Fawkes by Nadine Brandes (eARC review)

TITLE: Fawkes AUTHOR: Nadine Brandes RELEASES: July 10th 2018 by Thomas Nelson GENRE: Historical Fiction/Fantasy “I breathed deep through my nose. No matter my answer, there was no going back. I was committing to either treason or cowardice. I’d been a coward once already that day.No longer.” MY THOUGHTS: Like many other MCs, Thomas Fawkes is an idealist, albeit anContinue reading “Fawkes by Nadine Brandes (eARC review)”

Light Years by Kass Morgan (ARC review)

TITLE: Light Years AUTHOR: Kass Morgan RELEASES: October 9th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers GENRE: Teens + YA Sci-Fi Like dancing – if your partner was armed with 140 megatons of explosives. In Illumicrate’s May box, we unexpectedly received an exclusive ARC of Light Years. On first look, I was sure IContinue reading “Light Years by Kass Morgan (ARC review)”

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (eARC review)

TITLE: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle AUTHOR: Stuart Turton RELEASES: 04 Sept 2018 by Sourcebooks Landmark GENRE: Mystery & Thrillers I’m a man in Purgatory, blind to the sins that chased me here. I couldn’t put this down at all once I started it. The level of detail and intrigue is unreal and unmatched by mostContinue reading “The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (eARC review)”

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff (ARC review)

TITLE: LIFEL1K3 AUTHOR: Jay Kristoff RELEASED: May 29th 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers GENRE: Sci-Fi/YA They kill my father first. I should probably preface this with the fact I find most science fiction VERY difficult to get into, but that was totally not the case with this one! 2018 just seems to beContinue reading “LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff (ARC review)”

Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos (ARC review)

TITLE: Fat Girl on a Plane AUTHOR: Kelly deVos RELEASED: June 5th 2018 by Harlequin Teen GENRE: YA “Yeah. There’s fat-shaming everywhere. But it’s up to us what we do with it. I mean come on, Cookie.” MY THOUGHTS: This is one of the most unique reads ever – taking a look at fat-shaming and other relatedContinue reading “Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos (ARC review)”

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

TITLE: The Wicked Deep AUTHOR: Shea Ernshaw RELEASED: March 6th 2018 by Simon Pulse GENRE: YA Fantasy “The Swan sisters had a charm that was born into their blood, like their mother: Men could not resist the softness of their skin or the gleam of their aquamarine eyes”  MY THOUGHTS: I don’t know why I put off readingContinue reading “The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw”

Furyborn by Claire Legrand (ARC review)

TITLE: Furyborn AUTHOR: Claire Legrand RELEASES: May 22nd 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire GENRE: YA Fantasy/New Adult “You saved us. You saved everyone. Astavar still stands free. The Empire fleet has been destroyed. You did that, Eliana, and you should be proud of it.” MY THOUGHTS: I had a serious book hangover after reading Furyborn. It was a phenomenal book and aContinue reading “Furyborn by Claire Legrand (ARC review)”

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (ARC review)

Title: Sky in the Deep Author: Adrienne Young Releases: April 24, 2018 by Wednesday Books Genre: YA Fantasy OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE. My Thoughts: Compelling, gripping, beautiful novel that I already see myself rereading for many years to come. I feel rent open by the love and loyalty Eelyn feels and how it shifts throughoutContinue reading “Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (ARC review)”

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

TITLE: Rebel of the Sands AUTHOR: Alwyn Hamilton RELEASED: March 8, 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers GENRE: YA Fantasy “In this desert I could never seem to escape being seen as powerless, so long as I wasn’t a man.” MY THOUGHTS: I…wasn’t as impressed with this as I expected to be, sadly. I expected aContinue reading “Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton”

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

TITLE: Fangirl AUTHOR: Rainbow Rowell RELEASED: September 10, 2013 by St. Martin’s Press GENRE: YA Fiction “Underneath this veneer of slightly crazy and socially inept, I’m a complete disaster” MY THOUGHTS: What a cute, lighthearted, yet poignant story about love, life, and muddling through the hard times. To sum it up, I absolutely loved CathContinue reading “Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell”