Book Reviews

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: 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

ARCs · Book Reviews

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 | 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

Short Fiction Reviews

Review | The Truth About Owls by Amal El-Mohtar

Genre : Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy FictionInitially Published : August 2014, Reprint: January 2015 Publisher : Twelfth Planet Press/Strange Horizons With a busy next few weeks ahead of us, Sara and I decided to switch things up a bit for our next two blog posts! This Sunday and next Sunday, we’ll each be reviewing a… Continue reading Review | The Truth About Owls by Amal El-Mohtar

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Book Review | Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Genre : Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy FictionDate Published : September 29, 2015Publisher : Henry Holt and Company Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows (the first in a duology) was lended to me by Emory when she came down to visit in February, because, as she put it many times, “You’re going to love it!” (And spoiler… Continue reading Book Review | Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Book Review | King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Genre : Fantasy, Young AdultDate Published : January 29, 2019Publisher : Macmillan I first heard of Leigh Bardugo when I attended the amazing Sirens conference in October 2018. Bardugo was one of four amazing keynote speakers at the conference, and I immediately fell for this extremely witty, badass, and inspiring writer. She talked about Mediocre… Continue reading Book Review | King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo