ARC Review: Lost Gods by Brom

ARC Review: Lost Gods by Brom
My Thoughts It's taken me WAY too long to gather up my courage and finally write this review. The thing is, Brom's books are intense and deeply rich. They leave me thinking about them way after I've finished reading. The illustrations draw me back again and again, and each time I take a moment to look at one of them, I notice more and more that I didn't see before. I am such a fan of multi-layered and, multi-layered writing, multi-talented creative people! Friends, this book is dark (which should...

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ARC Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

ARC Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
My Thoughts So many YA books have either one narrator or do the duo-narrator thing, so when Three Dark Crowns promised me three narrators, I was intrigued. As a fan of epic fantasy books, which often rotate through whole swathes of character viewpoints, I was surprised to find myself a little confused at the beginning of this book. But, once I got comfortable with each princess and her setting, I really started enjoying this tale. At first I was dubious about the three princesses being pitted...

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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: Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

ARC Review: Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
My Thoughts Much like her Seven Realms series (which I somewhat recently fell in love with), Cinda Williams Chima has won my heart in that way she has. Like a slow-burn romance, where you're so gradually drawn in that by the time you realize what's happening, you're completely engulfed. Yes: I really, really liked Flamecaster. The book starts off in familiar places, with some familiar places, which made it oh so easy for me to settle right in to the story. But, very soon, *things happen* that make...

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