Thank you, Netgalley and Publisher, for this Arc!!!
Kelly Link is now right up there with my favorite authors. This was a masterpiece in storytelling. A retelling of seven grimdark fairytales that kept me completely spellbound.
I love the cats. I love the connection I felt throughout all these stories. I loved the imagery, the dark and beautiful pictures this author painted. I loved everything! I literally have zero complaints. This was brilliant, and I know I’m going to be thinking back on these tales.
Thank you, Netgalley and Publisher, for this Arc!!!
This book is a deep and dark look into an eternal life unwanted and perhaps misused at times. This is akin to The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue in the sense that it’s a slow-moving story but constantly hard-hitting.
Anna is only a child when her father passes away and she is “rescued ” by her sort of grandfather. Her grandfather gifts her with eternal life as a vampire, but for Anna,this gift is a curse.
The story goes between the present and the past. Reading about Anna’s past over a hundred years ago and who she is now, in a different time and place, was really thought-provoking. The mistakes made and then to see how those things stayed with her until the dramatic end. (By the way, I loved the ending)
A perfect sequel! I love historical fiction/fantasy, and this was a great addition to the genre. A little slow at parts, but the writing had such a great flow that it was a pleasure to read from front to back.
Hazel is going through it! After the ending of book one, this sequel begins with hazel getting into a really tough spot. However, she finds herself rescued and set to serve as a physician for Princess Charlotte. Many things happen at Pall Mall, but of utmost importance is (finally) Jack’s return.
This was a great read, and I loved how nicely the strings were tied up at the end, leaving me feeling very fulfilled.
Brigid is a witch who wants only one thing, a child. When her wish is granted she gets caught up with different spiritual forces of witchcraft and she is sent into the future without her memories.
I loved how each chapter had a sample text from the witches spell book and how lighthearted this was at times. However, I felt this had some redundant aspects and I thought this would be better with a little more emphasis on plot.
This was an intense, fast-paced read that brought a lot of attention to where our world could be heading but in a fantasy setting.
Three teenagers that live in NYC around the year 2080, I believe, are connected not just by shared history and nationality but because they have discovered they have powers. Nubians fled their homeland in this tumultuous future when global warming began massively affecting this planet. Now many live in a rough district of NYC while the rich live in the sky, literally (a city built in the sky).
This story covers some dense topics particularly global warming and class segregation. It shows how those with power may take advantage but offers hope with the Nubians being finally able to start fighting back. These three teens with powers are just the beginning as is this book. I’m looking forward to the sequel!
This is my new favorite book and I’m so excited because it’s a series!!! The writing, Winnie’s character and the amazing depictions of monsters (Nightmares) left me wanting more. As soon as possible, please!!!
Winnie Wednesday is a Luminary. She is part of a large group that keeps the rest of the world safe from Nightmares. However, Winnie and her family are outcasts because her father was caught as a witch (a Diana). So, Winnie feels like she has one shot to get her and her family welcomed back to the Luminary’s… and, that is to attempt the Hunter trials when she turns 16.
I loved everything about this book. Winnie is a great character to follow and there is no lack of imagination and excitement throughout this whole story. I cannot wait for book 2 because the ending left me with some major theories!
I loved this beautiful historical fiction fantasy that revolved around Baba Yaga and the infamous Ivan the Terrible of Russia.
I love reading anything that gives me a real taste of history from any part of the world and I especially loved this incredible folklore surrounding a very dark time. It’s a bit slow in parts but that’s not something that bothered me because the writing was so beautiful. I loved seeing the old gods of Russia in this story along with Baba Yaga. Also, I love how this author conveyed the importance of the mortal pieces that make up these immortal gods and half-gods creating a very human side to some of them.
A beautiful story that I definitely recommend to fans of Russian folklore!
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!!)
This is another remarkable read by Silvia Moreno-Garcia! If the authors name doesn’t catch your attention then maybe the title will; The Daughter of Dr. Moreau. How does this not leap out and beg to be read and enjoyed? As soon as I saw this book, especially with such a beautiful cover, I was on it… And it did not disappoint!
Carlota is the only child of Dr. Moreau and leads a simple but elegant life on their property of Yuxaktan. Among the hybrids and beautiful plant life lies secrets that even she cannot guess at. When a rich and powerful young man comes seeking her attention this acts as a catalyst for life changing events.
I highly recommend this as a gorgeous and beautifully told story that I was lucky enough to luxuriate in