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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

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Book Review | Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

Genre : Literary FictionDate Published : May 14, 2019Publisher : Knopf Publishing For this week’s review, I changed what book I wanted to tackle so many times. First it was G. Willow Wilson’s The Bird King (which, so far, is amazing, but is close to 400 pages, and I decided to put it down until… Continue reading Book Review | Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

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ARC Review | The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

Genre : Historical FantasyUpcoming Publishing Date : August 6, 2019Publisher : Harper Voyager SPOILERS BELOW - READER BEWAAAARE! This is my very first ARC review (yeehaw!) - thank you Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review! As with so many other amazing authors, I first heard about R.F. Kuang while attending Sirens… Continue reading ARC Review | The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

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Book Review | Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Genre : YA FantasyDate Published : April 9, 2019Publisher : Albert Whitman and Co. I read Joan He's debut novel, Descendant of the Crane, for this week's blog post and (spoiler alert) I absolutely loved it. It came to my attention when I was searching up-and-coming YA novels, and the cover - which is so… Continue reading Book Review | Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

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Book Review | His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Genre : Alternate history/FantasyDate Published : March 28, 2006Publisher : Del Ray For this week’s blog post, I’m doing a bit of a throwback ~ His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik (the first in the Temeraire series!). The past few months I’ve been reading quite a lot of Regency fantasy novels (Sorcerer Royal series by… Continue reading Book Review | His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

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Book Review | Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Genre : Science FictionDate Published : January 29, 2019Publisher : MIRA Books I first heard about this book in one of my grad school classes, my professor pulling up the Amazon page for it to show us the “front matter” - the copyright info, the publisher, the ISBN, date of publication, etc. We didn’t even… Continue reading Book Review | Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Short Fiction Reviews

Review | Jumping Monkey Hill by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Genre : Short StoryPublished : October 2, 2006 / June 1, 2010Publisher : Granta / Anchor When Emory and I came up with the idea to recommend a short story to each other for this week’s post, I was at a loss for a while. It was like every short story I had ever read… Continue reading Review | Jumping Monkey Hill by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie