Category: Book Review

The Year Of The Witching

The Year of the Witching Author: Alexis Henderson Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal Publication Date: July 21, 2020 Publisher: Ace TRIGGER WARNING: animal sacrifice, polygamy, abuse, gore A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. In the […]

There There

There There Author: Tommy Orange Genre: Contemporary Publication Date: June 5, 2018 Publisher: Knopf TRIGGER WARNING: description of a massacre, substance use, mention of substance use while pregnant, drug dealing, domestic violence, rape, cancer, death, suicide, child abuse, death of animals, gun violence There There is a relentlessly […]

We Hunt The Flame

We Hunt the Flame Author: Hafsah Faizal Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: May 14, 2019 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Series: Sands of Arawiya #1 TRIGGER WARNING: misogyny, depression, torture, murder, reference to child abuse in the past, reference to murder of a parent, blood, gore, hallucinations People […]

Spin The Dawn

Spin the Dawn Author: Elizabeth Lim Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: July 9, 2019 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers Series: The Blood of Stars #1 TRIGGER WARNING: off page death of a parent, siblings Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, […]

Deathless Divide

Deathless Divide Author: Justina Ireland Genre: YA Historical Fiction, Horror, Alternative History Publication Date: February 4, 2020 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Series: Dread Nation #2 If you’d like to check out my review of Dread Nation (book 1), you can find it here. TRIGGER WARNING: Gore, murder, forced […]

Harley Merlin And The Mystery Twins

Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins Author: Bella Forrest Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: September 30, 2018 Publisher: Nightlight Press Series: Harley Merlin #2 TRIGGER WARNING: mention of foster care, violent attacks, murder, vague mention of abuse (off-page) A dark past. A hidden power. A dangerous enemy. Harley Merlin […]

Fable

Fable Author: Adrienne Young Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: September 1, 2020 Publisher: Wednesday Books Series: Fable #1 TRIGGER WARNING: mutilation, parental abandonment, off-page death of a parent, murder, drowning I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own and provided voluntarily.  As […]

Recommended For You

Recommended For You Author: Laura Silverman Genre: YA Romance, YA Contemporary, RomCom, Own Voices Publication Date: September 1, 2020 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own and provided voluntarily. Shoshanna Greenberg loves working at Once Upon, […]

A Torch Against The Night

A Torch Against the Night Author: Sabaa Tahir Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: August 30, 2016 Publisher: Razorbill  Series: An Ember in the Ashes #2 Just a heads up — if you haven’t read An Ember in the Ashes, you may want to skip this review until you […]

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 […]