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Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Genre : YA FantasyDate Published : February 9th, 2016Publisher : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.When Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life… Continue reading Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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Book Review: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Genre : Fantasy/Sci-Fi/GothicDate Published : September 10, 2019Publisher : Tor.com Publishing Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape.… Continue reading Book Review: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

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Book Review: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Genre : Fantasy FictionDate Published : March 12, 2019Publisher : Grove Press HAPPY MONDAY! Following in Emory's footsteps, I'm starting off my review with a synopsis provided by the publisher: Set in 1491 during the reign of the last sultanate in the Iberian peninsula, The Bird King is the story of Fatima, the only remaining Circassian concubine… Continue reading Book Review: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

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Book Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Genre : YA Fantasy / RomanceDate Published : July 9, 2019Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers Hello! This week I'm trying out a slightly different review format. Writing book synopses always gives me major anxiety, so this week I'm starting out with the synopsis provided by the publisher, then jumping straight into my review!… Continue reading Book Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

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Book Review | Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Book 1, by Diana Wynne Jones

Genre : Fantasy FictionDate Published : 1977Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Now that September is here (even if it is still 85 degrees in DC), I found myself wanting to read a book for this week's review that made me think of Autumn. I was browsing my bookshelf when the perfect book jumped out at me… Continue reading Book Review | Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Book 1, by Diana Wynne Jones

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Book Review: The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza (translated by Suzanne Jill Levine & Aviva Kana)

Genre : Speculative FictionDate Published : October 1st, 2018Publisher : Dorothy Whew! Summer is winding down and because of the holiday weekend I finally feel like I can breathe a little. The last few months have been fairly chaotic - I started another part-time job, moved houses, visited family, and got a promotion at the… Continue reading Book Review: The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza (translated by Suzanne Jill Levine & Aviva Kana)

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Book Review | Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

Genre : FictionDate Published : January 18th, 2019Publisher : Riverhead Books In what is clearly becoming a pattern, I once again heard about this book in one of my classes. My professor described it as a collection of very unsettling, but beautiful short stories, and one of my classmates turned around to look at me… Continue reading Book Review | Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

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ARC Review: Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells

Genre : YA FantasyPublication Date : July 30, 2019Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Somehow, 2019 has gone from Hot Girl Summer to Hot Dragon Summer. I don't know HOW it happened, but at the start of 2019 I very firmly Did Not Like Dragons and yet, here I am, seven months… Continue reading ARC Review: Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells

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Book Review | Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Genre : YA FantasyDate Published : June 15, 2019Publisher : Putnam Books In her debut novel, Wicked Fox, Kat Cho centers her story around a classic Korean Folktale, but places it in the contemporary setting of modern-day Seoul. Gu Miyoung is a seemingly normal eighteen year old girl, except for, you know, the fact that… Continue reading Book Review | Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

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ARC Review: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Genre : Science FictionDate Published : July 16, 2019Publisher : Saga Press In honor of Pride month being over but continuing on in our hearts forever and ever and ever, this week I'm reviewing the delightful ARC of This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. Amal Eh-Mohtar is… Continue reading ARC Review: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone