Category: Book Review

The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Author: V.E. Schwab Genre: Fantasy/Romance Publication Date: October 6, 2020 Publisher: Tor Books CONTENT WARNING: violence, prostitution, substance use “Never pray to the gods that answer after dark.” France, 1714: In a moment of desperation, a young woman named Adeline meets a […]

When No One Is Watching

When No One is Watching Author: Alyssa Cole Narrators: Susan Dalian, Jay Aaseng Genre: Thriller Publication Date: September 1, 2020 Publisher: HarperAudio CONTENT WARNING: racism, anxiety, illness, infidelity, forced institutionalization, gun violence, death, police brutality, medical experimentation Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood […]

A Sky Beyond The Storm

A Sky Beyond the Storm Author: Sabaa Tahir Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: December 1, 2020 Publisher: Razorbill Series: An Ember in the Ashes #4 CONTENT WARNING: death, mention of genocide, mention of slavery, gore, violence The long-imprisoned jinn are on the attack, wreaking bloody havoc in villages […]

City Of The Plague God

City of the Plague God Author: Sarwat Chadda Genre: MG Fantasy Publication Date: January 12, 2021 Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents CONTENT WARNING: death, grief, bullying, Islamophobia, gore, plague Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily. […]

Beach Read

Beach Read Author: Emily Henry Narrator: Julia Whelan Genre: Romance Publication Date: May 19, 2020  Publisher: Penguin Audio CONTENT WARNING: cancer, infidelity, death of a parent, grief, mention of alcoholism, mention of child abuse, mention of death A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a […]

A Heart So Fierce and Broken

A Heart So Fierce and Broken Author: Brigid Kemmerer Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: January 7, 2020 Publisher: Bloomsbury YA Series: Cursebreakers #2 CONTENT WARNING: murder, torture Find the heir, win the crown. The curse is finally broke, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors […]

Emperor’s Spear

Emperor’s Spear Author: Alex Gough Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: January 14, 2021 Publisher: Canelo Adventure Series: Imperial Assassin #4 Thank you to NetGalley for giving me an ARC of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: mention of slavery, gore, torture, mention of […]

Jade City

Jade City Author: Fonda Lee Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: June 26, 2018 Publisher: Orbit  Series: The Green Bone Saga #1 CONTENT WARNING: violence, substance use, mention of pedophilia, mention of rape Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed […]

The Archive Of The Forgotten

The Archive of the Forgotten Author: A.J. Hackwith Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: October 6, 2020 Publisher: Ace Books Series: Hell’s Library #2 In this richly imagined fantasy adventure, Hell is home to a library filled with unwritten stories, powerful mysteries, and dark choices. The Library of the Unwritten […]

The Assignment

The Assignment Author: Liza Wiemer Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: August 25, 2020 Publisher: Delacorte Press CONTENT WARNING: racism, homophobia, antisemitism, mention of emotional/verbal/physical abuse, death of a family member, parental abandonment, discussion of the Holocaust Senior year. When an assignment given by a favorite teacher instructs a […]