This post isn't as gory as it looks, I swear. Although you may be taken aback with horror after finding out just how many bloody books there are. Blood has quickly become one of those uber popular books (along with royalty words and stars and all sorts of vauge-ish concepts and objects). And I'm pretty … Continue reading Blood and…: Common Title Phrases #1
4.5 stars Sisters Serina and Nomi have very different fates: one in the palace, one in prison. Serina has been groomed her whole life to be a Grace, someone to stand by the heir to the throne as the shining, subjugated example of a perfect woman, while Nomi, her rebellious younger sister, has been groomed … Continue reading Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart: A Fierce, Feminist Fantasy That Fights Oppression
I say this almost every month but SERIOUSLY YA IS ROCKIN' THE NEW RELEASES THIS YEAR! Today I have for you 10 books that come out this month that I am so so excited for! (There are even 5 Tuesdays this month meaning more releases than usual!) It was definitely a toughie narrowing these down, … Continue reading A Supply of New Books from July!: Most Anticipated July 2018 Releases
It's the last Monday of the month--you know what that means! Personalized recommendations based on books you already know and love! This month, we're featuring new June releases paired with older releases so you'll be able to stay on top of what currently hot in the bookish world, while also revisiting old favorites. There's a … Continue reading If You Liked… #5: June 2018 Edition
4.5 stars Orïsha used to hum with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie Adebola’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. A ruthless king ordered all the maji to be killed, leaving Zélie and her people missing both loved ones and hope. But when the change to bring … Continue reading A Fierce Tale of Magic, Family, and Power: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I've read 155 books so far in 2018, and there's no sign of stopping. And along the way, I've come across some really awesome books that have either come from authors I'd never read anything from or authors with books that I hadn't really liked in the past. I was going to write about all … Continue reading Really Great but Really Unexpected Reads from 2018!
We've been having really awesome months so far in terms of YA releases, and I'm happy to say that June will be no exception. There's a ton of awesome sequels releasing, and I think a huge genre for this month is contemporary! There are tons of contemporaries coming out, debut and not, which I'm all … Continue reading When Will My TBR Stop Controlling Me?: Most Anticipated June 2018 Releases
If you had to only read one guest post in your life, this is the one I'd recommend, and I'm not just saying this because it's on my blog. (Also, welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Megan Bannen's The Bird and the Blade etc. etc. giveaway etc. please keep reading I promise you … Continue reading Ask Megan: An Advice Column for the Characters in The Bird and the Blade (Blog Tour + Giveaway!)
For this month's If You Liked, I have some May 2018 reading recommendations for you, based on backlist books that you've read & loved! There have been so many awesome releases this month & it was so hard narrowing it down to just 5 books that I'd recommend, but fear not! The rest are sure to … Continue reading If You Liked… #4: May 2018 Releases Edition
A couple weeks ago, I came across a conundrum. I had read a book, and there were people of color featured in it, but it felt unequivocally white. There were some characters of color, but they were trussed up in medieval style clothing and medieval culture with lords and ladies and princes, princesses, too-tight corsets, … Continue reading What Qualifies as “Diverse”?