ARC Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | giving international relations a new meaning

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having saved me. I was drowning and you threw yourself into the water without hesitation, without a backward look.” To be published May 14, 2019 by St. Martin's Griffin 432 pages Genre: new adult contemporary Date finished: March 14, …

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ARC Review: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman “Welcome to Four Paths. Nobody would ever stay here if they had a choice.” Published April 2, 2019 by Titan Books 368 pages Genre: YA urban fantasy Date finished: April 1, 2019 Content warnings: loss of family members, animal death, mild gore goodreads Summary: On the edge of town …

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ARC Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim | scissor magic ACTIVATED

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim “I want you to know that some journeys have ends, but not this one. This one will change you.” To be published July 9, 2019 by Knopf 400 pages Genre: YA fantasy Date finished: March 6, 2019 Content warnings: physical beating, spiders goodreads Summary: Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the …

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Review: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi | I love all of my children equally (but especially Zofia)

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi “Fashion, my love, just like the universe, owes you neither explanation nor rationale.” Published Jan. 15, 2019 by Wednesday Books 388 pages Genre: YA historical fantasy Date finished: March 3, 2019 Content warnings: racism, colonialism, mentions of abuse goodreads Summary: It's 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry …

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Review: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo | the epic political fantasy I’ve been waiting for

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo “You are no longer one man. You are an army. You are the double eagle. You are all of Ravka.” Published Jan. 29, 2019 by Imprint 528 pages Genre: YA fantasy Date finished: Feb. 1, 2019 Content warnings: references to drug use and addiction, references to sexual abuse goodreads Summary: …

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Review: The Disasters by M.K. England | doing crime in the name of JUSTICE

The Disasters by M.K. England “Yeah, I know, I’m a bit of a disaster. But hey, aren’t we all? Doesn’t mean we can’t fly.” Published Dec. 18, 2018 by HarperCollins 352 pages Genre: YA sci-fi Date finished: Jan. 23, 2019 Content warnings: violence, anxiety, panic attacks goodreads Summary: Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of …

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Review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson | an epic bromance between a girl and a spaceship

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson “People need stories, child. They bring us hope, and that hope is real.” Published Nov. 6, 2018 by Delacorte Press 528 pages Genre: science fiction Date finished: Jan. 5, 2019 Content warnings: loss of friends and family members, war scenes goodreads Summary: Spensa's world has been under attack for hundreds of years. …

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