ARC Review: Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

ARC Review: Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
My Thoughts What intrigued me initially was the mental hospital (I'm a sucker for that setting) and the fantasy. Of course, I didn't get much of the mental hospital, since it quickly moved into fantasy, and that was okay. There were some imaginative and interesting aspects of the world-building, but I'd definitely call it 'fantasy lite'. There were also plot points that annoyed me, but maybe that's to be expected. Overall, it was a light, easy read with some magic and intrigue. Nothing truly grabbed...

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ARC Review: A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

ARC Review: A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe
My Thoughts I requested this book on a whim, but the Japanese setting and the kami lore intrigued me enough to dive right in. I've noticed a trend in my YA taste these days, and it's for books that steer away from the trends and norms we see so much of in YA lit. This might be the very first book I've read that's set in Japan, and it was such a welcome change. Crewe has a wonderful way of introducing you to the kami and ghost lore, allowing you to feel a familiarity and comfort with it very early...

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ARC Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

ARC Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
My Thoughts This Savage Song has so many elements that I love — elements of a story that Victoria Schwab so wonderfully captures in her writing. The world is rich and dark. The people are desperate and corrupt and earnest and heartbreaking. The harmonies that drove this story forward were haunting, expertly leading my emotions along a treacherous rollercoaster ride. It's always interesting to watch a story unfold when you get attached to main characters on opposite sides of an intense conflict....

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ARC Review: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

ARC Review: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May
My Thoughts I went into The Vanishing Throne a bit nervous. There were so many things I loved about The Falconer, but I knew that things were going to be different in the sequel, and I didn't know if I could handle it. Well — I was right, but I was also very wrong! The book begins in a very dark place; there is no mercy, no easing you back into the world of the fae and what it means for Aileana. (This is the part I was right about. It was not the same setting — but that was a good thing!) It's...

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ARC Review: Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

ARC Review: Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
My Thoughts Full disclosure: I met Julie through the book blogging community, and she was gracious enough to send me an ARC of Ivory and Bone. That being said, it took me months to gather up the courage to finally read it. I mean... What if I hated it or something? Awk-ward... As soon as I started reading it, though, I realized a few things: 1) this book was definitely written by Julie Eshbaugh, 2) I was already enjoying it, and 3) I shouldn't have been worried. This book is a beauty! There are...

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