• ARC Reviews,  Contemporary,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Reviews,  Romance,  Sci-Fi,  Young Adult

    The Infinity Courts – What does it mean to be human?

    ๐ŸŒธ Title: The Infinity Courts ๐ŸŒธAuthor: Akemi Dawn Bowman ๐ŸŒธRelease Date: April 6th, 2021๐ŸŒธGenre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance๐ŸŒธ A non-major spoilers review.๐ŸŒธI received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. “And in this moment, I’m not a spy or a person without a family. I’m one half of a star, bursting across the sky with the only boy that makes my heart feel like it’s on fire.” -Akemi Dawn Bowman, The Infinity Courts The Infinity Courts follows eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto as she seemingly is living a good life. She has her best friend turned boyfriend, a loving family, and she just graduated high school. But…

  • ARC Reviews,  Book Rants,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Mystery,  Retellings,  Reviews,  Young Adult

    Lost in the Never Woods – The tension lacked and nothing really happened

    ๐ŸŒธ Title: Lost in the Never Woods๐ŸŒธAuthor: Aiden Thomas๐ŸŒธRelease Date: March 23rd, 2021๐ŸŒธGenre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Retellings๐ŸŒธ A non-major spoilers review.๐ŸŒธNote: I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review “I thought you weren’t afraid of anything?” Wendy heard herself say. She was lightheaded and breathless. “I’m terrified,” he said quietly. -Aiden Thomas, Lost in the Never Woods Lost in the Never Woods introduces us to Wendy Darling, a girl traumatized after losing her memories and her brothers. Five years later, a boy falls from the skyโ€”literally, and tells her that she’s the key to finding the children who have been disappearing. But she will have…

  • Adult,  ARC Reviews,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Historical,  Reviews

    Pariah’s Lament – A tale of acceptance and confidence with breathtaking worldbuilding

    ๐ŸŒธ Title: Pariah’s Lament๐ŸŒธAuthor: Richie Billing ๐ŸŒธPublished: March 17th, 2021๐ŸŒธGenre: Adult, Historical, Fiction, Fantasy๐ŸŒธ A non-major spoilers review. ๐ŸŒธCheck out my interview with the author, Richie Billing!๐ŸŒธ “Our enemies may rob us of everything, but they cannot strip us of hope. The only person who can take that away is you.” -Richie Billing, Pariah’s Lament Pariah’s Lament follows Isy and Edvar. Isy has to help the Amast, an ancient race in dire need of help if they are to survive. Rejected by her own family as the Amast were rejected by society, she helps them find the salvation they so desperately need while facing her. After an attempt on his Keeper’s…

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    Jem Interviews – Richie Billing, author of Pariah’s Lament

    Hello everyone, and welcome to Jem Interviews! Today I have Richie Billing, author of Pariah’s Lament with us! Hooray! Richie’s book just released yesterday and I’m so excited to introduce you all to him! Thank you again for the ARC, Richie! Pariah’s Lament follows Isy and Edvar. Isy has to help the Amast, an ancient race in dire need of help if they are to survive. Rejected by her own family as the Amast were rejected by society, she helps them find the salvation they so desperately need while facing her. After an attempt on his Keeper’s life, Ashara, Edvar must overcome his feelings of doubt to find out who…

  • Adult,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Reviews,  Romance

    A Court of Silver Flames – A riveting story of rebirth with unnecessary plot

    ๐ŸŒธ Title: A Court of Silver Flames (Book 4 of the ACOTAR series)๐ŸŒธAuthor: Sarah J. Maasย ๐ŸŒธPublished: February 16th, 2021๐ŸŒธGenre: Adult, Romance, Fiction, Fantasy๐ŸŒธ A non-major spoilers review. “That’s the key, isn’t it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it… that’s the most important part. To not let it consume. To focus upon the good, the things that fill you with wonder. The struggle with that darkness is worth it, just to see such things.โ€ -Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Silver Flames A Court of Silver Flames follows Nesta Archeron, Feyre’s sister who is quick to anger and too proud to…

  • Fantasy,  Fiction,  Paranormal,  Reviews,  Romance,  Series Reviews,  Young Adult

    Series Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses – A series that changed the YA genre

    It’s not often that I find myself struggling to find the words to describe a book. Often I can just bada-bing-bada-boom and come up with a review. Even when I first read this series I couldn’t quite put into words what I felt because I’d first read Throne of Glass, and ACOTAR was a whole different species. ACOTAR was the first Young Adult series that I questioned for being YA. It seemed to be Adult, but at the same time, the age of the characters belonged in YA. It was dark, gritty, and had sex scenes that I hadn’t even read in any Adult book. So how do we decide…

  • Fantasy,  Fiction,  Paranormal,  Reviews,  Romance,  Young Adult

    From Blood and Ash – A New Mesmerizing Series That I Fell In Love With

    ๐ŸŒธ Title: From Blood And Ash (Book 1) ๐ŸŒธAuthor: Jennifer L. Armentrout ๐ŸŒธPublished: March 30th, 2020 ๐ŸŒธGenre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance ๐ŸŒธA no major spoilers review. โ€œWith my sword and with my life, I vow to keep you safe, Penellaphe,โ€ he spoke, voice deep and smooth, reminding me of rich, decadent chocolate. โ€œFrom this moment until the last moment, I am yours.โ€ -Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood And Ash Poppy is the Maiden. She cannot be touched, looked at, or spoken to, and it’s not the life she imagined. She’d much rather be fighting. Hawke, a soldier bound to protect her, makes her question everything and makes her…

  • Book Rants,  Book-related,  Reviews

    6 Books I Read In 2020 That Just Didn’t Live Up To The Hype For Me

    Hello everyone! So today, even though I’m literally over a month late, I wanted to talk about the books I read in 2020 that had a lot of love and hype that I just…didn’t like. Maybe I’m crazy, or maybe I’m the sane one. I’ll never know. All I do know is that a lot of people really like these books, and sadly, I just could not get into them for whatever reason. Without further ado, let’s get into it! Note: These books weren’t all released in 2020, if any. I just read them in 2020. 1. After by Anna Todd Sigh. What can I say about this Wattpad book…

  • Book Rants,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Paranormal,  Reviews,  Romance,  Young Adult

    Midnight Sun is just vampire teen angst in 700 pages

    ๐ŸŒธ Title: Midnight Sun ๐ŸŒธAuthor: Stephenie Meyer ๐ŸŒธPublished: August 4th, 2020 ๐ŸŒธGenre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance ๐ŸŒธA no major spoilers review. I also reviewed Midnight Sun in my August 2020 Wrap Up video (wow, where did the time go?) if you’d rather just watch that. โ€œMaybe if I could be unconscious, if I could dream, I could live for a few hours in a world where she and I could be together. She dreamed of me. I wanted to dream of her.โ€ -Stephanie Meyer, Midnight Sun Midnight Sun, based on the Twilight series, gives the perspective of Edward Cullen. With this dark twist, we get to experience his…