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Fae Friday – Fairy Tale Retellings

Here’s the rules: We all know those classic fairytales, but sometimes a retelling can blow the classic out of the water. This curious wannabe fae wants to know what are some fairytale retellings that you have enjoyed!  I love fairy tale retellings, so the struggle this week is […]

The Poet X

The Poet X Author: Elizabeth Acevedo Genre: YA Contemporary, Multicultural, Coming of Age Publication Date: March 6, 2018 Publisher: HarperTeen Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her […]

Wayward Son

Wayward Son Author: Rainbow Rowell Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: September 24, 2019 Publisher: Wednesday Books Series: Simon Snow #2 Simon Snow is back, and he’s coming to America! The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the […]

Fae Friday – School

Here’s the rules: It’s officially time for school to start, so this curious wannabe fae wants to know: what is a book you enjoyed that takes place at a school? Well, it’s obvious that schools start a few weeks earlier in other parts of the country than they […]

The Stay At Home Book Tag

I know lockdowns have eased up, but I’m just now getting around to completing the Stay At Home book tag. I’d like to start by thanking Cielo at Bellerose Reads for tagging me in this, especially since I really love doing these tags! I’m still spending a lot […]

Three Dark Crowns

Three Dark Crowns Author: Kendare Blake Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: September 20, 2016 Publisher: Quill Tree Books Series: Three Dark Crowns #1 TRIGGER WARNING: amputation, animal mauling In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born — three queens, all equal queens, […]

The City Of Brass

The City of Brass Author: S.A. Chakraborty Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: November 14, 2017 Publisher: Harper Voyager Series: The Daevabad Trilogy #1 TRIGGER WARNING: slavery, execution, riots, mention of torture and rape Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of eighteenth-century […]

July 2020 Monthly Wrap Up

July felt like it flew by! At this point in the year, I think it’s pretty safe to write 2020 off as a complete and total dumpster fire of a year. But I’m still sticking with my plan of finding and listing positives in each month. So here’s […]