2017 releases · YA

Love, Tension and Not Much Else: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

I am beyond torn. This book was HUGE last year and it's had my interest ever since. However, I decided to read it because of that cover, since I am weak like that. My friend Janel @ Keeper of Pages was so kind to get this one for me and I decided to read it… Continue reading Love, Tension and Not Much Else: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

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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 · 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

fantasy · revisiting old reviews · YA

Revisting Old Reviews: Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Reviews 2.0  You may or may not know, but I do an occasional revisit of my old reviews. This is mainly because sometimes my opinions change and I like to update on my thoughts and opinions on a certain book. You can see the ones I did previously HERE. To prepare for the new release in… Continue reading Revisting Old Reviews: Windwitch by Susan Dennard

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