ARC Review — Kill Your Darlings

Title: Kill Your Darlings Author: L.E. Harper Genre: Fantasy Pages: 320 pages Publication date: May 24, 2023 Thank you, L.E. Harper, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Kill Your Darlings is an author’s dream and nightmare. The author wakes up in the fancy world she had created, … Continue reading ARC Review — Kill Your Darlings

New Year’s Book Tag

I did this book tag last year, and I thought I'd do it again since it was fun. Hope you enjoy it! How many books are you planning to read in 2023? Thirty-five! I already have two down. I usually read between thirty-seven to forty books a year, not including books I edit and beta … Continue reading New Year’s Book Tag

Books I’m looking forward to reading in 2023

Last year, I read a bunch of ARCs, which pushed back what I wanted to read. (I'm talking about reading almost twenty ARCs with access to hundreds more. So, over 50% of what I read was an ARC.) I ended up not reading all the books I was looking forward to last year. So, this … Continue reading Books I’m looking forward to reading in 2023

Book review – Challenger Deep (Spoiler Free)

"Dead kids are put on pedestals, but mentally ill kids get hidden under the rug." Title: Challenger Deep Author: Neal Shusterman Genre: YA Contemporary Pages: 320 pages Publication date: April 21, 2015 Neal has been one of my all-time favorite authors for years now—about a decade—but I've been behind on reading some of his work. … Continue reading Book review – Challenger Deep (Spoiler Free)

Best books of 2022

As the year comes to an end, it's time for the annual best books. So, here is a list of my favorite books (with their Goodreads blurbs) that I've read this year. Amulet of Wishes by Rita A. Rubin — The Guardians are the protectors of Aloseria. They are the keepers of the peace and they … Continue reading Best books of 2022

ARC Review — Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston

Title: Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston Author: Esme Symes-Smith Genre: MG Fantasy Pages: 400 pages Publication date: November 8, 2022 I have been following Esme online for a while, so of course I picked up Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston. Sir Callie follows Callie as she tags along on a quest … Continue reading ARC Review — Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston

Book review – The Sunbearer Trials (Spoiler Free)

"You are a loud, impulsive, persistent seeker of justice, and that makes people uncomfortable, but it doesn't make you bad." Title: The Sunbearer Trials Author: Aiden Thomas Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 405 pages Publication date: September 6, 2022 I first heard of The Sunbearer Trials from Rainbow Crate. I got it in a book box. … Continue reading Book review – The Sunbearer Trials (Spoiler Free)

Book review – Ellen Outside the Lines (Spoiler Free)

"We're a family, Ellen, but we're not all the same. And that's a good thing." Title: Ellen Outside the Lines Author: A. J. Sass Genre: MG Fiction Pages: 336 pages Publication date: March 22, 2022 I can’t remember exactly where I first heard of Ellen Outside The Lines. I’ve seen that cover so many times … Continue reading Book review – Ellen Outside the Lines (Spoiler Free)

ARC Review — Golem

Title: Golem Author: P.D. Alleva  Genre: Thriller Pages: 536 pages Publication date: August 7, 2022 Thank you, P.D. Alleva, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Golem follows John Ashton as he takes on his first detective assignment. But what was supposed to be a simple case turns … Continue reading ARC Review — Golem

Book review – She Steals Justice (Spoiler Free)

"On the house." His fangs gleam in the low light. "A welcoming gift from the Turquoise Tavern. After all, we are not all monsters." Title: She Steals Justice Author: J. Clark Genre: Fantasy Pages: 320 pages Publication date: February 28, 2022 Being one of its Kickstarter backers, I’ve known about She Steals Justice for a … Continue reading Book review – She Steals Justice (Spoiler Free)