Did I immediately pre-order a physical copy of this book once I finished it? Yes, I did. I have reviewed Rachel Lynn Solomon’s YA books, which you can find here too, and my reviews tend to follow the same direction when it comes to her books. Just the synopsis of See You Yesterday alone had me vehemently […]
This was easily one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. I read a good bit of YA fantasy, and it often starts to feel repetitive and regurgitated. When I first read this synopsis, I was intrigued by the twin drama…. but what really grabbed me was the comparison to The Princess […]
An Absolutely Heartbreakingly Beautiful Debut! Kristin Dwyer has set the bar high for teen love and longing. This was a book that I couldn’t put down! Dwyer weaves an element of mystery in with the classic contemporary romance, making it something of its own. With a beautiful prose you really get a sense of Ellis […]
Well, damn. I was not ready for how angsty and angry and heartbreakingly sad this book is. “I have to be careful because memories are like rain. A harmless drop here and there falling against my mind, then suddenly, I’m standing beneath a flood.” Unfortunately, I didn’t end up loving SMWM as I hoped. This […]
Myra Whitlock has a gift. One many would kill for.
She’s an artist whose portraits alter people’s real-life bodies, a talent she must hide from those who would kidnap, blackmail, and worse in order to control it. Guarding that secret is the only way to keep her younger sister safe now that their parents are gone.
But one frigid night, the governor’s wife discovers the truth and threatens to expose Myra if she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor’s dead son. Desperate, Myra ventures to his legendary stone mansion.
Once she arrives, however, it becomes clear the boy’s death was no accident. Someone dangerous lurks within these glittering halls. Someone harboring a disturbing obsession with portrait magic.
Myra cannot do the painting until she knows what really happened, so she turns to the governor’s older son, a captivating redheaded poet. Together, they delve into the family’s most shadowed affairs, racing to uncover the truth before the secret Myra spent her life concealing makes her the killer’s next victim.
Blood Scion is a dark-as-they-come YA fantasy novel filled with detailed and developed world building and a similarly complex heroine, Sloan. Sloan is 15 years old with magic running through her veins. As a Scion, Sloan is a gifted with magic from the Orisha gods and has the power to call forth fire and flame. […]
A Magic Alchemical Fox Hunt? Why Yes, Very Much So! A Far Wilder Magic has undoubtedly been one of my favourite reads of 2022. Allison never ceases to create real, beautifully flawed, relatable characters who make you laugh and cry all in one paragraph. Margaret is an aloof outcast who prefers guns and her dog […]
What I truly love about fantasy at any level is its ability to invite readers into various cultures, seeped in ethnic and religious symbolism. I love books that introduce me to the pagan rituals of medieval Russia and the godly war of ancient Greece; they invite a new perspective, a new nuance to a tried-and-true […]