Review: “Archenemies” by Marissa Meyer

I will start off by saying this isn’t my most elegant review. (But are they really nowaways? LOL) Archenemies was really an escapist book for me during this quarantine. June has been kind of rough on my mental health, and there was just something about this superhero novel that pulled me back (even though it took me almost 3 weeks to finish the book).

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ARC Review: “Sisters of Sword and Song” by Rebecca Ross

I picked up this book from the publisher’s booth at the North Texas Teen Book Festival in March 2020.

Oh man, this book was surprisingly good. So soft and gentle. Fierce and loyal. I was afraid I wouldn’t like it because I didn’t care for Ross’s previous series. This book was such a pleasant surprise.

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Review: “RoseBlood” by A.G. Howard

Content warnings: human trafficking; use of the term slur/slang “gypsy” to describe the Romani people; attempted murder

I’ve been on a Phantom of the Opera kick so after reading the actual novel, I picked up this PotO-inspired retelling. This is the first book I’ve ever read by A.G. Howard. I really like how she weaved both real life (from Leroux’s novel) and fiction into this story. I have to be honest though, after reading the synopsis, I thought this was a historical fiction novel. Of course that wasn’t the case, so I was eager to see how the author would turn this into a modern retelling. And let me tell you, it took some twists I didn’t expect at all.

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Review: “Aurora Burning” by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

**Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the first book, Aurora Rising.**

So that’s how it’s going to end, huh? I should know better than to believe anything else when it comes from Amie and Jay, LOL. I briefly saw people reviewing this with somewhat polarizing opinions. But the general consensus is that the ending is a cliffhanger. And it’s true. It totally is! What the heck!

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(Reread) Review: “Restore Me” by Tahereh Mafi

I decided to start a re-read of this series, especially since Imagine Me released a little over a month ago. I went back to the review I posted on Goodreads, thinking it would refresh my memory. Well, it definitely didn’t! And I didn’t even post a review on my blog so…

If you haven’t read the previous books, this review may contain spoilers.

Content warnings: anxiety, panic attacks

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ARC Review: “The Silence of Bones” by June Hur

A huge thanks to Fierce Reads / Feiwel & Friends for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Content warnings (from author’s own GR review of her book): violence, murder, gore, character death, misogyny, mention and description of animal abuse, mention and description of suicide

I’ve eagerly anticipated this book since I first read the publication announcement on Twitter. I waited a while before sending an email to the publisher, asking for a review copy. I’m incredibly indebted to them for allowing me to read this book early and celebrate it.

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