flame in the mist & smoke in the sun – renée ahdieh | duology review

Hello, this is a combination of the reviews for Flame in the Mist and Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh. Wrote these a few years ago and decided to bring them back. Most of my thoughts still hold but there will be some changes. Enjoy the duology review! Flame in the Mist by Renée… Continue reading flame in the mist & smoke in the sun – renée ahdieh | duology review

a curse so dark and lonely, a heart so fierce and broken, & a vow so bold and deadly – brigid kemmerer | trilogy review

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer Series: Cursebreakers #1Published January 29th 2019 by Bloomsbury YAAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Romance, RetellingRepresentation: cerebral palsy Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Fall in love, break the curse.Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he… Continue reading a curse so dark and lonely, a heart so fierce and broken, & a vow so bold and deadly – brigid kemmerer | trilogy review

six crimson cranes – elizabeth lim | blog tour + arc review

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim Series: Six Crimson CranesExpected publication: July 6th 2021 by KnopfAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, RetellingRepresentation: Asian (Japanese & Chinese) cast Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her… Continue reading six crimson cranes – elizabeth lim | blog tour + arc review

the star-touched queen & a crown of wishes – roshani chokshi | duology review

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi Series: The Star-Touched Queen #1Published April 26th 2016 by St. Martin's GriffinAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Romance, RetellingRepresentation: Indian Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen? Maya is cursed. With a horoscope… Continue reading the star-touched queen & a crown of wishes – roshani chokshi | duology review

the chosen and the beautiful – nghi vo | arc review

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo StandaloneExpected publication: June 1st 2021 by TordotcomAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, LGBT, RetellingRepresentation: Vietnamese bi/pan MC, biracial Chinese bi/pan SC, biracial Black Native American SC character Rating: ★★★ Synopsis: Immigrant. Socialite. Magician.Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society—she has money,… Continue reading the chosen and the beautiful – nghi vo | arc review

the mirror season – anna-marie mclemore | review

The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore StandalonePublished March 16th 2021 by Feiwel FriendsAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Magical Realism, LGBT, RetellingRepresentations: Pansexual Latina MC, Lesbian SC, f/f relationship, m/m relationship Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: When two teens discover that they were both sexually assaulted at the same party, they develop a cautious friendship through her family's… Continue reading the mirror season – anna-marie mclemore | review

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

circe – madeline miller | review

Circe by Madeline MillerStandalonePublished April 10th 2018 by Little, Brown and CompanyGenre: fantasy, young adult, greek mythology, retelling rating: ★★★★ summary: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning… Continue reading circe – madeline miller | 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

house of salt and sorrows – erin a. craig | review

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. CraigStandalonePublished August 6th 2019 by DelacorteGenre: fantasy, young adult, retelling, mystery links: Goodreads | Book Depository rating: ★★★★ summary: In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve,… Continue reading house of salt and sorrows – erin a. craig | review