ARC review, book review, young adult

The Wicked King by Holly Black (ARC Review)

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.… Read More The Wicked King by Holly Black (ARC Review)

monthly wrap-up

Monthly Wrap-Up (December 2018)

It’s almost 2019! When did that happen?! And where did 2018 go? I feel like it went by so fast! Anyway, here is what’s happened on Flavia the Bibliophile during the last month of 2018! What were your favourite reads of December, and 2018 in general?

ARC review, book review, young adult

An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker (ARC Review)

When Lady Katherine’s father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn’t the only secret he’s been hiding: he was also involved in a murder plot against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. With nothing left to lose, Katherine disguises herself as a boy and travels to London to fulfill her father’s mission, and to take it one step further–kill the queen herself.… Read More An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker (ARC Review)

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Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha (ARC Review)

Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.… Read More Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha (ARC Review)

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Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd (Review)

Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to venture beyond her familiar Parisian prison, Anouk is a Beastie: destined for a life surrounded by dust bunnies and cinders serving Mada Vittora, the evil witch who spelled her into existence. That is, until one day she finds her mistress murdered in a pool of blood—and Anouk is accused of the crime.… Read More Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd (Review)