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 Hunt by Sasha Peyton Smith šŸŒŸ Arc Review šŸŒŸ

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What a wild ride! If you loved the first book, the Witch Haven, then this is simply a must read. And, at such a perfect time of year!!!

I loved where the story picked up with Frances after that wild ending of the first book. She is struggling with her powers but also, after everything she’s been through, she is kind of struggling with figuring out exactly who she is because of that. I loved that mixture of trying to find the key to fixing magic while also seeing her deep introspection.

This book has everything. Not to mention, it takes place in Paris! The charming, delightful and partying 1920’s in Paris adds the perfect touch to the atmosphere kicking this story up into high gear.

Definitely recommend this sequel!

Out October 11, 2022!

Pretty Dead Queens by Alexa Donne šŸŒŸ Arc Review šŸŒŸ

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This was a really fun ya murder mystery that is perfect for some Fall reading.

Cecelia has to move in with her grandmother in a small seaside town after her mother dies. She barely starts school before it’s homecoming and finds one of the girls running for homecoming queen dead in the school pool. This rockets Cecelia forward into an obsession with finding the murderer. Among lots of twists and turns and a little romance, this story pulled me along quickly and kept me entertained.

Definitely recommend to fans of ya murder mystery looking for a fun read!

Out October 4, 2022!

Content warning for murder, grief, violence.

After Dark with Roxie Clark by Brooke Lauren Davis šŸŒŸ Arc Review šŸŒŸ

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This was such a fun ya murder/mystery. It revolves around family sticking together, appreciating the past and a few ghost stories as well.

Roxie gives ghost tours about her ancestors that had some sudden and surprising deaths over the past 150 years or so. Her sister has been in mourning for her once boyfriend for over a year but things are about to change. Roxie’s sister, Skylar, has a plan to find her boyfriends murderer herself, and of course, Roxie is there to help.

This book is exciting and fast-paced with some interesting twists and turns! A good read for spooky season!

Out October 4, 2022!

Content warnings for gun violence, murder, some gore and grief.

Dark Tides by K8mberly Vale šŸŒŸ Arc Review šŸŒŸ

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I was so excited to read this sequel to Crossbones and I was not disappointed. 

This was a treat and the best part is that the saga will continue! I was thrilled by the ending and can’t wait to see where the author takes this.  This book was full of dreamwraiths, creatures coming through the limbo between worlds and lots of card games and trickery.  This crew together is brilliant and overall, this is a really fun series!

The Dragons Promise by Elizabeth Lim šŸŒŸ ARC Review šŸŒŸ

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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!

Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin šŸŒŸ ARC Review šŸŒŸ

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What a beautiful story!!! I am enthralled by this magical and romantic tale!

I loved the connection between magic and nature, especially with the animals. The enemies to lovers romance made this book for me. I really just adored this story and I can’t recommend it enough!

Out August 2, 2022!

The King Will Kill You by Sarah Henning šŸŒŸ ARC Review šŸŒŸ

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This is such an exciting series full of every variation of drama and I am so pleased with this last book!

This is a great series to get into, particularly if your a big fan of detailed world building along with intense political maneuvering and schemes. This last book was a brilliant ending that I feel did not leave loose ends. Not only that, but I felt like I had the answers to any lingering questions from the first two books.

It’s hard to really write a full review for the last book in a trilogy, or even a sequel for that matter. I never want to give away Spoilers. However, I feel good saying that if you like wthis style of book then I can definitely recommend this series!

Out August 2, 2022!

Accomplished by Amanda Quain šŸŒŸ Arc Review šŸŒŸ

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This book was everything I wanted! I laughed and cried, I was frustrated and angry, while feeling tons of warm fuzzies while my heart was happy.

This is a modern day Pride and Prejudice but for Georgiana Darcy, Fitz Darcy’s little sister. And if that’s not enough then: Prep school kids and all that drama, Georgiana’s attempt to a fresh start at this school, fanfic, and… BAND!!

Georgiana was frustrating at first to read about bc she came across the wrong away, a little too used to her privilege. But the more I got to know her and see her story fold out, the more I fell in love with her character and this book. I think this is going to be one of my favorites this year!

I definitely recommend this! A really great read.

Out July 26, 2022!

Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen šŸŒŸ Arc Review šŸŒŸ

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This was a whole new style of Fairytale and I loved it!

I have to say that at first I was conflicted. The author writes a note in the beginning describing the reasons for the main character’s traits.. How Violet was written to be a realist. An in-between of good and bad. Not really fitting into a box. So at first, I found it hard to like her character. But after continuing to read, I wound up really appreciating her.

Violet is a Seer for a king, and really the whole kingdom. She saved the Prince’s life at age 7 and now they have a shaky relationship usually based on insults. However, the land is changing and Violet is seeing scary visions of what is to come; Monsters, blood and roses.

Enemies to lovers! An ending that I never could have seen coming! And, fairytale! What more does a reader need?

Out July 26, 2022!