Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye: Frightfully Dull and Underdeveloped with Unclear Cultural Inspiration

2 stars Sora and her gemina Daemon are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigasā€”marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona. When Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to … Continue reading Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye: Frightfully Dull and Underdeveloped with Unclear Cultural Inspiration

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The Wicked King by Holly Black (ARC): A Bloodthirsty Sequel to a Compelling Fantasy Series (Spoiler-Free)

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. šŸŒø Probably should be 15+ (violence! sex!) and none … Continue reading The Wicked King by Holly Black (ARC): A Bloodthirsty Sequel to a Compelling Fantasy Series (Spoiler-Free)

The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell: A Historical Fantasy Sequel Full of Twists and Turns (Blog Tour + INTL Giveaways!)

Are you excited? Because I'm excited. Today I've got the wonderful Lisa Maxwell on the blog talking about her New York Times Bestselling historical fantasy series,Ā The Last Magician! I loved reading this book last year, and thought this time-traveling magical fantasy read was SUCH A BLAST. The twists and turns were KILLER. And not only … Continue reading The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell: A Historical Fantasy Sequel Full of Twists and Turns (Blog Tour + INTL Giveaways!)

Most Common Books in Secondhand Stores Across the US

As someone who frequents used bookstores looking for a steal or a rare book, I often come across lots of copies of the same book in different bookstores. Usually these books are donated because they're old and people have grown out of them (as seen by theĀ not recent publishing date of most of these), or … Continue reading Most Common Books in Secondhand Stores Across the US

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart: A Fierce, Feminist Fantasy That Fights Oppression

4.5 stars Sisters Serina and Nomi have very different fates: one in the palace, one in prison. Serina has been groomed her whole life to be a Grace, someone to stand by the heir to the throne as the shining, subjugated example of a perfect woman, while Nomi, her rebellious younger sister, has been groomed … Continue reading Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart: A Fierce, Feminist Fantasy That Fights Oppression

Second Book Syndrome: When the Second Is Better than the First

I've had this recommendation post topic stored up for a while now, but what really inspired me to finally write it was Elise @ The Bookish Actress's post In Defense of Middle Books which talked about great middle books in a series. Middle books just have so much potential to them and you almost always … Continue reading Second Book Syndrome: When the Second Is Better than the First

Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis #2) Blog Tour: Spot the Difference + Review!

Welcome to my stop on theĀ GenesisĀ blog tour!Ā Project Nemesis is such an awesome series and I'm here to tell you just how much I love it (aka a bunch times a billion). This is such an epic series, but to make this post to be super friendly for those who haven't read the first book (because … Continue reading Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis #2) Blog Tour: Spot the Difference + Review!