I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This book hit me like an unstoppable force and I know deep in my bones that it has left a permanent imprint that will never leave me.

Georgia is the girl. She knows her place is to be an Aspera Girl. On her way to the beautiful high rolling country club, Aspera, she is hit by a car. When she revives still on the same road, she keeps heading for Aspera but winds up finding a dead body. Not just a dead body, but a girl she knew, Ashley, who was only 13 and just by looking at her Georgia could see she wasn’t simply just murdered.

This story breaks apart the whole scenario of a teen, who in this case is a girl but could be anyone, that wants her dreams to come true so badly that she is blinded by the light of those dreams and cannot see what is actually happening to her and around her. This deals with quite a bit of sexual assault to the point that it was hard to read at times. This is a beautifully written story that really leaves an impact but please be aware of the content warnings.

Tw: sexual assault of a minor, unsettling depictions and scenes, violence and murder.

Out September 13, 2022!

Lucky Girl; How I became a horror writer, A Krampus Story by M. Rickert 🌟Arc Review 🌟

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This was such a good Krampus story. I realized, while speaking with a friend, that Christmas horror isn’t as well known as I thought. I love the relationship between Christmas and horror particularly by bringing this feverishly happy time of year together with this genre which creates such a disconcerting effect.

This short tale pulled me along and had me leaning into the pages as if I would fall in. Starting with the group of friends brought together by similar states of loneliness during a few holiday seasons seeming easy yet also creepy in a way, along with the story of the main character’s past, there was barely time to catch my breath before plummeting into that brilliant ending.

Definitely recommend this for fans of horror!

Out September 13, 2022!

Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This was such a great read! Competition, rebellion and a kind of dystopian setting make this book immediately one of my favorites this year.

Koral is a Hunter. Her and her family are lucky Renters who have had this title passed down through generations which give them a greater chance at monetary security. However, they have hit hard times and Koral decides to enter the Glory Race with their last Maristag(a very dangerous but beautiful creature). The Glory Race is usually only for the Landers who live much richer and safer lives than any Renters. In the midst of rebellion, monster attacks and romance, Koral has no idea what she’s really getting into.

This is an insightful, beautiful and vicious story and I really can’t help but hope for more to come!! (Please!!)

Out September 6, 2022!

The Dragons Promise by Elizabeth Lim 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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Loved this sequel! I loved stepping into this beautiful world again and experiencing Shiori’s unique magic.

This was a great read that pulled me along effortlessly. There was so much adventure and action that I couldn’t stop turning the pages. And throughout it all, there was an endless supply of love. It had me swooning at Shiori and Takkan’s young love while in my feels at her connection to her brothers and paper bird, Kiki.

I highly recommend this series to fans of ya fantasy!

Out August 30, 2022!

Suburban Hell by Maureen Kilmer 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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This was a fantastic possession horror story that has suburbia, mom’s going day to day with children and the Pta super-moms all mixed in with it.

I loved the main character,  Amy.  I really related to her easy going style and her dedication to friends and family.  One night Amy and her friends get together, like usual, to have wine and watch a movie.  But, the next day, when friend Liz breaks ground for her new she shed things start heading from everyday suburban life to demonic suburban life.  And, this book does a great job of keeping the reader in both of those worlds at once.

I loved this book so much and I’m really hoping for a sequel!

Out August 30, 2022!

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid 🌟ARC Review 🌟

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I had no idea that I loved tennis. Carrie’s dedication to this sport was at once inspiring while being incredibly frustrating. And I loved every second.

Carrie Soto was raised a tennis player. And, throughout this novel, I went back and forth wondering how healthy her relationship to the game was. Particularly, if it took away her ability to live just basic life, to enjoy life without the intensity of being the best at tennis. As if that was her whole personality.

This book gave me everything, every emotion. Like other Taylor Jenkins Reid books this is a showstopper. (And, includes small links and references to other books by this author.)

I cannot recommend this enough!

Out August 30, 2022!

Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye and Sandhya Menon 🌟ARC Review 🌟

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Such romance! I adored this! 3 short stories about Onny, Ash and True finding love on the 400th anniversary of their towns founding. The sky itself holds 2 lovers on this night, the Lady and Gentleman of Moon Ridge. But, the Lady’s star is missing from the sky and it’s possible on this magical night that she is at Onny’s parent’s gala with the rest of the town making sure love finds it’s way to these three friends.

This was great. I loved that it was 3 different stories, one about each friend. This let me get to know them really well and feel a connection to this tale. I am a sucker for romance and this book is perfection!

Out August 30, 2022!

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace 🌟 ARC Review 🌟

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I loved this book!!! A romantic, murder mystery involving Death as a character! And, not just a character, but a romantic interest!

Signa is 19 years old and has had a mostly unfortunate life. Her mother died when she was a baby and since then she has been passed around between different family members as a foster child. Also, it doesn’t make it any easier for her when wherever she goes someone winds up dying. When she finally reaches a nice home with the Hawthornes a few months before she turns 20 and gains her inheritance, she realizes how special family really is and also grows closer to death and her legacy as well.

I was addicted from the first page of this book to the last. And, I believe there will be more. Not absolutely positive but based on the ending I’m hoping so. Especially because I just want more!! This was so so good. I definitely recommend this!

Out August 30, 2022!

Babel by R.F. Kuang 🌟Arc Review 🌟

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This is one of those books that while reading I become fascinated and inspired by the genius of a mind that is behind this writing. I want to be in this story just as this story is in me now and always will be. And as a student, I want more knowledge. Like I said, inspiring. The magic of language.

Robin Swift was born in Canton, China. He lived there long enough to know the language easily and then, when he was about to die from a sickness, he was moved to England by a man promising him the world. He learned Greek and Latin while studying his own language, Chinese. In doing all this, he became prepared for a life at Oxford at the school for translation. Where language is not just studied, but used to change the world.

This is the best Dark Academia I have ever witnessed. Along with a dangerous secret society and a world on the cusp of revolution. I loved this book and I cannot recommend this enough!

Out August 23, 2022!

Babysitter by Joyce Carol Oates 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

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There is no doubt that this is a good book, particularly for those who are interested in very intense literary fiction. This covers, in some detail, different aspects about the serial killer Babysitter’s case. Taking place in 1977, following a housewife who is used to the rich side of life and the start of an affair. It’s a combination of the two stories, really.

This books says a lot about so many hot topics but while the author is showing and telling the different sides to this story it comes with a lot of triggering details.

I had a really hard time reading this one.

Trigger Warnings for: Racism, Child sexual assault, murder, violence, rape… also I just want to add that there is a lot of disturbing imagery.