Review: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth | watch out for murder hornets

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth "That's history for you, my darlings. When you dig it up, it always carries a whiff of rot." Published Oct. 20, 2020 by William Morrow 608 pages Genre: historical fiction/horror Date finished: Sept. 25, 2020 Content warnings: bugs (hornets), suicide, gore, drug use, homophobia, sexual assault goodreads | bookshop … Continue reading Review: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth | watch out for murder hornets

ARC Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow | let’s go burn down the patriarchy

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow "A girl is such an easy thing to break: weak and fragile, all alone, all yours. But they aren't girls anymore, and they don't belong to anyone. And they aren't alone." Published Oct. 13, 2020 by Orbit 528 pages Genre: historical fantasy Date finished: Oct. 15, … Continue reading ARC Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow | let’s go burn down the patriarchy

ARC Review: A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen | a villain origin story of the highest quality

A Neon Darkness (The Bright Sessions #2) by Lauren Shippen "I think about being happy and whether that's something I've ever felt. I'm not sure it is, but I think it must be something close to this." To be published Sept. 29, 2020 by Tor Teen 256 pages Genre: YA contemporary sci-fi Date finished: April … Continue reading ARC Review: A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen | a villain origin story of the highest quality

ARC Review: Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour | the beauty of small moments

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour “What a wonder it was, to stand side by side with someone and watch the same thing.” To be published Sept. 15, 2020 by Dutton Books for Young Readers 240 pages Genre: YA contemporary/fabulism Date finished: May 9, 2020 Content warnings: discussions of past abuse goodreads | bookshop Summary: … Continue reading ARC Review: Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour | the beauty of small moments

ARC Review: Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale | this book deserves a standing ovation

Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale "Musicals were better than real life. And if Josie could make a wish, she'd live in one forever." To be published August 25, 2020 by Roaring Brook Press 400 pages Genre: YA contemporary fantasy Date finished: June 12, 2020 Content warnings: mentions of transphobia goodreads | bookshop … Continue reading ARC Review: Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale | this book deserves a standing ovation

ARC Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | I sold my soul for eternal life and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab “Being forgotten, she thinks, is a bit like going mad. You begin to wonder what is real, if you are real. After all, how can a thing be real if it cannot be remembered?”  To be published Oct. 6, 2020 by Tor Books 448 pages Genre: … Continue reading ARC Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | I sold my soul for eternal life and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

Blog Tour Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord | the cheesiest (and cutest) love story ever

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord “Sometimes it feels as if I've been interacting with everyone here from behind some kind of veil - as though I'm allowed to be here, but not engage. To look, but not touch.” Published Jan. 21, 2020 by Wednesday Books 368 pages Genre: YA contemporary Date finished: Jan. 8, 2020 … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord | the cheesiest (and cutest) love story ever

ARC Review: We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding | and I’m still hurting

We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding “It's strange to think you can grow up right alongside someone and be one category of person when it turns out they're another entirely.” To be published Jan. 7, 2020 by Amulet Books 384 pages Genre: YA contemporary Date finished: Dec. 24, 2019 Content warnings: loss of … Continue reading ARC Review: We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding | and I’m still hurting

ARC Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern | for anyone who dreams of magical worlds

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern “Strange, isn't it? To love a book. When the words on the pages become so precious that they feel like part of your own history because they are.” To be published Nov. 5, 2019 by Doubleday Books 498 pages Genre: fantasy Date finished: Oct. 23, 2019 Content warnings: violence, animal … Continue reading ARC Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern | for anyone who dreams of magical worlds

ARC Review: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir | while you were raising skeletons, I studied the blade

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir “Gideon, don't be sorry for the dead. I think death must be an absolute triumph.” To be published Sept. 10, 2019 by Tor.com 448 pages Genre: science fantasy Date finished: Aug. 24, 2019 Content warnings: body horror, gore, violence, suicide, mention of child death goodreads | indiebound Summary: Brought up by … Continue reading ARC Review: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir | while you were raising skeletons, I studied the blade