The Sound of Stars: ARC Review

Dow crafts a delightful and hopeful story while never once shying away from heavier topics like racism, apathy, and mental health. The Sound of Stars is a shining example of YA at its best.Rating: 4.25 Stars

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Witches of Ash and Ruin: ARC Review

Every once in a while, a book comes along that drags you into its depths and refuses to let you surface. This is what it feels like to read Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer. Full of dark magic, sensitive topics, and a wee bit of murder, yet also perfectly balanced with hopeful […]

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Gone by Nightfall: ARC Review

Atmospheric and tense, Gone by Nightfall will enthrall historical fiction fans and snare readers who tend to shy away from the genre. This one is simply phenomenal.Rating: 4.75 stars

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Storm from the East: ARC Review

Though slow to start, Storm from the East proves itself a soul stirring story of the horrors of war and two young lovers torn apart by their conflicting worlds. Fans of historical fictions and in-depth world building will find a new favorite in the Glass Alliance series.Rating: 4 Stars

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Diamond City: ARC Review

Diamond City by Francesca Flores is a dazzling debut filled with found families, learning to overcome toxic relationships, and one very stabby main character. And while all of that is good, there are parts of the story that felt too flat for this to be an all out hit for me.Rating: 4 Stars

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Scavenge the Stars: ARC Review

Bristling with revenge and betrayal, Scavenge the Stars will intrigue readers into the final moments and leave them desperate for more.Rating: 4.25 Stars

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The Night Country: ARC Review

The Night Country once again shows that Melissa Albert is a master at weaving the darkest of fairy tales with just the right dashes of humor and sincerity.Rating: 4.5 Stars

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Sisters of Shadow and Light: ARC Review

Unexpected and enthralling, Sisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B. Larson is a dark tale of sisters, magic, and prejudice that will grab YA readers by the ankle and pull them into a whole new world.Rating: 4 Stars

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Blood Heir: ARC Review

In Amélie Wen Zhao’s debut novel, Blood Heir, we are introduced to a cold world filled with magic, oppression, revenge, and betrayal. Though not without its faults, Blood Heir is a solid debut and a strong start to a thought-provoking series.Rating: 3.5 stars

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The Never Tilting World: ARC Review

Stellar rep and an amazing base concept, yet this one fell painfully flat for me due to cliched characters that I never grew to care about and an overabundance of ideas that made the story feel bloated. Rating: 2 Stars

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