Today I'm really excited to be chatting with Katya de Becerra about her 2020 release Oasis! If you don't remember, Katya released What the Woods Keep back in 2018--a genre-bending dark fantasy/sci-fi/contemporary mystery thriller with paranormal elements, and I absolutely adored the genre twisting! (You can read my review here!) And next year, she has … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Katya de Becerra on Oasis (+INTL Giveaway!)
Have you heard?! The cover and world map of Catherine Scully's Jennifer Strange just went live on Young Adult Books Central an hour ago (find it here!) and I am counting down the days until we get to read it in person!!! You might know Cat or some of her work based on some of … Continue reading Just Announced: Interview with Cat Scully, Author-Illustrator of Jennifer Strange!
4.5 stars When she turns eighteen, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncovers its dark secrets. Hayden tried to put the past behind her, but now it's all catching up with her: her mother's mysterious disappearance a decade ago, her father's outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race called the Nibelungs, and … Continue reading What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra (ARC): A Dark, Genre-Bending Fantasy You Won’t Want to Miss!
Looking for a book full of mystery, magic, and stories from the past? (And also a giveaway for said book?) Well, look no further because Nova Ren Suma's stellar novel, A Room Away from the Wolves, has got you covered! It's such a mysterious and atmospheric story about a girl, Bina, who is asked to leave … Continue reading A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma: An Atmospheric Novel on Resilience, Mystery, and Magic (+ INTL Giveaway!)
It's the last Monday of the month and you know what that means: personalized book recommendations! Today's post is filled with books from all sorts of genres, from thriller and mystery to coming of age to historical to sci-fi to paranormal. There's something here that every reader will love! On the right hand side are the … Continue reading If You Liked… #7: August 2018 Edition
4.5 stars Nita isn't a murderer. She just dissects the bodies of supernatural beings after they've been "acquired" by her mother. But when her mom brings home a live specimen of a scared teenage boy, Nita decides she wants out. Yet saving her mother's victim leads Nita to being sold in his place—because Nita herself … Continue reading Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer (DRC): Monsters, Murder, and Mayhem
4 stars Cassidy Blake heads to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland with her ghost-hunting parents to film their new television series. Which normally wouldn't be a problem, except for the fact that Cass herself can really see ghosts. And her best friend Jacob just happens to be one. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all … Continue reading City of Ghosts by V.E. Schwab (ARC): A Haunting Middle Grade Debut
4 stars Something is wrong with Marianne. She's blanking out, doing things she would never do. Breaking things, hurting other people. And it's not because her parents have split up, her mom checked herself into the hospital, or that life hasn't been the same after quitting dance. Something is after her. But her attempt at … Continue reading The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Berube (ARC): Paranormal Activity Meets Black Swan
4 stars Two queen separated by centuries hold the power to save the world...or doom it. Queen Rielle exposes her powers in all seven of the elements--something unheard of except in a prophecy of two queens, one of light and salvation and the other of blood and destruction. Rielle must prove her standing as the … Continue reading Furyborn by Claire Legrand: Queens Divided by Centuries
5 stars The Hearts We Sold is a delightful paranormal novel about choosing your own path in life. Dee Moreno makes a deal with a daemon--selling her heart for two years in exchange for money so she can go to school and escape her emotionally abusive home life. But selling her heart ends up being … Continue reading The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones