Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons

I have a definite weakness, and it’s when gods appear in something akin to a human form and live among their subjects. It doesn’t matter whether you believe in them, because they’re real whether you have faith or not. It appeals to my atheist heart. So when this book was announced as Gladiator meets Avatar: […]

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. Sara Raasch has a very competent writing style, and this book hit everything I love about fantasy. A unique magic system: this one based on botanicals: that’s right, the plants are magic! A brave, strong, selfless heroine A handsome rogue of indeterminate sexuality who is not overtly romantically attracted to […]

Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston

I was looking forward to this book so much, because I love stories about magical girls who save the day, and I also love foxes, so I was super keen to read about a magical girl who had a fox companion and a creepy, cursed forest. Unfortunately I got really sick and was unable to […]

Red Hood by Elana K Arnold

When you first received this book for review, you were a little uncertain. Would it be as awesome as Damsel? Could a strange, unearthly, almost-retelling of Little Red Riding Hood ever live up to your admittedly high expectations? You almost psyched yourself out and didn’t request it, after all. But once you opened it and […]

Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland

Deathless Divide was the perfect sequel to Dread Nation. PERFECT. Whereas Dread Nation (which everyone lost their minds for, myself included, because Civil War era zombies and a black female warrior lead? Oh. My. God. Yes.) sold itself on ‘combat school for Negro girls’, it really wove in a plot that expanded beyond the school […]

The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby

I’m cultivating a new love for YA thrillers, and The Stranger Game is so far a quiet gem for me. It began with the return of Nico’s missing sister, Sarah. Except that Sarah seemed… not quite right. Instead of being a total psycho bitch, cruel to both her parents and her younger sister, this Sarah […]

Slide by Jill Hathaway

I’ve been thinking about this book for a LONG time (as in years) because I love the concept, and I built it up so much in my head and I think I assumed it was going to be SO GOOD… So I was a little surprised to find it was a pretty typical YA paranormal […]

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 […]