• ARC Reviews,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  New Adult,  Paranormal,  Reviews,  Romance

    The Crown of Gilded Bones – A Heart Wrenching and Amazing Addition to the From Blood and Ash Series

    🌸 Title: The Crown of Gilded Bones (Book 3 of FBAA)🌸Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout 🌸Release Date: April 20th, 2021🌸Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Paranormal🌸 A non-major spoilers review.🌸 Read my review for From Blood and Ash here. “You are the foundation that helps me stand. You are my walls and my roof. My shelter. You are my home. -Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Crown of Gilded Bones The Crown of Gilded Bones continues off from where A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire ended—Poppy after being attacked, the crown at her feet. Poppy just wanted to go to Atlantia with Casteel, her heartmate, but fate has other plans. A long-forgotten organization will…

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

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

    🌸 Title: The Infinity Courts 🌸Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman 🌸Release Date: April 6th, 2021🌸Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance🌸 A non-major spoilers review.🌸I 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…

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

    🌸 Title: Lost in the Never Woods🌸Author: Aiden Thomas🌸Release Date: March 23rd, 2021🌸Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Retellings🌸 A non-major spoilers review.🌸Note: 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 sky—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

    🌸 Title: Pariah’s Lament🌸Author: Richie Billing 🌸Published: March 17th, 2021🌸Genre: Adult, Historical, Fiction, Fantasy🌸 A non-major spoilers review. 🌸Check out my interview with the author, Richie Billing!🌸 “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…

  • Adult,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Reviews,  Romance

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

    🌸 Title: A Court of Silver Flames (Book 4 of the ACOTAR series)🌸Author: Sarah J. Maas 🌸Published: February 16th, 2021🌸Genre: Adult, Romance, Fiction, Fantasy🌸 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.” -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

    🌸 Title: From Blood And Ash (Book 1) 🌸Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout 🌸Published: March 30th, 2020 🌸Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance 🌸A no major spoilers review. “With my sword and with my life, I vow to keep you safe, Penellaphe,” he spoke, voice deep and smooth, reminding me of rich, decadent chocolate. “From this moment until the last moment, I am yours.” -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…

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    Midnight Sun is just vampire teen angst in 700 pages

    🌸 Title: Midnight Sun 🌸Author: Stephenie Meyer 🌸Published: August 4th, 2020 🌸Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance 🌸A 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. “Maybe 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.” -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…

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    Series Review: Caraval – A wet noodle of a magic series

    I’ve recently decided to take some trips down memory lane and revamp my reviews and post them on my blog rather than have them sit on Goodreads. Caraval is one of those. I really had a hard time reading this series, and I feel bad because so many people seemed to love it. I stuck with it because I was hoping Tessa’s point of view in Legendary would sway my opinion, but it didn’t change much. My video below also gives my opinion on the Caraval series along with some other books such as Serpent & Dove and Midnight Sun, which hopefully I’ll have reviews up for on my blog…

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

    Bloodlaced – A dark, provoking read that will break your heart

    🌸 Title: Bloodlaced🌸Author: Courtney Maguire🌸Published: September 29th, 2020🌸Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, LGBT, Fiction, Historical🌸Preview: A beautiful eastern-influenced fantasy romance that focuses on the topics of love and identity.🌸A no major spoilers review.🌸Note: I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange to review. 🌸Check out my interview with Courtney Maguire! “He’s a monster,” I said, voice cracking. “Yes,” she said. “But he tries very hard not to be.” -Courtney Maguire, Bloodlaced Bloodlaced is an LGBT eastern-inspired fantasy romance that follows Asagi, a man and a woman. Asagi is unable to protect a boy they saw as a son and is sold to Mahiro, a kind and gentle master, and they fall…