Never After [Rebecca Lickiss]

Boy, was that a confusing mess of a read. On the surface, Rebecca Lickiss' Never After seems like it would be a crazy amount of fun and a genuinely interesting story to boot. What is meant to be a commentary the template of fairy-tales really just ends up being a mess of ideas thrown together,…

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Cast in the Firelight [Dana Swift]; Available on NetGalley!

I am so here for Cast in Firelight. I love the idea of magical heirs being betrothed but wanting nothing to do with their arranged marriage. I'm thoroughly invested in this idea of them meeting each other without realizing who the other is. Those are some of the most entertaining love plots I've ever read or even…

The Bone Thief [Breena Shields]; Happy Book Birthday!

Happy book birthday to The Bone Thief by Breeana Shields! The second, and final, book in The Bone Charmer duology, this series sounds exceptionally fun and exceptionally dark. If you're curious to see, I'd definitely suggest picking up this series. Buy it? Barnes & Noble Amazon Book Depository Books-a-Million A deft exploration of the weight of grief and…

The Black Flamingo [Dean Atta]; Happy Book Birthday!

Happy book birthday to The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta! I guess this is kind of a second book birthday since it looks like this book was also published in 2019 (either that or Goodreads is lying to me). But honestly, this book deserves two birthdays anyway. A story about a young boy finding himself through…

The Archer at Dawn [Swati Teerdhala]; Happy Book Birthday!

Happy book birthday to The Archer at Dawn by Swati Teerdhala! The much-awaited sequel to The Tiger at Midnight is finally available today! I, personally, have been meaning to read the first book in this series for quite some time now. Hopefully, the sequel coming out will be the right motivation to finally start it! Buy it?…

Into the Tall, Tall Grass [Loriel Ryon]; Available on NetGalley!

I'll be honest, this book's synopsis makes it sound all kinds of all over the place. Fortunately, that doesn't exactly sound bad but rather just a bit confusing. My hope with this particular novel is that the all over the place aspect doesn't end up turning into something where the author had too many ideas…