The Monster of Elendhaven: ARC Review

Dark, twisted, and certainly not for the faint of heart, The Monster of Elendhaven takes the reader through the murky depths of revenge and leaves them questioning their morals.
Rating: 4.5 Stars

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The Tenth Girl: ARC Review

The Tenth Girl is a taut, atmospheric horror that draws you into its cold, decaying embrace, only to drop you off a cliff you never saw coming.
Rating: 3.75 Stars

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Serpent & Dove: ARC Review

Perfect for fans of the enemies-to-lovers trope, Serpent & Dove is powerful and full of swoon worthy moments, but an over abundance of snark and a shaky magic system keep this from being the perfect book.
Rating: 4.5 Stars

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The Bone Houses: ARC Review

Deeply haunting and atmospheric, The Bone Houses is the perfect autumn book and will certainly be in my top ten reads of the year.
Rating: 5 Stars

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Mind Games: ARC Review

Mind Games is a fast paced, mind bending debut set in a future where all our memories are stored via programs in our brains. Think a YA mashup of Inception and Memento.
Rating: 2.5 Stars

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Darkdawn: ARC Review

Darkdawn is a masterful end for this stabby, smutty, snarky, and definitely not YA series. As usual, I’d like to say thank you and fuck you to Jay Kristoff in equal measure.
Rating: 5 stars

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The Beckoning Shadow: ARC Review

This ARC was sent to me by the publisher via Storygram Tours. All thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own and not influenced in any way. After reading the ARC I pre-ordered my own copy of the book. Thank you to Katherine Tegen Books and Storygram Tours for giving me a chance to read this book early.


The Beckoning Shadow
Author: Katharyn Blair
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: July 2, 2019
Synopsis: Vesper Montgomery can summon your worst fear and turn it into a reality—but she’s learned the hard way that it’s an addicting and dangerous power. One wrong move and you could hurt someone you love.

But when she earns a spot in the Tournament of the Unraveling, where competitors battle it out for a chance to rewrite the past, Vesper finally has a shot to reverse the mistakes that have changed her forever. She turns to Sam Hardy, a former MMA fighter who’s also carrying a tragedy he desperately wants to undo. However, helping heal Sam’s heart will mean breaking her own, and the competition forces her to master her powers—powers she has been terrified of since they destroyed her life.


Rating: The Beckoning Shadow is the electric debut novel from Katharyn Blair, filled with snarky and strong characters, a magical fight club, and heart-breaking plot twists. Welcome to my new favorite book!
4.75 stars


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The Merciful Crow: ARC Review

This ARC was sent to me by the publisher at my request. All thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own and not influenced in any way. Thank you to Henry Holt (BYR) for giving me a chance to read this book early.


The Merciful Crow
Author:
Margaret Owen
Publisher: Henry Holt BYR
Release Date: July 30, 2019
Synopsis: A future chieftain: Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime.

A fugitive prince: When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, Fie’s ready to cut her losses—and perhaps his throat. But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns.

A too-cunning bodyguard: Hawk warrior Tavin has always put Jas’s life before his, magically assuming the prince’s appearance and shadowing his every step. But what happens when Tavin begins to want something to call his own?


Rating: The Merciful Crow is an intriguing debut that tackles some hard issues, but suffers from too much journey and a writing style that can be off putting for some.
3 stars


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