Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?… Read More Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (ARC Review)
He was raised in revolution. She was raised in a palace. Can their love stop a war? Code Name Verity meets The Winner’s Cursein Joanna Hathaway’s Dark of the West, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut. Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines… Read More Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway (ARC Review)
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war. In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light.… Read More Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (Blog Tour: ARC Review & Excerpt)
Hey everyone! And happy Wednesday! This week I’m featuring one of my most-anticipated fantasy releases of the year! Some of you may know that I really struggled with reading fantasy for most of 2018. But, now, everything seems to be back to normal because I’m not only looking forward to fantasy reads, but I’m also… Read More Waiting on Wednesday #10: Enchantée by Gita Trelease
It’s time for another Celebrate ____ with Chronicle Books post! And this time I’m reviewing a tarot deck and magic book that I think complement each other very well (not only because they share the common subject of dealing with spirituality, but also because they share the same aesthetic and therefore look fantastic together)!
The women of the Star Wars universe are a diverse galaxy of heroes and villains, renegades and rogues, caretakers and, sometimes, unscrupulous scum.… Read More Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe (Review)
Dexter meets This Savage Song in this dark fantasy about a girl who sells magical body parts on the black market — until she’s betrayed. Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” But when her mom brings home a live specimen, Nita decides she wants out — dissecting living people is a step too far.… Read More Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer (Review)
On October 20th, I attended one of the last book influencer events of the year (in Canada) with some awesome bookish friends! And I’ve had so much fun putting together posts for past events and discussing them with you, that I just had to write a recap for this one as well! I’m actually going… Read More Raincoast Books TeensRead Preview: Winter & Spring 2019 (Influencer Event Recap)
I had so much fun putting my Celebrate Halloween with Chronicle Books post together, that I thought I would make another one for the nature themed Chronicle Books items that Raincoast Books has sent me! Please let me know how you feel about these kind of posts! Now, let’s have a look at how we… Read More Celebrate Nature with Chronicle Books (Nature-Themed Game & Books Review)
Halloween is coming! And since it’s one of my favourite holidays (if not my number one favourite), I thought that I would shade and review a game and book created by Chronicle Books (sent to me by Raincoast Books) which I think are spooktacular and quite perfect for preparing for, and celebrating, Halloween!