Book Review: A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T Kingfisher

A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking by T Kingfisher 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 Fourteen-year-old Mina never meant to get arrested. In fact, she shouldn't have been arrested at all. She was the one who found the body of the girl in her aunt's bakery, but because Mina is a wizard (does being able to magic bread even count … Continue reading Book Review: A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T Kingfisher

36 YA Releases April-June 2022

Well, this is a mega-post coming to you! Here are 36 YA releases that I am so very excited aboutβ€”and there are so many more out there. I cannot believe how many books are releasing on May 31st. So. Damn. Many! Below are a mishmash of contemporary, fantasy and historical books. I had thought about … Continue reading 36 YA Releases April-June 2022

Book Review: Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas

Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas 🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 All her life, Azia has dreamed of being a knight of the Bayt-Sajji Empire. Never mind the empire is not as great as it once was, or that she is a member of the Ornu people, who have been turned into scapegoats for the Empire's woes. Azia … Continue reading Book Review: Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas

Book Review: Travelers Along the Way

Travelers Along the Way by Aminah Mae Safi 🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 Rahma al-Hud has followed her sister Zeena from their homeland to the heart of the Crusades. Ordered to flee before the city they are defending falls to the Faranji invaders and is sacked, Rahma is almost relieved to go home...except Zeena refuses. There are still battles … Continue reading Book Review: Travelers Along the Way

Book Review: Forward March by Skye Quinlan

Forward March by Skye Quinlan 🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 Harper McKinley is a band geek and damned proud of it. She's one of the best (and most dedicated) members of her private boarding school's band, and with her senior year in full swing, nothing is going to stop her from having a great time. Except her conservation Republican … Continue reading Book Review: Forward March by Skye Quinlan

Book Review: Year of the Reaper

Makiia Lucier 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Cas has finally come home, three years after his capture and imprisonment by the enemy. But home no longer looks the same. Everywhere has been ravaged by the Plague that devastated the world, leaving no one untouched by its horrors. The war is over as well, and the king has married the … Continue reading Book Review: Year of the Reaper

Three Mini Reviews: Vespertine, Any Sign of Life, and Terciel & Elinor

Am I combining these three book reviews because I am a) woefully behind on my ARC reviews b) attempting to do a themed friday thingy c) feeling lazy or d) all of the above? If you selected d, then congrats! So what do these three books have in common besides being speculative fiction young adult … Continue reading Three Mini Reviews: Vespertine, Any Sign of Life, and Terciel & Elinor

Two Mini Reviews: The Lost Girls and For All Time

These two books have absolutely nothing in common other than they are YA and deal with the concept of time. One is about teenage vampires, the other about reincarnation, destinies and love. One I highly, highly enjoyed, and the other was underwhelming. So why am I lumping them together? I don't know! Okay, I do … Continue reading Two Mini Reviews: The Lost Girls and For All Time

Three Mini Reviews: Bad Witch Burning, Iron Widow and The Last Graduate

Okay, so aside from all three being fantasy (Iron Widow is science fiction, it's a stretch, I'm going for it), and the fact that The Last Graduate is adult not YA (surprise!), these three are in a review together for two reasons: 1) I am behind and have been procrastinating on these reviews and need … Continue reading Three Mini Reviews: Bad Witch Burning, Iron Widow and The Last Graduate