ARC Review: “The Smoke Thieves” by Sally Green

Pitched as “perfect for Game of Thrones fans”, I went into The Smoke Thieves with relative ease. I’ve never read or watched GoT, but from what I’ve heard there’s a lot of killing…and sex. Maybe some fighting? I don’t know. I hardly hear about that. Oh wait, and there’s DRAGONS.

Anywho, I picked up this ARC from the PenguinTeen booth while at the North Texas Teen Book Festival earlier this year. I had hoped to read it before the release date, but that (obviously) didn’t happen. 😛

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ARC Review: “The Belles” by Dhonielle Clayton

wanted to love this book so much. First off, the cover is absolutely stunning. It provides just a hint of the lush, magical world of The Belles. And yet… Well, when authors I love rave about this book as well, it makes me all the more excited. This is the first book by Clayton that I’ve read, her fantasy debut. While I enjoyed it for the most part, there were also some glaring issues which prevented me from clutching the book to my heart in merriment.

Thank you to NetGalley and Disney Book Group for giving me a free, digital copy in exchange for an honest review!

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ARC Review: “A Treacherous Curse” by Deanna Raybourn

I almost think I’ve come to a point where I just rate this book highly because it’s everything I could ever want in a historical fiction and then some. 😂 Set in Victorian England, following an independent and strong-willed woman while she sleuths with a handsome and devilish man. It’s quite perfect, really, and while mysterious aren’t my usual genre, I can’t stay away from these books.

Thank you to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for giving me a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review!

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ARC Review: “Three Sides of a Heart” by Natalie C. Parker

I don’t know if I just picked up the wrong anthology, but this definitely wasn’t the book for me. Truthfully, I was actually very excited for it because it had some authors whose books I enjoyed, so I thought it would be great to see else they wrote outside of what they were known for, especially since this is an anthology of short stories.

Boy, was this not at all what I expected.

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ARC Review: “Ash and Quill” by Rachel Caine

The Great Library series is one of those weird series where the first book Ink and Bone was just meh. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to pick up the rest of the books. But what did I find myself doing about a year ago on NetGalley?

“Oh, Paper and Fire? What’s this? The 2nd book in the series? I’ll request it!”

Well, I’m so glad I did! Paper and Fire blew me out of the water, so when I specifically requested the third of the five book series, Ash and Quill, I had high expectations. I’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed. 🙂

So thanks to Berkeley Publishing Group and NetGalley for giving me a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

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ARC Review: “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by Maurene Goo

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, when I picked up I Believe in a Thing Called Love, you knew I absolutely loved it. I read it quickly, which just means I absolutely loved it. When I heard about Maurene’s Goo book, I instantly added it to my TBR. I mean, could you really go wrong with a Korean character who created her own K-drama formula in order to get a guy to like her? The answer might surprise you.

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ARC Review: “Flame in the Mist” by Renée Ahdieh

I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book at this year’s North Texas Teen Book Festival. I was so excited to read this. Even though I didn’t like Ahdieh’s The Wrath and the Dawn duology (I can’t bring myself to even read The Rose and the Dagger), I instantly added this book to my TBR due to the eastern Asian influence. Then when I was able to get my hands on a physical copy, I screamed internally. A lot.

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