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The Monsters We Defy

The Monsters We Defy Author: Leslye Penelope Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: August 9, 2022 Publisher: Redhook Thank you to Redhook for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: death, racism, references to enslavement, violence Clara Johnson can talk […]

Thistlefoot

Thistlefoot Author: GennaRose Nethercott Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: September 13, 2022 Publisher: Anchor Books Thank you to NetGalley and Anchor Books for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: murder, blood, antisemitism, xenophobia, racism, violence, gore, death In the […]

The Ballad Of Never After

The Ballad of Never After Author: Stephanie Garber Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: September 13, 2022 Publisher: Macmillan Audio Series: Once Upon a Broken Heart #2 Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for providing me with an ARC of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. […]

Bitterblue

Bitterblue Author: Kristin Cashore Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: Dial Series: Graceling Realm #3 CONTENT WARNING: violence, murder, sexual assault, blood, mention of harm to animals, mention of torture, alcoholism, trauma, suicide, grief Welcome to a glorious realm of mystery, magic, heroism and danger. […]

The Speaker

The Speaker Author: Traci Chee Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: November 7, 2017 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Series: The Reader Trilogy #2 CONTENT WARNING: violence, blood, murder, gore, gun violence, outing of a trans character, trauma, death of a child, cancer, suicide, grief Five […]

Monthly Wrap Up July 2022

July was a super stressful month on the home front. My mom had a major surgery, and I spent a bunch of time rushing back and forth between the hospital, on the phone trying to coordinate care for her, and trying to meet her needs while still working […]

She Who Became The Sun

She Who Became the Sun Author: Shelley Parker Chan Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: July 20, 2021 Publisher: Tor Books Series: The Radiant Emperor #1 CONTENT WARNING: violence, misogyny, murder, death of a parent, death, homophobia, blood To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the monk Zhu will do anything. […]