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
In the aftermath of the Royal Wedding, I saw it fit to make today's recommendation post all about all things royal. From modern contemporary romances including royalty to fantastical royalty, these are novels that are sure to satisfy your romantic cravings and give you a ship that's like when Megan looks at Harry. So, for all … Continue reading Royal Reading Recommendations!
3 stars bumped up to 4 stars A war is coming. Khosa was born to be given to the sea to prevent the wave that once destroyed the Kingdom of Stille. Her mother birthed her to be destined for the same fate--to dance as the sea takes her and drowns her to save thousands of … Continue reading Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis
4.5 stars A refreshing twist on a tried tale? Check! Demons possessing royalty? Check! A beautifully woven story on family, friendship, and love? Check! E.K. Johnston's adaption of 1001 Nights is filled with magic and intrigue to weave a captivating tale. Set in a desert kingdom with villages who worship their ancestors as small gods … Continue reading A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston