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 […]

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dread Nation is an alternate history where in the immediate aftermath of Gettysburg, the dead rose and started eating the living. This threw the young United States into disarray, and in a panic the white folk forced Native Americans and African Americans to attend government-funded combat schools so that they would fight the shambling undead […]

The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

The Queen’s Rising is a beautiful and imaginative story about Brienna, a young woman torn between identities, and the journey she takes to help reclaim her heritage. The tale starts in a kind of quasi-French or other Western European Rennaissance-era kind of place where a very describable goal for children and young people is to […]

Avenged by Amy Tintera

I absolutely adored Ruined, the first book in this series, so when Avenged came up on Edelweiss to review, I jumped at the chance. That was in 2016, ahead of the May 2017 release date. That was before my life changed forever and I only read 12 books in 2017. Unfortunately Ruined was not one […]