If you're looking for a lush, magical fantasy with serious fairy-tale vibes, do not hesitate to check out Alyssa Wees' The Waking Forest! I finished reading a few days ago and WOW this was such an intricate book? And the plot twist was heavenly. So definitely keep your eye out, because it just came out … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Alyssa Wees on The Waking Forest
3.5 stars Rhea Rhavenna knows of things that don't actually exist. A wood at her backyard. A boy in the darkness of the attic. And when the boy speaks to her, she agrees to play his game. Which leads Rhea to discover something far greater than the life she's known with her family. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees: A Spooky Fantasy Filled With Witches, Woods, and Magic Galore!
It's been a few months since we've had a character interview as our Writer Wednesday feature, but I'm so excited to bring this super spicy one from the characters of Victoria Lee's The Fever King! Seriously y'all, this book is now one of my all-time favorites and I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT. You can … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Victoria Lee’s The Fever King
Today I want to actually start of another year of If You Liked... posts by shouting out some adult science-fiction & fantasy novels by female authors! I picked this specific subset because oftentimes, these books are miscategorized as YA, for numerous reasons. A lot of it is definitely misogyny in both the YA and adult … Continue reading If You Liked… #13: Adult Science-Fiction & Fantasy by Women!
5 stars, all the love... In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology thrusts him into the magical elite. As the son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his … Continue reading The Fever King by Victoria Lee: A Highly-Entertaining FantaSci Novel feat. SO MANY CHARACTERS I LOVE
I wrote probably a dozen starters to this post, but I've finally decided the best way to start this is just *incoherent screaming* Because I'm so so happy to share with you today not only an exclusive first look at the cover reveal for Laura E. Weymouth's sophomore novel, A Treason of Thorns, but also an excerpt from the book, … Continue reading Exclusive First Look: A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth Cover Reveal, Excerpt, Interview, and Giveaway!
AHHHH SO I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH? I liked Peternelle van Arsdale's Beauty and the Beast like debut, but The Cold Is In Her Bones just blew my socks off. Because Y'ALL it is so lush and amazing? It's about this girl Milla who lives with her family on their farm, and when a girl Iris comes to live with them, Milla … Continue reading The Cold Is In Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale: A Lush Medusa-Inspired Story About Monsters and Girls (+INTL Giveaway!)
3 stars Sera has always felt as if she didn’t belong among her people, the Cerulean. She questions everything and longs for the day when the tether that connects her City Above the Sky to the earthly world below finally severs and sends the Cerulean to a new planet. But when Sera is chosen as the … Continue reading The Cerulean by Amy Ewing (DRC): Magical Girls Falling from the Sky
2 stars Sora and her gemina Daemon are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas—marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona. When Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to … Continue reading Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye: Frightfully Dull and Underdeveloped with Unclear Cultural Inspiration
I am so so excited to bring you not just one, but two interviews this week as I talk with Joanna Ruth Meyer about Echo North, her magical sophomore novel! If you love fairytales and enchanting, atmospheric novels, and MAGICAL LIBRARIES (!!!), then you have to check out Echo North. It's all of this and more. Almost … Continue reading A Magical Tale: Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer (Interview + Review + Giveaway!)