The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

Some people will see this as a loving homage to Narnia, with similar elements easily identified: Lucy, Susan and Peter are obviously Evelyn, Philippa, and Jamie, with Aslan recreated in Cervus the stag, and the Woodlands creatures shadows of Narnia natives. Others will see it as a Narnia rip off. For me, I like to […]

Damsel by Elena K Arnold

My friend Emily May called this an ‘’ugly, awful little book” and she’s absolutely right, it is ugly, it is awful, and it is absolutely awesome. I found Damsel to be highly readable once I figured out it was quirky and whimsical (it took me about two pages). I also found it to be serious […]

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

I love YA fantasies about young girls finding their power, but I’m a bit overwhelmed specifically by the ‘women are super oppressed because men find them dangerous’ trope that keeps popping up. Grace and Fury was absolutely fine as a YA fantasy (no magic!) and OK kind of novel really. The best thing about it […]

Cover reveal and ARC review: The Hysterical City (The Gold and Gaslight Chronicles #3) by Andrea Berthot

Disclaimer: Andrea Berthot and I are friends on Goodreads. This is because after reading The Heartless City and The Hypnotic City I kind of went all stalkery and wanted her to be my new BFF. This holds absolutely no sway on my opinion of her books because they are fucking awesome whether I say so or not.  […]

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

What I liked: Zera was full of sass and really mouthy, but also funny and strangely charming. Zera is plus-sized, though it didn’t make as much of an impact as I would have liked. While Zera was thoughtless and reckless, she wasn’t actually stupid. She took action without thinking about the consequences, but her choices […]

Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell

In Garden of Thorns, teen burlesque dancer Rose decides to escape the company that is holding her prisoner by taking a hostage at the next show. But it turns out he’s the exiled heir and leader of the rebellion, and he takes her hostage in the mistaken belief that she is an assassin, and spirits […]

Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton

Mia has been training and studying hard for the past three years in preparation to kill the demon that killed her mother. In Mia’s world, all women are at risk of turning into Gwyrach, powerful, magical women, the spawn of demons, with the power to still a heart and freeze the blood. Unfortunately, Mia’s father, […]

Reality Gold Lived Up To Its Name

In Reality Gold, Riley Ozaki’s grand plan to shift negative social media publicity off her and change Google’s first result on her from ‘spoiled rich girl’ revolves around taking part in a reality TV show competition similar to Survivor with 19 other teenagers, but she’s secretly there to look for ancient buried treasure. One of […]

The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson

In the world of The Diminished, everyone is born with a twin, except those who are singleborn who are destined to rule. If a twin dies, the remaining twin becomes ‘diminished’ – cursed to go insane, they are shunned by society. This is the story of a young singleborn man named Bo and a diminished […]

This Little Mermaid Prequel is Delightfully Wicked-esque

Sea Witch was marketed as a prequel to The Little Mermaid meets Wicked, and since I love both, I immediately requested to read and review this. It’s the story of Evie, a young Danish girl secretly a witch, and what she’ll do to save the people she loves. If you know either The Little Mermaid […]