Review: Burn by Patrick Ness – Dragons, Prophecies, and the Cycle of Violence

Title: Burn Author: Patrick Ness Publisher: Quill Tree Books Genre(s): YA Fantasy, Historical Fiction Subject(s)/Themes(s): War, Discrimination, Dragons Representation: Biracial MC, Gay MC Release Date: June 2nd, 2020 Page Count: 384 (hardback) Rating: 8.0/10   On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the … Continue reading Review: Burn by Patrick Ness – Dragons, Prophecies, and the Cycle of Violence

Review: Mayhem by Estelle Laure – A Gorgeous Chaotic Mess

Title: Mayhem Author: Estelle Laure Publisher: Wednesday Books Genre(s): YA Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Magical Realism Subject(s): Multigenerational, Abuse Release Date: July 14th, 2020 Page Count: 304 (hardback) Rating: 4.0/10 It's 1987 and unfortunately it's not all Madonna and cherry lip balm. Mayhem Brayburn has always known there was something off about her and her mother, … Continue reading Review: Mayhem by Estelle Laure – A Gorgeous Chaotic Mess

Joint Rainbow Review: Felix Ever After | Return of the Kathy (Again)

Hello everyone! I come out of hiding once again like an anxious little mole. The thing I learned about staying home during this darkest timeline is that "extra free time" comes with a HUGE disclaimer that's deviously written in tiny scrawl, and in Papyrus to boot. As free time goes up, productivity plummets. Hard. So … Continue reading Joint Rainbow Review: Felix Ever After | Return of the Kathy (Again)

Review + Giveaway (US): They Went Left – Beautifully Written But Incomplete

  Title: They Went Left Author: Monica Hesse Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers Genre(s): YA Historical Fiction Subject(s): WW2, Holocaust, Mental Health, Siblings Release Date: April 7th, 2020 Page Count: 384 (hardback) Rating: 6.0/10       I admit, I’m not exactly in the right mood for Holocaust fiction at this point in … Continue reading Review + Giveaway (US): They Went Left – Beautifully Written But Incomplete

DNF Reviews: Tarnished are the Stars & The Good Luck Girls – Why does YA Hate Me? (I’m Open to Suggestions)

Here's a fun stat for you: I DNFed 5 books in the past month and a half, and four of them were YA SFF. And I'm pretty sure they're at least 60% responsible for the reading slump I'm currently in. Conclusion? 1) Recent YA SFF is just missing a lot of the stuff I crave. … Continue reading DNF Reviews: Tarnished are the Stars & The Good Luck Girls – Why does YA Hate Me? (I’m Open to Suggestions)

Blog Tour Spotlight + Giveaway (US): Tarnished are the Stars | Feat. Character Art

Tours, tours, tours! I forgot that I signed up for so many of them. I'm still on a semi-hiatus right now, but there are majorly exciting news coming in the next couple of weeks, and I CANNOT WAIT to tell you all about it. I'll just say...if you're a fan of a certain fantasy series … Continue reading Blog Tour Spotlight + Giveaway (US): Tarnished are the Stars | Feat. Character Art

Blog Tour Spotlight + Giveaway (INTL): The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

  Title: The Good Luck Girls Author: Charlotte Nicole Davis Publisher: Tor Teen Release Date: October 1st 2019 Genre(s): YA Fantasy Subjects and Themes: Western, LGBTQIAP+ Page Count: 352 (hardback)                Synopsis Westworld meets The Handmaid's Tale in this stunning fantasy adventure from debut author Charlotte Nicole Davis. Aster, the … Continue reading Blog Tour Spotlight + Giveaway (INTL): The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

Review: The Infinite Noise – Fine with a Dash of Soft & Sweet and a Landing that Doesn’t Stick

Title: The Infinite Noise Author: Lauren Shippen Publisher: TorTeen Release Date: September 24th 2019 Genre(s): YA Sci-Fi Subjects and Themes: LGBTQIAP+, Mental Health, Superpowers Page Count: 336 (hardback) Rating: 6.0/10         Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing … Continue reading Review: The Infinite Noise – Fine with a Dash of Soft & Sweet and a Landing that Doesn’t Stick