Book Review: The Hazel Wood Shop your local indie bookstore I don't know what happened to my original review- but luckily it was over on Goodreads so I'm moving it here so that I can post my review of The Night Country next week. Self-rescuing princess for the win and not in a frilly pink princess way- but a … Continue reading Book Review: The Hazel Wood

Book Review: Sorcery of Thorns

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. … Continue reading Book Review: Sorcery of Thorns

Book Review: The Guinevere Deception Shop your local indie bookstore Guinevere is the star of this King Arthur re-telling. This is Camelot through a girl power lens, and I am all in for that. I knew that it was the start of a series of at least two books early on without looking it up. There are a ton … Continue reading Book Review: The Guinevere Deception

Book Review: Catfishing on Catnet (YA)

UPDATE- This won a 2020 Hugo Award!! You can also pre-order the sequel Chaos on Catnet Considering that the plot is pretty dark, this was a fun, light read. It'll be perfect for curling up with when it's November release rolls around, and you can read it with some warm drink curled up on the … Continue reading Book Review: Catfishing on Catnet (YA)

Book Review: Echo North

Echo Alkaev’s safe and carefully structured world falls apart when her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf—the same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf presents … Continue reading Book Review: Echo North

Book Review: We Set The Dark On Fire

Ah, this novel checks all my boxes: Own Voices? Check LGBTQ Rep? Check Smashing the Patriarchy? Check Cool Dystopian, yet realistic setting? Check Dani hides her poor background/illegal immigration status to get accepted into a sort of Wife Training Academy (Medio School for Girls) for high-class women. While they are there, they study to be … Continue reading Book Review: We Set The Dark On Fire

Book Review: Skyward

Spensa the starfighter pilot is right up there with Katniss and Tris as a girl-power hero as far as I'm concerned. I liked her and her family. Especially her Gran-Gran: "People need stories, child. They bring us hope, and that hope is real. If that's the case, what does it matter whether people in them … Continue reading Book Review: Skyward

Book Review: The Grace Year

Note that I wrote this back in June and just plain forgot to post a review here. If you are ever looking for a report from me, please be sure to check Goodreads also. It'll be here or there or both- LOL.  I'd describe this book as a Lord of the Flies if they were all girls. … Continue reading Book Review: The Grace Year

Book Review: Internment

Rebellions are built on hope.Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for … Continue reading Book Review: Internment

Book Review: Coral

Happy Book Birthday!! It's a big YA New Release week. I'm behind in typing my reviews up, but I'm slowly catching up. Here goes- who doesn't love the Mermaid Universe? I went into this knowing nothing more than that. This book tackles a lot: suicide, self-harm, emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, and consent … Continue reading Book Review: Coral