The Lost Witch by Paige Crutcher šŸŒŸ Arc Review šŸŒŸ

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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.

Altogether a fun read!

Out December 27, 2022!

A Wilderness of Stars by Shea Ernshaw! šŸŒŸ Arc Review šŸŒŸ

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Wow. This was like a dream, haunting and lovely. I really didn’t know what I was getting into but this story completely swept me away into it’s tale.

Vega is the Astronomer and she is searching for the Architect. On a mission to save this world before it is swallowed by darkness and sickness. Or, to at least save herself.

On this journey through dusty towns she finds danger and love and courage. All the emotions ya’ll!! Just an absolutely beautiful story. .

Out November 29, 2022!

Nubia: The Awakening by Omar Epps šŸŒŸ Arc Review šŸŒŸ

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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!

Out November 8, 2022!

The Luminaries by Susan Dennard šŸŒŸ Arc Review šŸŒŸ

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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’sā€¦ 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!

Highly recommend!

Out November 1, 2022!

The Witch and the Tsar by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore šŸŒŸ Arc Review šŸŒŸ

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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!

Out September 20, 2022!

Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah šŸŒŸ Arc Review šŸŒŸ

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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 Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia šŸŒŸ ARC Review šŸŒŸ

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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

TW: Violence

Out July 19, 2022!