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™
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!)
4 stars Mia's best friend Robyn refuses to set Mia up with the guy of her dreams, so Mia to take matters into her own hands and uses Robyn's matchmaking service to make sure the popular Vince Demetrius falls for her. Vince asks her out, but Mia doesn't count on Logan who seems to like her … Continue reading Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith (ARC): A Sweet Contemporary Romance
3.5 stars When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she finds out one of them is a clone of her dead best friend. The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. But Emma couldn't care less, and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year … Continue reading The Similars by Rebecca Hanover (DRC): Boarding Schools, Clones, and Mystery
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
3 stars Spanning the near to distant futures, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is made up of six interconnected stories that ask how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimens, and how hard that will push the definition of "human." Exploring the possibilities of genetic manipulation and life extension, as … Continue reading Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton (DRC): A Speculative Sci-Fi Collection of Short Stories with a Common Theme
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Constantine J. Singer's science fiction debut, Strange Days! If you didn't know already, this has been one of my most anticipated releases of December ever since I heard about it in early 2018. The concept just really grabbed at me, and if you're a fan of … Continue reading Strange Days by Constantine Singer: The First 5 Things You Should Do If Aliens Murder Your Parents (Blog Tour)
4.5 stars Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than a day. But his one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three … Continue reading The Disasters by M.K. England: A Light, Fun Space Adventure You Don’t Want to Miss!
4 stars Rosie Radeke ever expected that she, a random nobody from Ohio, would be accepted to the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn't all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes. Henry Yi's … Continue reading Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm: A Sweet and Delectable Romance feat. Drool-worthy Foods and Paris!
4.5 stars Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. She has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking, but she still has lots to say and pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook. This becomes even more important after she … Continue reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo: A Lyrical, Impactful Debut