Is Bone Crier’s Dawn (Bone Crier’s Moon #2) by Kathryn Purdie a PERFECT SEQUEL?

I don’t know what to say about this book that I didn’t already say about its predecessor, Bone Crier’s Moon. I absolutely loved it. The conflicts were all so wonderfully customised to the characters, the characters were all beautiful and I would die for them with excellent relationship development, and even the romances were really […]

Lucky Girl by Amanda Maciel

I had a lot of thoughts about this. I thought it was beautifully written. The skill of the author as a wordsmith and storyteller were really great. The word choice, pacing, and characterisation led to high engagement and I ended up reading this book pretty quickly. I didn’t much like Rosie as a person, but […]

Fireworks by Katie Cotugno

I enjoyed this book. I found its 90s setting charming – it was never very ‘in your face’ – and in fact, I found it pleasant to read a contemporary (or is it historical now?) book where no one had a cell phone or social media. The music references weren’t ultra-hip, in fact, I think […]

Literally by Lucy Keating

In Literally, main character Annabelle finds that an author named Lucy Keating (also the author of the book) is literally writing her life, and fights back. I will use Lucy for the in-book author and Keating for the real-life author. So this book. This book was weird. The author, Lucy Keating, wrote a (clearly) fictionalised […]

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

See my original review on The Moonlight Library. I first read a sample ARC of this book, which I think was about one-quarter long, in 2015, so instead of deleting that review entirely I am going to rewrite bits and pieces of it now that I have read the complete book. The sample was provided […]

The Darkness Outside Us

This is a sci-fi romance between two teen boys who are on a deep space rescue mission. However, since the most central plot point – the fact that they are two boys – doesn’t make sense to me, and the reasons provided as to WHY it has to be two boys, especially in the context […]

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: […]

A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo

I really enjoyed this book. At first I was a bit surprised but delighted at how defensive and prickly the main character Trix was. She had a pretty hard life, and had a lot of defensive reflexes making it difficult for her to love and trust others, even when they were working so hard to […]

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 […]

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