DNF Review: House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig, an Interesting Concept, but Not For Me

I was definitely wowed by the pretty cover, and am honestly super sad I decided to DNF (Did Not Finish) this. I’m hoping to pick it up at a later date, but given how I have to be ruthless with what I read before I leave for college, it means House of Salt and Sorrows … Continue reading DNF Review: House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig, an Interesting Concept, but Not For Me

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If You Liked. . . #14: YA Science-Fiction Edition

There were so many awesome sci-fi novels coming out this month, and I can't help but throw some recommendations out and comps so you know whether you want to check them out or not! There are so many different branches of sci-fi that I feel like a lot of people don't recognize, from near-future to … Continue reading If You Liked. . . #14: YA Science-Fiction Edition

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy: An Underhyped, Genderbent King Arthur Retelling in Space!

4 stars Ari has lived her life on the run as an illegal immigrant from Ketch. She and her brother Kay have laid low after their moms were taken by the Mercer Corporation—a corporation that practically rules the entire galaxy. But, when Ari and Kay land on Old Earth while on the run from Mercer … Continue reading Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy: An Underhyped, Genderbent King Arthur Retelling in Space!

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner: A Slower, Gender-Bent Robin Hood Retelling feat. a Surprising Romance

3 stars Robin of Locksley is dead. Marian, his intended, is lost without him and grieving at the news. Yet, she is jolted out of her grief upon the discovery that her maid’s brother, Will, is being hunted by the law. Determined to do what Robin would want, Marian goes out to the woods to … Continue reading Sherwood by Meagan Spooner: A Slower, Gender-Bent Robin Hood Retelling feat. a Surprising Romance

Writer Wednesday: Ask Hannah, an Advice Column for The Dead Queens Club (+ INTL Giveaway!)

Maybe you heard me squealing about this book in my review on Saturday. Maybe you were just attracted by the interesting title. Maybe you're secretly a queen who's about to die and you're looking for advice in your last moments. No matter what situation you are in, there's something for everyone in this post! (Though … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Ask Hannah, an Advice Column for The Dead Queens Club (+ INTL Giveaway!)

The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin (ARC): Fresh, Exciting, and Unflinchingly a Big Mood™

5 stars A clever contemporary YA retelling of Henry VIII and his wives (or, in this case, his high school girlfriends), The Dead Queens Club tells the story from the perspective of Annie Marck aka Cleves, a 17-year-old aspiring journalist who meets Henry at summer camp. Beingn girlfriend number four is hard, and Cleves is the only girlfriend to … Continue reading The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin (ARC): Fresh, Exciting, and Unflinchingly a Big Mood™

A Magical Tale: Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer (Interview + Review + Giveaway!)

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!)

5 Holiday Songs You’ll Think About When Reading The Afterlife of Holly Chase (+Giveaway!)

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!)

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao (ARC): A Stunning East-Asian Inspired Snow White Retelling Even Better than the First

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

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein: A Dark, Atmospheric Female-Centric Frankenstein Retelling (Review + Giveaway!)

It's been 200 years since the iconic piece that *basically* started science-fiction was written. And Kiersten White's The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein was such a perfect retelling commemorating this work! Not only do you get to read all of my gushing thoughts in this post, but there's also a giveaway and a bunch of ways … Continue reading The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein: A Dark, Atmospheric Female-Centric Frankenstein Retelling (Review + Giveaway!)