Posts in Book Reviews
The Devouring Gray: Review

Hi everyone! Today, I’m jumping right into my review of The Devouring Gray, by Christine Lynn Herman. I instantly connected with the author, because she was born in New York City, but grew up overseas in Hong Kong and Japan, only to return back to the US for college at the University of Rochester, where I recently moved! Note: I received an e-galley to review from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Naturally Tan: Review

I received a copy of Naturally Tan by Fab 5 member Tan France, and squealed my socks off. I mean, you must be living under a rock or something if you aren’t clued into the pop culture phenomenon that is the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye. France is the fashion and style guru that works so charmingly with each makeover recipient to ensure that their revamped style works with their lifestyle, rather than imposing the trendiest fashions on them. He has an honesty and warmth about him that you can feel through the TV screen, and this memoir exposes so much of France’s background and the experiences that have transformed him into the successful person that he is today.

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Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc: Review

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott. is a collection of poems told in rhymed and metered verse that tells the story of the legendary Joan of Arc. i received this at Comic Con and was so ready to dive right in. I’ve always found Joan of Arc to be a fascinating and mysterious historical figure, and I was sure that this form of writing would provide some beautiful insight into the woman.

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Empress of All Seasons: Review

Hi everyone! How has your 2019 been? This new year has been off to a shaky start for me, but with such an incredible TBR ahead of me, I can’t help but feel some sort of happiness. I’ve been taking a step back these first few weeks of January and experimenting with “me time” that actually works for me. That might mean a few changes to the blog in the next couple of months! But first, I’m back with a review of a novel that I was really looking forward to, Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean. It’s a YA fantasy inspired by Japanese mythology that might remind readers of The Hunger Games or The Selection.

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Villains Duology: Review

Happy 2019 everyone!

I consider myself to be a pretty loyal fan of Victoria Schwab’s- so much so that I’ve been to three of her signings and all of my books are signed by her, including a copy of The Steel Prince comic. Watching her stories rise to meteoric success has been thrilling, because it means that so many more people can enjoy the worlds that I’ve discovered. One of her series that I hadn’t read yet though, was Villains, which consisted of two books. Vicious was published in 2013 and the sequel, Vengeful, was only just released late last year in September 2018. So, it was high time that I read them both in succession and I’m really glad that I was able to squeeze them into my 2018 reading schedule! Read on for a spoiler-free review of both books.

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Girls of Paper and Fire: Review

Ahhh, it does feel great to spend my nights snuggled up in bed with a good book! I’m so glad that I’ve found my groove and the best reading time for me during these hectic months. My most recent read was Girls of Paper and Fire, which I received from a monthly Fairyloot box. This was a book that I was insanely excited for because of its Malaysian influences. I had read many reviews that either praised the book for its representation of sexual violence or condemned it, and I saw this title making its rounds around the internet. What did I think? Read on to find out.

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Empire of Sand: Review

Long time, no see, friends and followers! I started a new job recently and I haven’t had much time to read and write reviews. I was thrilled to finally realize just a couple of weeks ago that the best time for me to read is at night, around 7-9 PM when I’m in bed. Yep, I am an extremely early sleeper and it’s totally necessary since I find myself waking up really early now, either for work or to let the puppies out. Anyway, because of this realization, I was able to finally finish Empire of Sand, which I had started a month ago! Read on for my review of this lush tale of magic and the power of bonds between people.

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Ignite the Stars: Review

As an Asian-American female, the cover of Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan absolutely took my breath away. YAS! Own that cover! Own the stars and space! This book is full of action and features a realistic science fiction world that I could actually get behind- it’s rare for me to not be cynical about sci-fi settings- and I can’t wait for more readers to get this in their hands! Note: I received a digital e-galley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Outrun the Wind: Review

Greek mythology! Retelling! Fierce female protagonist! This seems like a triple threat and I was really looking forward to reading Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi. Unfortunately, the writing just fell completely flat for me and I just wasn’t invested enough in the main characters because of how the plot developed. Note: I received an e-galley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Blanca & Roja: Review

Name me one person who doesn’t like a good fairy tale retelling. Not only is Blanca & Roja a retelling of the sisters Snow White and Rose Red, but its done through the lens of Latina sisters in a surreal, magical world with the most beautifully poetic writing. Anna-Marie McLemore’s name may sound familiar from Wild Beauty and When the Moon was Ours, and this book is no exception to her collection of lovely standalone novels. Read on for my full review! Note: I received an e-galley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions below are my own.

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Dance of Thieves: Review

Good afternoon readers! Today, I'll be reviewing Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson, the next installment in the Remnant Chronicles universe, which I reviewed awhile back! It was such a delight to return this world with the same intrigue and slow-burn romance that I've come to know and love from Pearson! Note: I received an e-galley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions below are my own.

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Monsters of Verity Duology: Review

Friends, it's time to review a DUOLOGY! I'm not sure that I've reviewed an entire series in one go before because that can get a bit spoiler-y, but I'll do my best in this review to avoid giving anything away. I'll focus on the writing, the fabulous character development, and the spine-tingling chills that I got while reading this duology by one of my favorite authors, Victoria Schwab.

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