Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud: An #OwnVoices Royalty Romance Great for Younger Readers

There's a total dearth of diverse royalty romance in YA, and I'm so excited that Truly Madly Royally exists because it's so well needed and just an adorable read in general. It's definitely good for a younger YA audience--totally appropriate for middle school up--as it's super fluffy and cute. I think some older readers may … Continue reading Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud: An #OwnVoices Royalty Romance Great for Younger Readers

Amber & Dusk: A Magical Tale of Courtly Intrigue (+Giveaway!)

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!)

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (ARC): A Lush and Rich Fanatasy You’ll Fall in Love With

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

Mirage by Somaiya Daud: A Lush Moroccan Debut (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Somaiya Daud's (inter)stellar debut novel, Mirage, hosted by Aimee, Always! This is such an awesome and unique science fiction novel that is so rich in Moroccan culture. Amani lives in a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, and she dreams of a life before the … Continue reading Mirage by Somaiya Daud: A Lush Moroccan Debut (+Giveaway!)

Furyborn by Claire Legrand: Queens Divided by Centuries

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

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (DRC): Slavery, Imperialism, and Rebellion

4 stars Theodosia's mother, the queen, was murdered before her eyes when her country was invaded. Now, she is trying to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser as the ridiculed "Ash Princess," pretending to be naïve in order to stay alive. When Theo's last hope of rescue is killed by her own hand, … Continue reading Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (DRC): Slavery, Imperialism, and Rebellion

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (DRC): The Little Mermaid–but Darker

3 stars Princess Lira is siren royalty and has been conditioned by her mother, the Sea Queen, to be ruthless and is revered across the sea. But when she kills one of her own, she is punished and transformed into a siren's hated enemy--a human. Without song, she must deliver siren hunter and prince Elian's … Continue reading To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (DRC): The Little Mermaid–but Darker

10 Reasons Why You Should Read The Lunar Chronicles

The Lunar Chronicles is one of my all-time favorite book series. These books by Marissa Meyer are what really brought me from reading MG fiction to YA & started my borderline-unhealthy love for books. Unfortunately, I can't write full fledged reviews for the 6 books because the stories aren't super fresh in my brain, but … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Should Read The Lunar Chronicles