ARC Review: “Shadow in the Empire of Light,” by Jane Routley

Good morning everyone! I'd like to start by thanking Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for what was a pretty interesting ARC. I have to admit, I have put this review off for about a week, because it is hard to review a book that you wanted to like so bad, but ended up feeling disappointed. Shadow in … Continue reading ARC Review: “Shadow in the Empire of Light,” by Jane Routley

Book Review: Charlie Holmberg’s “Smoke and Summons.”

Disclaimer: I received this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Netgalley and 47North! From the publisher: As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis lives no ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon—a raging monster summoned to do … Continue reading Book Review: Charlie Holmberg’s “Smoke and Summons.”

Review: Rin Chupeco’s “The Bone Witch”

First of all, thank you Netgalley and Sourcebooks for this haunting and captivating ARC, Rin Chupeco's The Bone Witch.   Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there's anything I've learned from him in the years since, it's that the dead hide … Continue reading Review: Rin Chupeco’s “The Bone Witch”

Review: “A Witch’s Kitchen” by Dianna Sanchez

Book review for "A Witch's Kitchen" by Dianna Sanchez.

Review: “A Thousand Salt Kisses” by Josie Demuth

To preface, I received A Thousand Salt Kisses by Josie Demuth as a Netgalley ARC in exchange for an honest review. I was torn between a two star or three star rating for this because the story did have good bones and an intriguing plot, but the characterization and writing were just not up to snuff. Mermen, island … Continue reading Review: “A Thousand Salt Kisses” by Josie Demuth

Adara Quick’s “Dream Protocol”: Dystopia for kids

This was a quick and fun read that I received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Quick's Dream Protocol takes place in a dystopian society within an underground facility on Skellig Island a couple hundred years in the future. The premise is that this society originated as a dream resort, where people used to go … Continue reading Adara Quick’s “Dream Protocol”: Dystopia for kids

Rachel Mead’s “Soundless”-The Art of Silence

I received this advanced copy from Penguin's First to Read and could not be happier. Soundless follows the story of a young woman named Fei Jing who works as an artist in an alternative universe where an Asian mountain community is all deaf. This community must rely on the towns down from them for food, … Continue reading Rachel Mead’s “Soundless”-The Art of Silence