Review: Under the Midnight Sun by Lore Graham

In Under the Midnight Sun, the eldest son of Thunderhill’s warrior-kings, Otto Johanson lives for battle but has forsaken love since the death of his partner three years ago. Still when the Midsummer festivities bring nomadic reindeer herders back to town, Otto can’t help but notice the handsome, if sullen, Lukas.Tension rises between them during…

Review: The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell

When sixteen-year-old Sylvie’s brother takes over management of their family’s vast estates in The Forest Queen, Sylvie feels powerless to stop his abuse of the local commoners. Her dearest friend asks her to run away to the woods with him, and soon a host of other villagers join them. Together, they form their own community…

Monday Mini-Reviews: August 6

Hey, friends! Today I’m reviewing three books that I listened to as audiobooks over the last few weeks. Audiobooks have been one of the main ways that I read books for fun nowadays, because I mostly listen while I drive or work on other things. But these books were great enough to deserve a mini…

Review: Help Wanted by J. Emery

Em is confused about a lot of things: who she is, what she wants, how she’s going to pass Alchemy when she’s awful at it. The one thing she’s not confused about is how much she wants to buy her best friend (and college roommate) the best birthday present ever. Luckily the local magic supply…

Monday Mini Reviews: July 23

Hi, friends! It’s uh, been a while. The last review I posted was The Book of M at the beginning of the month.  I’ve been working on my book and all of my other life responsibilities, and this blog has fallen to the wayside a little bit. I’m trying to get myself situated and in a…

Review: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

In The Book of M, One afternoon at an outdoor market in India, a man’s shadow disappears—an occurrence science cannot explain. He is only the first. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, it comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories. Ory and…

Review: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys in Final Draft is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories: epic sci-fi worlds full of quests, forbidden love, and robots. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has a special talent. But three months before her graduation, he’s suddenly replaced—by Nadiya Nazarenko,…

Review: Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee

When Shuos Jedao wakes up for the first time in Revenant Gun, several things go wrong. His few memories tell him that he’s a seventeen-year-old cadet– but his body belongs to a man decades older. Hexarch Nirai Kujen orders Jedao to reconquer the fractured hexarchate on his behalf even though Jedao has no memory of…

Review: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova

Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider in Bruja Born. Her sister’s newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula’s bruja healing powers can’t fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light…

Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand

When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic in Furyborn. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood…