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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ARC Review: “A Crown of Wishes” by Roshani Chokshi

Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press/Griffin for giving me a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review! (And thanks to Brittany at Brittany’s Book Rambles for sending me a physical copy during the #BBTC Twitter chat!)

Well, I’m sad to say I did not enjoy this book as much as I did The Star-Touched Queen, which really disappoints me. The only thing that brought this book from a 2-star to a 3-star rating was the ending.

*hides from all the torches and pitchforks*

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ARC Review: “You’re Welcome, Universe” by Whitney Gardner

Thanks to NetGalley and Random House Children’s/Knopf Books for Young Readers for giving me a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover. It’s gorgeous, and it features a PoC! Better than that, a character who’s deaf, which I don’t read or see much about in YA literature (unless I’ve been reading all the wrong books?). I’m glad there for the representation, and I hope if you pick this up, I’ll enjoy it as I did.

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