Hungry Hearts Food Crawl Kickoff! Interviews, #OwnVoices Reviewers, & More! (+INTL Giveaway!)

Friends! CW from The Quiet Pond & I had a mini-epiphany together on Twitter one day. We were both so excited for Hungry Hearts and wanted to share our love--and what better way than with #OwnVoices bloggers for this diverse anthology?! We are so happy to be bringing to you the Hungry Hearts Food Crawl--like … Continue reading Hungry Hearts Food Crawl Kickoff! Interviews, #OwnVoices Reviewers, & More! (+INTL Giveaway!)

The Beholder by Anna Bright: Great Story, Nonsensical Worldbuilding

I knew two things going into this: That it was inspired by the Odyssey, and that it was about a girl who crossed an ocean. I knew a little more, obviously, but those were the main defining features of The Beholder to me, pre-reading. After-reading, however, I feel like I’m being pulled apart in two … Continue reading The Beholder by Anna Bright: Great Story, Nonsensical Worldbuilding

Double Review: We Hunt the Flame + Ayesha At Last

Today I'm so excited to bring to you two reviews in one (double the trouble!) with my thoughts on both Hafsah Faizal's YA fantasy debut, We Hunt the Flame, and Uzma Jalaluddin's adult romance, Ayesha at Last! Both are by Muslim authors--although Faizal's is inspired by Ancient Arabia, not Islam--so it's fitting I smoosh them … Continue reading Double Review: We Hunt the Flame + Ayesha At Last

Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Isabel Sterling on These Witches Don’t Burn (+INTL Giveaway!)

I'm super blessed to be able to read a lot of the books I'm excited for as ARCs, but These Witches Don't Burn is one of those titles that I did not get to read as an ARC, but you bet I'm picking up next month! I'm so so ready. I've been ready for so … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Isabel Sterling on These Witches Don’t Burn (+INTL Giveaway!)

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

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