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

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2019 releases · YA

The Art of Cooking and Coming of Age: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

As you're all very well aware, I am incapable of resisting a good cover. And if you look at the cover for With the Fire on High you can see one thing - IT IS STUNNING. And naturally, when I am doing my favorite thing ever (meaning perusing Edelweiss) and then see a cover like… Continue reading The Art of Cooking and Coming of Age: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

2019 releases · YA

A Girl Arthur, an Adolescent Merlin and So Much Unused Potential: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

I am sure you have heard me raving about A Cathedral of Myth and Bone (if not, you can do so HERE). Ever since reading that, I've become obsessed with the King Arthur story and legend and all the characters. So I was super excited to see that there was a queer Sci-Fi retelling of… Continue reading A Girl Arthur, an Adolescent Merlin and So Much Unused Potential: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

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 · YA

Country Stars, Friendship and My Soul Shattered: Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

I have told you on numerous occasion how much I love and adore Emma Mills. I think she writes the best YA contemporary out there and her books totally made me fall back in love with the genre. I have read all of her books (there are 4 but still) and I have loved every… Continue reading Country Stars, Friendship and My Soul Shattered: Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

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