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!)
There are so many cool novels that came out/are coming out that feel really atmospheric. I know when I say this most people jump to the sound of "spooky, mysterious, enchanting" but even more than that, I think it applies to any sort of novel with a really strong setting and environment that just engrosses … Continue reading 7 Atmospheric Reads: The Spooky, the Magical, and the Mysterious + Make Your Own
4 stars Holly Black's The Folk of Air series follows Jude Duarte and the palace intrigues and deceptions in Faerie. Full of lies, trickery, and dangerous alliances, this is a bloodthirsty and enchanting series that sucks you in and doesn't spit you back out. This review is spoiler-free for the whole series. 🌸 Probably should be 15+ (violence! fade to black … Continue reading The Wicked King by Holly Black (ARC): A Bloodthirsty Sequel to a Compelling Fantasy Series (Spoiler-Free)
4.5 stars The Daevabad Trilogy (The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper, currently) is a sweeping adventure that conjures a world where djinn summon flames with the snap of a finger and waters run deep with old magic; where blood can be dangerous as any spell, and a clever con artist from Cairo will alter the fate of a kingdom. … Continue reading The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty (ARC): Spoiler-Free Review of this Incredible Sequel
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Cynthia Hand's The Afterlife of Holly Chase! Not only do I have a super huge giveaway for you to enter, I've got a whole list of holiday songs you'll think of while reading The Afterlife of Holly Chase! A retelling of an old classic, A Christmas Carol, The Afterlife of Holly Chase … Continue reading 5 Holiday Songs You’ll Think About When Reading The Afterlife of Holly Chase (+Giveaway!)
4.5 stars Leading your first heist is a major milestone--it's a chance to gain power and acceptance within Sky's family and society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern--a human capable of turning into a dragon. Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets … Continue reading Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst (DRC): Heists & Dragons & Family–What More Do You Need?!
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Amber & Dusk! If you're looking for a fantasy novel filled with magic and courts and royalty, then you'll definitely want to check this one out! It centers around Sylvie who is heading towards her birthright. Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, her guardians called … Continue reading Amber & Dusk: A Magical Tale of Courtly Intrigue (+Giveaway!)
4.5 stars Princess Jade has grown up exiled away in a monastery while her stepmother, the ruthless Xifeng, rules as empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. So when Jade is called back to the Great Forest to potentially learn to be heir … Continue reading Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao (ARC): A Stunning East-Asian Inspired Snow White Retelling Even Better than the First
4 stars Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms, and you'll marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become … Continue reading Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean: An Engrossing & Light Asian Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss!
4.5 stars Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most cruel. But this year, there's a ninth. Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village … Continue reading Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (ARC): A Lush and Rich Fanatasy You’ll Fall in Love With