2019 releases · fantasy · YA

Promising, But Ultimately Too Generic: Nocturna by Maya Motayne

“The magic poured life into the images, showing his people swathed in bright colors, prospering and using magic freely.”  When I first saw this book on Edelweiss, I immediately knew I needed to read it. I mean, this is a Latinx inspired Fantasy (yay!) with a prince and a faceless thief (Arya Stark vibes???), which… Continue reading Promising, But Ultimately Too Generic: Nocturna by Maya Motayne

Advertisements
2019 releases · fantasy · YA

A King, His General, and His Monster: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

It's no secret that I loved and adored the Six of Crows duology. It's also no secret that I really did not like the Shadow and Bone trilogy. Like, at all (as a matter of fact, here are my reviews for Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm just so you can see). Which is… Continue reading A King, His General, and His Monster: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

2019 releases · fantasy · YA

Political Schemes, Elemental Magic and Found Families: Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

I am quite sure that by now, you are well aware of the love I have and hold for Susan Dennard's The Witchlands series. I have screamed at you about Bloodwitch for months now and it feels surreal to finally have this book in my hands and to be reviewing it after anticipating it for… Continue reading Political Schemes, Elemental Magic and Found Families: Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

2019 releases · fantasy · YA

Court Politics, Awful People and Stress: The Wicked King by Holly Black

“Kiss me again,” he says, drunk and foolish. “Kiss me until I am sick of it.” Did anyone doubt I was gonna use that quote? No one did. I read The Cruel Prince last year and really loved it. It was on my end of the year favorites, despite my 4-star rating and somewhat complicated… Continue reading Court Politics, Awful People and Stress: The Wicked King by Holly Black

fantasy · YA

Seriously, Everyone Needs to Get Themselves a Personality: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

“When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable.”  When I decided to reread Shadow and Bone (full review HERE) and continue on with this series, I did not necessarily expect to fall in love with it. But I did hope that it will at least be fun. Or that I would come to understand The… Continue reading Seriously, Everyone Needs to Get Themselves a Personality: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

fantasy · YA

Make It Russian and Call It Fantasy: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

"Like calls to like." You all know the Six of Crows duology is one of my favorite series in the world (Janel, refrain from insulting my reading taste, please lmao). And back when I decided to read it, I figured I should just start with the Grisha trilogy and then move to SoC. But I… Continue reading Make It Russian and Call It Fantasy: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

2018 releases · fantasy · YA

Deceit, Faeries and Wickedness: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

"It's like fighting, except what we're fighting for is to crawl inside each other's skin." For the longest time, I avoided Holly Black's book. I don't have any reason for that. None at all. But I had a strong feeling that I would dislike her books and I kept ignoring all the praise they were… Continue reading Deceit, Faeries and Wickedness: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black