the fallen hero – katie zhao | arc review

The Fallen Hero by Katie Zhao Series: The Dragon Warrior #2Published October 13th 2020 by Bloomsbury USA KidsAge Range: Middle GradeGenre: Fantasy, Chinese MythologyDiversity: POC cast (Chinese-American), AOC (Chinese-American) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Faryn Liu thought she was the Heaven Breaker, a warrior destined to wield the all-powerful spear Fenghuang, command dragons, and defeat demons. But… Continue reading the fallen hero – katie zhao | arc review

the ikessar falcon – k.s. villoso | arc review

The Ikessar Falcon by K.S. Villoso Series: Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #2Published September 22nd 2020 by OrbitAge Range: AdultGenre: FantasyDiversity: Filipino author; POC cast; Filipino-inspired Rating:  ★★★★★ Synopsis: The spiral to madness begins with a single push.Abandoned by her people, Queen Talyien's quest takes a turn for the worst as she stumbles upon a… Continue reading the ikessar falcon – k.s. villoso | arc review

the wolf of oren-yaro – k. s. villoso | review

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso Series: The Chronicles of Bitch Queen #1Published February 18th 2020 by OrbitAge Range: AdultGenre: FantasyDiversity: Filipino author; POC cast; Filipino-inspired Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A queen of a divided land must unite her people, even if they hate her, even if it means stopping a ruin that she helped… Continue reading the wolf of oren-yaro – k. s. villoso | review

the girl and the ghost – hanna alkaf | ARC review

The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna AlkafStandalonePublication: August 4th 2020 by HarperCollinsGenre: middle grade, fantasy, #ownvoices rating: ★★★★★ summary: A Malaysian folk tale comes to life in this emotionally layered, chilling middle grade debut, perfect for fans of The Book of Boyand The Jumbies. I am a dark spirit, the ghost announced grandly. I am your inheritance, your… Continue reading the girl and the ghost – hanna alkaf | ARC review

the bone witch – rin chupeco | review

The Bone Witch by Rin ChupecoSeries: The Bone WitchPublished March 7th 2017 by Sourcebooks FireGenre: fantasy, young adult, paranormal, witches, ownvoices rating: ★★★★★ synopsis: In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price.When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she… Continue reading the bone witch – rin chupeco | review

dark and deepest red – anna-marie mclemore | review

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemoreStandalonePublished January 14th 2020 by Feiwel & FriendsGenre: fantasy, young adult, retelling, lgbt, ownvoices, magicRep: trans MC, romani MC, latina MC, lesbian characters rating: ★★★ summary: Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread,… Continue reading dark and deepest red – anna-marie mclemore | review

these witches don’t burn – isabel sterling | review

These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel SterlingSeries: These Witches Don't BurnPublished May 28th 2019 by RazorbillGenre: fantasy, young adult, lgbt, paranormal, witch, romance, urban fantasy, ownvoicesRep: lesbian MC rating: ★★★★.5 summary: Hannah's a witch, but not the kind you're thinking of. She's the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and… Continue reading these witches don’t burn – isabel sterling | review

the library of fates – aditi khorana | review

The Library of Fates by Aditi KhoranaStandalonePublished July 18th 2017 by RazorbillGenre: fantasy, young adult, romance, indian mythology, ownvoices rating: ★★★★ summary: No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered… Continue reading the library of fates – aditi khorana | review

miracle creek – angie kim | review

Miracle Creek by Angie KimStandalonePublished April 16th 2019 by Sarah Crichton BooksGenre: adult, mystery, thriller, contemporary, ownvoices, mental illness rating: ★★★★ summary: How far will you go to protect your family? Will you keep their secrets? Ignore their lies? In a small town in Virginia, a group of people know each other because they’re part of… Continue reading miracle creek – angie kim | review

summer bird blue – akemi dawn bowman | review

Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn BowmanStandalonePublished September 11th 2018 by Simon PulseGenre: contemporary, young adult, lgbt, mental illness, ownvoices rating: ★★★★★ synopsis: Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is one thing she is absolutely… Continue reading summer bird blue – akemi dawn bowman | review