Book Review: Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Bloomsbury)

A couple months ago I ordered a box from “Now in Books” and received a beautiful hardcover of Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer. Last year, I read Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreakers series and loved it, so I was very excited to read this one. (You can read my review here of that series). I decided…… Continue reading Book Review: Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Bloomsbury)

ARC Review: Adventures in Thousandworld: The Darkenstar by Joseph A. Davis (Eken Press)

Back in May, the author reached out to me on Instagram and asked if I’d be interested in reading his middle grade fantasy that had recently been translated from Sweedish. I said of course, but I only just got around to reading it (sorry Joseph!) Thank you so much for this copy in exchange for…… Continue reading ARC Review: Adventures in Thousandworld: The Darkenstar by Joseph A. Davis (Eken Press)

Book Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Simon & Schuester)

Wow that’s a long title. I didn’t really notice how long it was until I was typing on bookstagram to everyone asking what my current read was. Aristotle & Dante is a book that has been super popular the lost couple of years but I never got a chance to read it until now. Benjamin…… Continue reading Book Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Simon & Schuester)

Bookish Playlist: One Last Stop

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but I finally read another book that deserves a playlist. Music, especially rock’n’roll, plays a big part in One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston, so I figured it’s only right to make a playlist for it! You can read my review of the book here.…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: One Last Stop

Book Review: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (St. Martins)

Back in March, I read Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, and it is quite probably my favorite read of the year. Not long after, I went to the bookstore and picked up One Last Stop, because I needed to read more McQuiston, and I finally got around to reading it. If you…… Continue reading Book Review: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (St. Martins)

Book List: Refugee Stories

Diversity matters. Representation matters. Part of the reason we read is to build empathy and understanding. We try to see what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes. But we also love seeing when someone like us is in the books we love. Here are some books about refugees and their stories. The Girl…… Continue reading Book List: Refugee Stories

Book Review: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah (Orbit)

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdulla (published by Orbit) was my June Book of the Month choice and it seems I’m on a bit of a Persian mythology kick this month. Chelsea Abdulla is an American-Kuwaiti writier who grew up in Kuwait, and thus very familiar with the desert creatures and mythology she writes about.…… Continue reading Book Review: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah (Orbit)

Book Review: This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi (Harper)

I received This Woven Kingdom in LitJoy Crate, and this edition is absolutley beautiful. Like the last book I read, there is a dust jacket with character art inside, and the book itself had golden edges. I love it so much. But onto the actual story. The best way I can have of describing This…… Continue reading Book Review: This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi (Harper)

Book List: Frog Prince Retellings

As you might know by now, my favorite subgenre is fairytale retellings. But you know what? I’ve just realized I’ve never read a retelling of the Frog Prince. So pucker up: here are some books you might like if you want an amphibian royal. The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads…… Continue reading Book List: Frog Prince Retellings

Book Review: Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li (Coronet)

I’m back here with anohter book review of a book I meant to finish in June. I started it in June if that counts for anything. A month or so ago, I ordered the April Illumicrate “Nothing But Thieves” box and got the most beautiful edition of Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li,…… Continue reading Book Review: Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li (Coronet)