🌟 Arc Review 🌟 This May End Badly by Samantha Markum!

Thank you Netgalley and Wednesday Books for this incredible arc!

I love the fake dating romance trope and this book instantly became another new favorite for me this year. Doe and Wells make for a delicious and delightful team in this story and I loved every second of it!

The fast-paced, humorous and endearing world and relationship with these characters made me never want this book to end. Although the story is light-hearted and fun, there were some serious topics covered which made this tale more authentic.

I recommend getting your hands on this one! Definitely do not miss out on this witty romantic read. I cannot recommend this more!

Out April 12th!

🌟 Arc Review 🌟 I am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin!

Thank you Netgalley for this Arc!

Wow! I am speechless. I read this in one sitting simply because the author drew me in so completely with this hypnotic writing that did more than just tell a story. I Am Margaret Moore is full to brimming with emotion and I can see so many people relating to this tale on multiple levels.

Four girls with an incredible friendship developed at a camp over many summers of attendance are always there for each other. Even when it’s difficult, confusing and life-changing. This story speaks on deep friendships and love, heartbreak and betrayal. I was entranced to the last page and I believe this book will always be on my mind.

I highly recommend this read. I feel like I was there. That Margaret Moore’s emotions were mine and this story is now a part of me, too. There are some trigger warnings for death, loss, grief and unsettling scenes.

Look for this on March 15th!

🌟Arc Review 🌟 A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft!

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I loved Alison Saft’s debut book Down Comes the Night and I really enjoyed this one as well. One of my favorite things about this author’s is how the intriguing and haunting atmosphere seems to be created so effortlessly. And, the setting is a perfect complement to the characters and the details of this world.

This story involves two strangers from different and yet similar circumstances meeting and finding a type of kinship with one another. This has a slow burn romance but it does get a bit spicy! And, lots of magic mainly based on the idea of Alchemy.

If this piques your interest or if you enjoyed Down Comes the Night, then I would say to definitely give this a go!

Look for this out on March 8th!

🌟Arc Review 🌟 Reclaim the Stars by Zoraida Cordova!

Thank you Netgalley for this incredible read!

Reclaim the Stars features 17 short stories all by different Latin American authors! These stories are scifi/fantasy focusing on the diaspora of the Latin people. I can honestly say that I loved every single story in this collection and I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried.

What is so spectacular about these stories are the connections found and forged. Whether family or finding a new community that accepts someone as family. Also, these tales are full of universal feelings that define us all… love, friendship and more than anything else, hope!

I cannot recommend this enough and it’s hard for me to see anyone disliking this gorgeous short story collection. Do yourself a favor and grab this book!

Comes out February 15th!

🌟Arc Review🌟 These Deadly Games by Diana Urban!!

Thank you Netgalley for this fantastic read!

This is such an intense read.  It had me on the edge of my seat until the last page.  Crys (Crystal) is a gamer and livestreams with friends while they play MortalDusk.  It’s a day before the MortalDusk competition and Crys and her friends,  her team, are preparing and hoping to win! However, Crys receives a strange message from an app she doesn’t remember downloading and this is when the real game begins.

Secrets are revealed slowly through this book and friendships are destroyed.  What I thought I knew, and what my main hypotheses about who this anonymous messenger was, were completely off base.  Get ready for a violent turn of events, an anonymous messenger wreaking havoc by forcing Crys to play a game that effects the real world and a shocking ending!

I loved this book! It was so torturous at times reading about what Crys was going through but the story pulled me along and I couldn’t put it down for a second.

Trigger warnings for violence, death, unsettling events, also mentions mental health like ptsd and paranoia. (It’s a mind trip for sure!)

Pub. Day is the 1st of February!

🌟 Arc Review 🌟 Bright and Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe

Thank you Netgalley for this incredible arc!

Mae, nickname Mousy Mae, lives on an island that is just steeped in magic.  The magic keeps most humans away while also keeping the islands secrets.  Lord Prosper is the patriarch of this island and also a wizard and Mae would do anything to be trained by him in magic.  
Coming up on First Night, a time of parties and celebration, Mae is looking forward to seeing old friends she can be comfortable around.   At least that is her hope.

This story is truly magical and I definitely recommend it as a unique read!

🌟 Arc Review 🌟 The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould

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Wow! What a great creepy read! This is perfect for fans of spooky and chilling reads that are YA and LGBTQIA+ friendly.   All of these things combined made this one of my favorites while also getting me in the mood for Halloween and October and Fall in general,  lol. Ya’ll it’s so hot where I live, give me some autumn feels!

Logan arrives to Snakebite (a very small town in Oregon) with her dad, Alejo, to meet up with her other dad, Brandon.   However,  so much makes them stand out in this town.  Gay dads with a gay daughter and not only that (yes, this town is totally backwards) but when Brandon arrived 6 months prior to Logan and Alejo, a kid went missing and everyone thinks it’s their fault.  Oh, and I forgot to mention that the dads have their own ghost hunting show called Paraspectors! (So cool). 

Now, meet Ashley Barton.  A popular girl in this small town and also girlfriend to the missing kid, Tristan.   Get ready for a slow burn romance (ο”₯) and some serious ghost hunting once Logan and Ashley start hanging out (to the rest of the town’s dismay).

This book deals with some serious issues like, homophobia, grief, and true loneliness.   Snakebite is a town full of secrets and the Dark is waiting for it’s next victim.  

I love Ashley and Logan so much!! And this book fr gave me CHILLS  and goosebumps! Highly recommend for a scary read.  I need to give trigger warnings for violence, grief and homophobia.

ARC Review, Spells Trouble by P.C and Kristin Cast

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I loved this book! Centering on twins that are turning 16 in a small town. Hunter and Mercy may look alike but that is where their similarities mostly end. Hunter is an aspiring writer and quite introverted while her sister, Mercy, is the life of the party and always outspoken. Both, however, do have one thing in common: they are witches!

Turning 16 is always important for any teenager, but for a witch it can be defining. Mercy, Hunter and their mother, Abigail, have generations of witchy history to uphold and the twins 16th birthday is part of that. However, things are not what they seem and the ancient trees that hold the five gates to different worlds closed while also serving as points of power for this magical family may be falling apart already when the Goode family gathers on this cataclysmic night.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I loved the feelings of love and magic that simply radiated from these characters. Also, the connection of sisterhood and friendship mixed in with spells, tarot decks, ley lines and an action-packed story made me keep reading till the end! And I cannot wait for book 2!

The Project by Courtney Summers, A Quick Review

This fictional story could not feel more real or leave me more unsettled. The Project by Courtney Summers is a masterpiece thriller revolving around a religious cult and the connection between two estranged sisters.
Summers pulled me into this story immediately with her intense and powerful writing. The juxtaposition of two stories, Bea’s being in 3rd person and Lo’s in 1st, was simply brilliant.
I want to add a trigger warning for religious topics, some political topics particularly concerning the year 2016, and lastly physical abuse and abuse in general. If any of this is too difficult for you to read about, then I do not recommend this book.
Now, on the other hand, if your interested in a thriller that gets under your skin and has some major twists, then I would definitely recommend this.
Thank you Netgalley and St. Martims Press and Wednesday Books for this Arc. This book comes out February 2nd this year!