Thanks to Gollancz and netgalley for sending me a copy of the ebook and physical book in exchange for an honest review. Content warnings: violence, slavery, deathEmpress of All Seasons was one of my most anticipated reads of this year. We are thrown right into the high fantasy Feudal Japan inspired world which features Yōkai which … Continue reading Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
Thank you to Hot Key Books and Netgalley for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Content warnings: murder/death, gore, parental abuse Has anyone else noticed there's been a rather large influx of sea-themed books lately? I'm definitely interested in this trend because I love mermaids and sirens … Continue reading To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo | The Stabby Little Mermaid Retelling I Didn’t Know I Wanted
Content warnings: death, mass murder, violence, mentions of rape, domestic abuse There was a huge focus on Helene in this book, much more so than in previous books and to be honest I am still not sure how I feel about this because I honestly just cannot stand Helene. I think she's a big old … Continue reading A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
Synopsis Aranthur is a student. He showed a little magical talent, is studying at the local academy, and is nothing particularly special. Others are smarter. Others are more talented. Others are quicker to pick up techniques. But none of them are with him when he breaks his journey home for the holidays in an inn. … Continue reading Cold Iron by Miles Cameron | Blog Tour | Review
Thank you to netgalley and Penguin for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Content warnings: violence, abuse, mentions of sexual abuse, animal abuse, gore, murder Xifeng has been told from birth that she will become incredibly powerful. All she wants is to fulfil her destiny but she struggles … Continue reading Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao | More Books from the Perspective of the Villain Please!
SynopsisThe dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in … Continue reading Strange the Dreamer Blog Tour | Review
content warnings: same as those for The Wrath and the Dawn Where the first novel was about getting to know the characters and their world, this one was very much about twists and deception, for both the characters and the reader. I think it's pretty obvious that from the first book to this one Ahdieh's … Continue reading The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh