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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Before She Ignites is a Slow Burn But Worth It

A spoiled, privileged, none-too-smart girl with a mental illness is thrown into the most awful of jails and must content with a cruel prison guard who is determined to uncover the secrets that put her there. Mira is the Hopebearer, nothing more than a pretty face and a voice for the Luminary Council to placate […]

Frostblood will heat your desire for more awesome fantasy!

When Ruby is captured and sent to prison for being a Fireblood in a land ruled by Frostbloods, she is unexpectedly rescued by a group of monks who want to use her to challenge the rule of the current Frostblood king. But Ruby will first have to master her uncontrollable pyromancy if she’s to stand […]

Tour Stop: Moon Chosen by PC Cast

Tour Stop: Moon Chosen by PC Cast

In a world once known as ours, the decimated population has split itself into homogeneous tribes with distinct traditions and magical powers and a strong hatred of one another. Then one girl is revealed to be a halfbreed… What I liked about Moon Chosen: The different magical abilities of the different tribes of peoples. I liked […]

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner Stole The Story!

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner Stole The Story!

I was drawn to read The Thief because I’d heard amazing things about its sequel, The Queen of Attolia, and I wanted to get into the series and see what everyone was so excited about. The Thief is the story of a – you guessed it – thief named Gen who is forced into using […]