waiting on wednesday, weekly meme

Waiting on Wednesday #1: Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

Hey everyone! And happy Wednesday. I come to you today with some great news. I’ve decided to join in on a new meme: Waiting on Wednesday! Well, it’s not new to the blogging world, but it’s certainly new to me. I’ve noticed this meme around for quite some time, and decided that I should join in on the fun!… Read More Waiting on Wednesday #1: Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

calendar girls

Calendar Girls (September 2018): Back to School: Best Novel Set in a School

This is the second month that Calendar Girls has been back now, and I couldn’t be happier! This blog event has gone through some changes though. The hostesses have changed entirely from Melanie and myself, to our friends (and former Calendar Girls participants) Katie @ Never Not Reading and Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads! I’m so… Read More Calendar Girls (September 2018): Back to School: Best Novel Set in a School

TBR post

September 2018 TBR

Welcome to my monthly TBR pile post. This month, I will not be featuring a tentative TBR because (as you will see) I have plenty of ARCs to get through over the course of the month. I’m also super excited about the coming of autumn, and autumn-y things like pumpkin scents (I featured my favourite… Read More September 2018 TBR

backlist blast, weekly meme

Backlist Blast #18: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Happy Friday Junior, and Backlist Blast day! This week I’m featuring a book that’s been on my TBR for quite a bit of time! And I plan on reading it this winter, especially now since the same friend who granted my #bookishwish with Strange the Dreamer sent me a copy of this book too! I’m so grateful! And… Read More Backlist Blast #18: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

ARC review, book review, young adult

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (ARC Review)

Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work… Read More These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (ARC Review)

book review, young adult

Bright We Burn by Kiersten White (Review)

Title: Bright We Burn Author: Kiersten White Type: Fiction Genre: YA, Fantasy, Historical Publisher: Delacorte Press (Penguin Random House) Date published: July 10, 2018 A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital.… Read More Bright We Burn by Kiersten White (Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (ARC Review)

Title: My Plain Jane Authors: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows Type: Fiction Genre: YA, Retelling, Historical, Fantasy Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins) Date published: June 26, 2018 A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless… Read More My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (ARC Review)

book review, young adult

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (Review)

Title: My Lady Jane Authors: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows Type: Fiction Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy, Romance Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins) Date published: June 7, 2016 (hardcover) | May 9, 2017 (paperback) Source: Library This comical, fantastical, romantical, New York Times bestselling, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey is “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to… Read More My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (ARC Review)

Title: Dread Nation Author: Justina Ireland Type: Fiction Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy, Horror Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins) Published: April 3, 2018 A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg… Read More Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (ARC Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves (ARC Review)

Title: Lost Crow Conspiracy Author: Rosalyn Eves Type: Fiction Genre: YA, Fantasy, Historical Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House) Published: March 27, 2018 A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Sixteen-year old Anna Arden was once just the magically barren girl from… Read More Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves (ARC Review)