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)

ARC Review — The Rose

Title: The Rose (Vol. 1)Author: P.D. AllevaGenre: Sci-fi thrillerPages: 316 pagesPublication date: October 7, 2020 Thank you, P.D. Alleva, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! I don't pick up thrillers often, but I'm glad I picked up The Rose. This story follows multiple POVs as the world … Continue reading ARC Review — The Rose

Books I’m looking forward to reading in 2022

I haven't done one of these before, but I love reading them, so I decided to give it a try. Perhaps you'll find a book you like as well.  For this list, I picked seven books I already have on my to-read shelf. My shelf is almost full, so I'm hoping to get it down … Continue reading Books I’m looking forward to reading in 2022

Best books of 2021

As the year comes to a wrap, it's time for the annual best books. So, here is a list of my favorite books that I've read this year. Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron — It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to … Continue reading Best books of 2021

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)

ARC Review — I Rise

Title: I RiseAuthor: Marie ArnoldGenre: YA FictionPages: 320 pagesPublication date: August 2, 2022  Thank you NetGalley for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair review! I'll start with my highest praise: I enjoyed this book more than The Hate U Give. I Rise is about a teenager—Ayo—dealing with racism and … Continue reading ARC Review — I Rise

ARC Review — The Bone Way

Title: The Bone WayAuthor: Holly J. UnderhillGenre: Fantasy retellingPages: 162 pagesPublication date: June 26, 2021 I got an arc from NetGalley and Nyx Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you both for that! And honestly? I enjoyed reading this story. The Bone Way has a great premise and starts off in the heat … Continue reading ARC Review — The Bone Way

What fantasy writers need in their stories

I attended Fantasy Writer’s Week from ProWritingAid, and one of my favorite talks was over an emotion writers should focus on: wonder. Wonder is a sweet mix between surprise and admiration. Bringing wonder into a story allows the reader to get more immersed in an unfamiliar world. It makes them want to know more. Dave … Continue reading What fantasy writers need in their stories

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)

Top 9 fantasy books I’ve read so far

I thought this would be a fun post to do. According to Goodreads, I've read over 430 books. I've been keeping track of them since 7th or 8th grade. So, this could be a cool post to see which ones have stood out the most in the past ten years. Now, the books won't be … Continue reading Top 9 fantasy books I’ve read so far