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:…

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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…

I’ve Stopped Including Quotes in My Reviews and Here’s Why

This is honestly a bit of a sticking point for me because I'm actually rather disappointed that I don't still have favorite quotes from novels at the top of my reviews. I've always loved being able to do that because not only does it offer a little insight into the novel, but it's something I've…

House of Salt and Sorrows [Erin A. Craig]

Honestly, I kind of hated House of Salt and Sorrows by  Erin A. Craig. But I can get where, at times, it could be said to capture your attention as a reader. A horror-esque retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, this story follows what is meant to be twelve sisters--though the number has dwindled to eight by the…

Of Curses and Kisses; Recent NetGalley Requests

I have to admit, I'm a little confused as to how this is going to be a modernized retelling of Beauty and the Beast because the synopsis for Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon doesn't quite seem to fit the bill. That said, I am so excited for this one. Not only that, but I was approved…