v’day romance recommendations: fantasy & historical fiction

hello, hope everyone is having a great day. though v'day is WAYYYYY over for a few days already, here's part two of valentine's day romance recommendations by genre with the focus on fantasy and historical fiction. be it exploring the past or present, reality or a fictional world, i always love it when romance is… Continue reading v’day romance recommendations: fantasy & historical fiction

2021 contemporary + some historical standalone (jan-jun) | on my radar #3

back again with another ON MY RADAR segment in which i talk and babble about books that i'm excited about. this time, it's standalone in the contemporary and historical genre that are releasing in the first half of 2021. the contemporary (romance) genre is one of my favorite books to read whenever i'm feel like… Continue reading 2021 contemporary + some historical standalone (jan-jun) | on my radar #3

these violent delights – chloe gong | arc review + blog tour + giveaway

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong Series: These Violent Delights #1Published November 17th 2020 by Margaret K. McElderry BooksAge: Young AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Retelling, RomanceRep: POC (chinese, korean), lgbtqia+ (trans, gays, m/m side romance) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery.A blood feud between two gangs runs… Continue reading these violent delights – chloe gong | arc review + blog tour + giveaway

the burning god – r.f. kuang | arc review + spoiler section (i am crying)

The Burning God by R.F. Kuang Series: The Poppy War #3Published November 17th 2020 by Harper VoyagerAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, War, GrimdarkRep: author of color, POC cast (chinese & japanese-inspired) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil… Continue reading the burning god – r.f. kuang | arc review + spoiler section (i am crying)

the dragon republic – r. f. kuang | review + spoiler section

The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang Series: The Poppy War #2Published August 8th 2019 by Harper VoyagerAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, War, GrimdarkRep: author of color, POC cast (chinese & japanese-inspired) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity… Continue reading the dragon republic – r. f. kuang | review + spoiler section

the poppy war – r. f. kuang | review

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang Series: The Poppy War #1Published May 1st 2018 by Harper VoyagerAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, War, GrimdarkRep: author of color, POC cast (chinese & japanese-inspired) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a… Continue reading the poppy war – r. f. kuang | review

a golden fury – samantha cohoe | arc review + blog tour + giveaway (US)

A Golden Fury by Samantha CohoeStandalonePublished October 13th 2020 by Wednesday BooksAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any… Continue reading a golden fury – samantha cohoe | arc review + blog tour + giveaway (US)

the once and future witches – alix e. harrow | arc review

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow StandalonePublished October 13th 2020 by OrbitAge Range: AdultGenre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, WitchesRep: Lesbian MC with Black, lesbian LI; trans SC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but… Continue reading the once and future witches – alix e. harrow | arc review

kingdom of the wicked – kerri maniscalco | arc review + blog tour + preorder campaign

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri ManiscalcoSeries: Kingdom of the Wicked #1Published October 27th 2020 by Jimmy PattersonAge Range: Young AdultGenre: fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, paranormal, witches Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service… Continue reading kingdom of the wicked – kerri maniscalco | arc review + blog tour + preorder campaign

the invisible life of addie larue – v.e. schwab | ARC review

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab StandalonePublished October 6th 2020 by Tor BooksAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is… Continue reading the invisible life of addie larue – v.e. schwab | ARC review