Posts in Fantasy
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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Mirage: Review

Mirage is Somaiya Daud's debut novel and boy, is it a stellar way to burst onto the scene. Full of rich detail and a diverse, nuanced mythos, Mirage is the type of science fiction and fantasy book that I think a lot of young women have been waiting for. Read on for my full review! Note: I received an advanced reader's copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions below are my own.

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Star-Touched Stories: Blog Tour Stop and Review

If you've followed my blog for a while now, you know that I am a huge fan of Roshani Chokshi's writing and immensely enjoyed her lush storytelling in The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes. The next installment in this world is a collection of three short stories that revisits some of my favorite characters and I couldn't wait to immerse myself in these folkloric tales! Note: I received an e-galley of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own!

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Heart of Iron: Review

I received Heart of Iron, by Ashley Poston, in a recent Fairyloot box and I was STUNNED by the gorgeous purple sprayed pages. Billed as an Anastasia retelling set in space, I knew I was in for an adventure because Ashley Poston's writing is so witty and brilliant. Her first novel, Geekerella, mesmerized me- and Heart of Iron was no different! With a cast full of diverse characters and a plot subtly reminiscent of Anastasia, this was such a unique and fun read!

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The Poppy War: Review

The Poppy War was one of my most highly anticipated reads in 2018 and it did not disappoint. In fact, I had to Google whether there was a Chinese translated version because I knew without a doubt that my dad- who loves kung fu movies like Ip Man- would enjoy this book immensely. This adult fantasy is so rich with detail and world-building, invoking East Asian mythology and inspiration, and pays homage to kung fu in a way that I haven't quite seen before in literature. Read on for my review!

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Jade City: Review

There is something that just drew me into Jade City, by Fonda Lee. Was it the incredible cover with its jade motifs and striking typeface? Was it the intriguing description that sounded reminiscent of old-school kung fu movies? I have heard great things about Jade City, a Nebula Award finalist and named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Powell's Books, Syfy Wire, and the Verge, and could not wait to jump into this epic. Read on for my review!

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