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Siren Queen

Siren Queen Author: Nghi Vo Genre: Historical Fantasy Publication Date: May 10, 2022 Publisher: Tordotcom Thank you to NetGalley and BookishFirst for providing me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. CONTENT WARNING: racial slurs, violence, blood It was magic. In every world, it […]

I Kissed Shara Wheeler

I Kissed Shara Wheeler Author: Casey McQuiston Genre: YA Romance Publication Date: May 3, 2022 Publisher: Macmillan Audio Thank you to for providing me with an ALC of this audiobook. CONTENT WARNING: homophobia From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue comes a debut […]

The Belles

The Belles Author: Dhonielle Clayton Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: February 6, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Series: The Belles #1 CONTENT WARNING: grief, blood, vomit, sexual assault, bullying Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is […]

Gods Of Jade And Shadow

Gods of Jade and Shadow Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: July 23, 2019 Publisher: Del Rey Books CONTENT WARNING: bullying, blood, racism, misogyny, violence, mild gore The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark fairy tale inspired […]

Monthly Wrap Up March 2022

March felt like it went by so quickly, but it still doesn’t quite feel like springtime here. We even got some snow squalls towards the end of the month. I read less books this month, but got a lot of ARCs read, even though I also got approved […]


Kindred Author: Octavia E. Butler Genre: Science-Fiction/Historical Fiction Publication Date: June 1979 Publisher: Recorded Books CONTENT WARNING: violence, racism, racist terms, slavery, abuse, suicide, mention of rape The first science-fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of African-American literature. This combination of slave memoir, […]

State Of The ARC #13

I finished February with 19 ARCs left to be read.  In March, I got approved for 12 new ARCs, and so many of them were books that I’m really looking forward to. I’ve been working really hard on getting all the books read and reviewed at least a […]

Pretty Girls

Pretty Girls Author: Karin Slaughter Genre: Mystery/Thriller Publication Date: September 29, 2015 Publisher: William Morrow CONTENT WARNING: mention of animal abuse (off-page), violence, blood, death, addiction, rape, gore, torture Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. It’s been more than twenty years since Claire and Lydia last spoke. Claire is the glamorous […]