed Fantasy Perfect for Fans of YA/Adult Crossover Fiction

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Latinx Science-Fiction & Fantasy You HAVE to Pick Up!

To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed in myself. I’ve only read three and a half (half for Don’t Date Rosa Santos, which I’m in the middle of reading) Latinx books so far this year. Which can be a lot, but once you factor in the fact that all four are ARCs and that I’ve … Continue reading Latinx Science-Fiction & Fantasy You HAVE to Pick Up!

Writer Wednesday: Guest Post by Maya Motayne, Author of Nocturna (+Giveaway!)

Oh my gosh--I'm so so excited to share this post with y'all today! Not only is Nocturna one of my most anticipated releases for this month, but Maya has also written up such an awesome and genuine guest post and I'm totally in love with her thought process that led to the creation of Nocturna. … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Guest Post by Maya Motayne, Author of Nocturna (+Giveaway!)

Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Swati Teerdhala on The Tiger at Midnight (+INTL Giveaway!)

I am just a bundle of gushiness about this book, and I wish I read it sooner so I could have hyped it up more to y'all BUT OMG IT IS FANTASTIC? I adored reading The Tiger at Midnight this past weekend, especially for the enemies-to-lovers cat-and-mouse games, the sizzling chemistry, and lush world. All … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Swati Teerdhala on The Tiger at Midnight (+INTL Giveaway!)

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala: An Exciting Cat-and-Mouse Fantasy Teeming with Chemistry

I haven’t read any high fantasies in a while, so picking up The Tiger at Midnight was actually really refreshing, and I’m so happy to say that I adored reading this book. For nearly five hundred pages, I read it pretty quickly and was definitely obsessed with Esha and Kunal’s dynamic. The world and story … Continue reading The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala: An Exciting Cat-and-Mouse Fantasy Teeming with Chemistry

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman: A Highly Atmospheric Book About a Mysterious Small Town

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

Why Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan Is Like a Potato (feat. an Interview with Emily!)

I'm so excited to bring to you not only my review (a step-by-step analysis of how Wicked Saints is comparable to a potato), but also a really fun interview with Emily herself about her bloodthirsty yet elegant debut, Wicked Saints! I admit that when I first heard about Wicked Saints, I got really really excited. … Continue reading Why Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan Is Like a Potato (feat. an Interview with Emily!)

Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Joan He’s Descendant of the Crane (+INTL Giveaway!)

You all probably know just how much I love this book (this is the third time this week I've posted on my blog about it I LOVE IT THAT MUCH), but today, I have something different and still very exciting for y'all: A character interview with the characters from DESCENDANT OF THE CRANE!!! Don't fret … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Joan He’s Descendant of the Crane (+INTL Giveaway!)

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He: SO. MANY. TWISTS.

5 stars Princess Hesina of Yan has just become queen after what she believes was her father’s murder. Yet, investigating the suspicious circumstances comes with a cost, namely treasonous magic from a soothsayer. Hesina must navigate both her own personal investigation into the murder, as well as the political games inside the imperial court and … Continue reading Descendant of the Crane by Joan He: SO. MANY. TWISTS.

We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett: A Friendship Novel Against a War-time Fantasy Backdrop

4 stars Revna is caught using illegal magic, but instead of being imprisoned, she is taken to a special women’s military flight unit to undertake deadly missions against her country’s enemy in the cover of the night. Meanwhile, Linné is disguised as a man on the front lines, but when she’s discovered, she has two … Continue reading We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett: A Friendship Novel Against a War-time Fantasy Backdrop