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Among The Beasts And Briars

Among the Beasts and Briars Author: Ashley Poston Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: October 20, 2020 Publisher: Balzer + Bray CONTENT WARNING: blood, gore, death of a parent Cerys is safe in the Kingdom of Aloriya. Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. […]

Friday Favorites – Fictional Families

This prompt is fairly open-ended, because so many books involve family. Birth family, found family, family drama, etc. The found family trope is definitely one of my favorites, so I’m going to drop some of my favorite books featuring found family: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi Six […]

Break This House

Break This House Author: Candice Iloh Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: May 24, 2022 Publisher: Penguin Teen Thank you to BookishFirst and Penguin Teen for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: grief, death of a parent Yaminah […]

The Merciless Ones

The Merciless Ones Author: Namina Forna Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: May 31, 2022 Publisher: Delacorte Press Series: Deathless #2 Thank you to NetGalley and Delacorte Press for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: torture, violence, blood, trauma, […]

TTT – Bookish Characters

As someone who loves books immensely, I’m always happy to find bookish characters within books! Here are ten of my favorite bookish characters: Book Lovers by Emily Henry — Nora, the MC, is a book agent, and her LI, Charlie, is an editor. And they’re surrounded by people […]

Half A Soul

Half a Soul Author: Olivia Atwater Genre: Fantasy/Historical Romance Publication Date: April 5, 2022 Publisher: Orbit Series: Regency Faerie Tales #1 Thank you to Orbit for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: blood, ableism, verbal abuse It’s difficult to […]

Zodiac Academy: The Awakening

Zodiac Academy: The Awakening Author: Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: September 8, 2021 Publisher: Independently Published Series: Zodiac Academy #1 CONTENT WARNING: extreme bullying, blood, violence You have been selected to attend Zodiac Academy, where your star sign defines your destiny. If you’re one […]

Book Lovers

Book Lovers Author: Emily Henry Genre: Romance Publication Date: May 3, 2022  Publisher: Penguin Audio Thank you to libro.fm for providing me with an ALC of this book. CONTENT WARNING: grief An insightful, delightful new novel from the number-one New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation. […]

Friday Favorites – Tropes

Today’s topic is tropes, and I’m thrilled about it because there’s nothing I love more than a good trope, done well. I know everyone likes different things, but here are some of my favorites: Fake dating — I love this trope so much that I even wrote my […]

A Sprinkle In Time

A Sprinkle in Time Author: Dana Mentink Genre: Cozy Mystery Publication Date: May 24, 2022 Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Series: Shake Shop Mystery #2 Thank you to NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. It’s […]