Category: Book Review

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 […]

Iron Gold

Iron Gold Author: Pierce Brown Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: January 16, 2018 Publisher: Del Rey Books Series: Red Rising Saga #4 CONTENT WARNING: gore, violence, substance use, genocide, war, torture They call him father, liberator, warlord, Slave King, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls […]

The First Holidays

The First Holidays Author: Cait Marie Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance Publication Date: December 23, 2020 CONTENT WARNING: mention of cancer Lila Weston is a pro at keeping secrets, but this time, she can’t wait to share with her friends and *ahem* boyfriend. She has been counting down the […]

The Burning God

The Burning God Author: R.F. Kuang Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: November 26, 2020 Publisher: Harper Voyager Series: The Poppy War #3 CONTENT WARNING: gore, war, rape, torture, violence, starvation, cannibalism After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a […]

The Dragon Republic

The Dragon Republic Author: R.F. Kuang Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: August 8, 2019 Publisher: Harper Voyager Series: The Poppy War #2 TRIGGER WARNING: addiction, infanticide, self-harm, gore, violence, torture, war, animal sacrifice, rape The war is over. The war has just begun. Three times throughout its history, Nikan […]

Woven In Moonlight

Woven in Moonlight Author: Isabel Ibañez Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: January 7, 2020 Publisher: Page Street Books Series: Woven in Moonlight #1 TRIGGER WARNING: gore, addiction, violence A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history. Ximena is the decoy condesa, […]

The Henna Wars

The Henna Wars Author: Adiba Jaigirdar Genre: YA Romance Publication Date: May 12, 2020 Publisher: Page Street Kids TRIGGER WARNING: racism, homophobia, bullying, a character being outed Nishat’s parents say she can be anyone she wants — as long as she isn’t a lesbian. Nishat doesn’t want to […]