ARC Review — Dragons in the Clouds

Title: Dragons in the CloudsAuthor: David Blair Genre: Children's fantasyPages: 101 pagesPublication date: November 16, 2018 Thank you, David Blair, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Dragons in the Clouds begins as a charming story that a father tells his daughter. He explains that thunder and tornadoes are … Continue reading ARC Review — Dragons in the Clouds

Book review – Skin of the Sea (Spoiler Free)

"Releasing the woman’s fingers, I turn away, not watching as her body sinks into the depths. A daughter, a wife, a mother. My tears join." Title: Skin of the SeaAuthor: Natasha Bowen Genre: YA Mythological FantasyPages: 336 pagesPublication date: November 9, 2021 Skin of the Sea takes place in a mythical world with gods, mermaids, and … Continue reading Book review – Skin of the Sea (Spoiler Free)

Book review – Red Queen (Spoiler Free)

"I'm an accident. I'm a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion." Title: Red QueenAuthor: Victoria AveyardGenre: YA FantasyPages: 383 pagesPublication date: February 10, 2015 I kept seeing this book everywhere years ago, but I never got around to reading it. I've had it sitting on my to-read shelf for about a year … Continue reading Book review – Red Queen (Spoiler Free)

Book review – Aurora Burning (Spoiler Free)

"We have failed, but I hope they will see how hard we tried." Title: Aurora BurningAuthor: Amie Kaufman, Jay KristoffGenre: YA Sci-fiPages: 495 pagesPublication date: May 5, 2020 I enjoyed reading Aurora Rising, so of course I had to get book two. I read them two years apart though, so I appreciated the written recap … Continue reading Book review – Aurora Burning (Spoiler Free)

Book review – The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Spoiler Free)

"Knowledge is power, but it is a terrible power when it is hoarded and hidden." Title: The Girl Who Drank the MoonAuthor: Kelly BarnhillGenre: MG FantasyPages: 388 pagesPublication date: August 9, 2016 I won this book for free on Twitter, but I can't remember when or how it all went down. All I know is … Continue reading Book review – The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Spoiler Free)

ARCs — What are they? And why do writers need them?

ARCs—advanced reader copies—are important in the publishing process for every writer. The one major thing to do before publishing a book is build hype. You want your readers to jump up and down with excitement for your upcoming book. Quite similar to how many people freak out every time Marvel releases a new trailer. And … Continue reading ARCs — What are they? And why do writers need them?

Book review – Rage is a Wolf (Spoiler Free)

"You know, I think I've always thought that it'll be okay. Someone will save us. I'll still go to college, get some job, and have some life. Someday we'll stop fighting each other. We'll stop chopping down the rainforests and filling the water with chemicals. Girls won't have to get home early and never walk … Continue reading Book review – Rage is a Wolf (Spoiler Free)

Book review – The Further Selected Poems of K Morris (Spoiler Free)

“Footprints will go, / Covered by snow. / And this dear England of mine— / Is it all in my mind?” Title: The Further Selected Poems of K MorrisAuthor: K MorrisGenre: PoetryPages: 86 pagesPublication date: February 28, 2021 I enjoyed reading K Morris' book, Light and Shade, so I also picked up The Further Selected … Continue reading Book review – The Further Selected Poems of K Morris (Spoiler Free)

Book review – Chin Music Rhubarb (Spoiler Free)

“All the memories of his mother and the emotions flooded Layton’s thoughts. He took a deep breath so he didn’t drown in them. Alright, I think it’s time I break the news to her.” Title: Chin Music RhubarbAuthor: Eamon LoingsighGenre: FictionPages: 283 pagesPublication date: March 18, 2021 Chin Music Rhubarb isn't the type of story … Continue reading Book review – Chin Music Rhubarb (Spoiler Free)

Book review – The Cruel Prince (Spoiler Free)

“If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse.” Title: The Cruel PrinceAuthor: Holly BlackGenre: FantasyPages: 370 pagesPublication date: January 2, 2018 I found out about The Cruel Prince a while back. It was one of those books I put on my Goodreads to-read list, but I never had the opportunity … Continue reading Book review – The Cruel Prince (Spoiler Free)