ARC Review: The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

Review: The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
My Thoughts You'd think, after The Mime Order, I would have expected the intensity with which this book opens, but—hah. Twas a bit of a punch in the gut, and I say that as a good thing! There is no such thing as *anything* going smoothly or easily in Paige's world and this book has finally made that message sink in for me. D-A-M-N. There's a lot going on in The Song Rising, and much of it was painful for SOMEONE. While the urgency and danger didn't initially come from the sources I had expected,...

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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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