Sorcery of Thorns [Margaret Rogerson]; 2019 YA Releases

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson is yet another novel I received from a book box that is currently signed and sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. I'm honestly so ashamed to say that I didn't even know what this book was about before I started this post. My knowledge was solely limited to…

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The Weaver [Heather Kindt]

Oh, boy. Where do I even start with The Weaver by Heather Kindt? I suppose the first thing to say would be that I chose to DNF this book at around 72%. After forcing myself through an immense amount of poor writing, over-the-top cheesy and unrealistic romance, and problematic ideas I just couldn't bring myself to…

The Sphere of Infinity; Recent NetGalley Requests

Literally, the reason I requested The Sphere of Infinity by Day Leitao was because it was described as "an Aladdin retelling in space." I love Aladdin and I love space-related stories, so I honestly just couldn't pass up that opportunity and here we are. It seems to be a gender-bent Aladdin retelling, too, which is exciting. Hopefully,…

This Time Will Be Different [Misa Sugiura]; 2019 YA Releases

I'd like to say that I'm interested in reading This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura, but to be completely honest it doesn't seem like this book is really something I'd be interested in reading. It definitely seems like a great book to have out there, but I don't find contemporaries all that interesting. I'm not…

The Princess of Clèves [Madame De La Fayette / Catel and Claire Bouilhac]

Had the translator note at the beginning of this graphic novel adaptation for Madame De La Fayette's The Princess of Clèves not suggested that this story was still relevant within modern audiences, I imagine I might have given it a little more leeway as far as the historical context goes. That being said, I did not like…

Pax Novis; Recent NetGalley Requests

Pax Novis by Erica Cameron sounds like such an amazing story. Now, I'm really not here for the mystery / thriller aspects of it, but rather the endeavor to smuggle and save war orphans. A novel with a theme like that is a novel definitely worth my attention. Cira Antares is deeply loyal to two things:…

When the Light Went Out [Bridget Morrissey]; 2019 YA Releases

When the Light Went Out by Bridget Morrissey really isn't my kind of book. First of all, it's contemporary. Second, it involves grief and death which I hate to read about. Third, there's apparently a potential murder mystery? Or at least something about the death that the main characters didn't know before. Eh, I couldn't…