2018 releases

ARCs I Have and Should Be Reading Instead of Writing About Them

Everyone love ARCs.  I was dead set on not requesting so many ARCs this year, but here we are. I always get carried away on Netgalley and Edelweiss and well, I end up with too many ARCs too handle. SO in lieu of actually reading them, I am gonna show you all the ARCs I… Continue reading ARCs I Have and Should Be Reading Instead of Writing About Them

2018 releases · YA

Magic, Oppression and Rebellion: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

“I teach you to be warriors in the garden so you will never be gardeners in the war.” I am sure you've heard of this book - it's one of the biggest releases of the year, and rightfully so. I have seen nothing but rave reviews for this ever since it came out, and I… Continue reading Magic, Oppression and Rebellion: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

2018 releases · judging books by the cover

Judging Books By Their Covers: April Releases Edition

Let’s judge some books by the cover, shall we?  Every month, I pick some books with pretty covers and then I show the ones with best blurbs to you. Basically, I spend a lot of time on Netgalley, and scouring the Internet for new releases, so I am gonna do that, but pick the books… Continue reading Judging Books By Their Covers: April Releases Edition

2018 releases · fantasy · YA

Gangs, Gambling and the City of Sin: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

What an underwhelming reading experience.  This book started getting a lot of buzz a couple of months ago, and I was instantly hooked when I read the synopsis. It promised street gangs, casino families and a lot of excitement. Plus, the early reviews are raving and everyone is in love with this, so I was… Continue reading Gangs, Gambling and the City of Sin: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

2018 releases · fantasy · YA

10 Reasons to Read Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Let's mix it up, shall we?  I thought I'd do a bit of a different review this time for a couple of reasons. First, this is a prequel novella in a series I love, but since it's a novella AND a prequel, it's kinda short, and offers a lot of back story and thus it's… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Read Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

2018 releases · YA

Mushy Romance, Islamophobia and Lack Lustre Characters: Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

“These terrorists are the antithesis of Islam. They’re not Muslim. Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.”  Love, Hate and Other Filters was one of the biggest releases of the year. I kept seeing it everywhere and I thought I'd request… Continue reading Mushy Romance, Islamophobia and Lack Lustre Characters: Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

2018 releases · judging books by the cover

Judging Books By Their Covers: February Releases Edition

Let’s judge some books by the cover, shall we?  Every month, I pick some books with pretty covers and then I show the ones with best blurbs to you. Basically, I spend a lot of time on Netgalley, and scouring the Internet for new releases, so I am gonna do that, but pick the books… Continue reading Judging Books By Their Covers: February Releases Edition

2018 releases · The Minis

The Minis: Feminist Poetry, Ethics and a Heartbreaking Memoir

Welcome back to The Minis - a series of short reviews. In this post we'll be talking about a feminist poetry collection, about a manga series that grapples with some pretty meta stuff and lastly, we'll talk about a heartbreaking memoir about a brother and a sister. And we'll do it briefly. 1. The Witch… Continue reading The Minis: Feminist Poetry, Ethics and a Heartbreaking Memoir