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Fantasy

The Stolen Kingdom: A Standalone Filled With Dark Magic, Romance, & Intrigue

*I received a free finished copy of this book from the publisher. These are my personal, honest opinions. Thank you.* 4/5 Stars Author: Jillian Boehme Publisher/Imprint: Tor Teen Edition: Hardcover, 327 Pages Publication Date: March 02, 2021 A Spine that Shines? Quite Well!   Book Synopsis For a hundred years, the once-prosperous kingdom of Perin… Continue reading The Stolen Kingdom: A Standalone Filled With Dark Magic, Romance, & Intrigue

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Fantasy

Fable: A Slow-Burn, Pirate-ish Survival Story

*I received a free copy of the US edition of this book from the publisher. (But the cover in my image above is the UK Fairyloot edition I purchased.) These are my personal, honest opinions. Thank you.* 4/5 Stars Author: Adrienne Young Publisher/Imprint: Wednesday Books Edition: Hardcover, 357 Pages Publication Date: September 01, 2020 A… Continue reading Fable: A Slow-Burn, Pirate-ish Survival Story

Fantasy

Sing Me Forgotten: An Enchanting ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Retelling

*I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my personal, honest opinions. Thank you.* 4/5 Stars Author: Jessica S. Olson Publisher/Imprint: Inkyard Press Edition: Paperback ARC, 325 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: March 09, 2021 A Spine that Shines? Quite… Continue reading Sing Me Forgotten: An Enchanting ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Retelling

Mystery/Thriller

The Project: Sadly Disappointing

*I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my personal, honest opinions. Thank you.* 2.5/5 Stars Author: Courtney Summers Publisher/Imprint: Wednesday Books Edition: Paperback ARC, 346 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: February 02, 2021 A Spine that Shines? Meh  … Continue reading The Project: Sadly Disappointing

Fantasy

Crown of Bones: Action-Packed, Unique World-Building, Compelling Characters, Fascinating Magic, & a Dash of Romance!

*I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.* 5/5 Stars Author: A. K. Wilder Publisher/Imprint: Entangled Teen Edition: Paperback ARC, 404 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: January 05, 2021 A Spine that Shines? Most Definitely!… Continue reading Crown of Bones: Action-Packed, Unique World-Building, Compelling Characters, Fascinating Magic, & a Dash of Romance!

Action/Adventure

House of El: The Shadow Threat

*I received a free copy of this book from DC Comics for review purposes. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.* 4/5 Stars Author: Claudia Gray Illustrator: Eric Zawadzki Publisher/Imprint: DC Comics Edition: Paperback, 208 Pages Publication Date: January 05, 2021 A Spine that Shines? Quite Well!   Book Synopsis Zahn is one of Krypton's… Continue reading House of El: The Shadow Threat

Fantasy

Sorcery of Thorns: Magical Grimoires & Spunky Librarians!

4/5 Stars Author: Margaret Rogerson Publisher/Imprint: Simon & Schuster Audio Publication Date: June 04, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Quite Well!   Book Synopsis All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the… Continue reading Sorcery of Thorns: Magical Grimoires & Spunky Librarians!

Contemporary

Now That I’ve Found You: A Cute YA Contemporary With POC Main Characters

*I won a free copy of this book from BookishFirst. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.* 3.5/5 Stars Author: Kristina Forest Publisher/Imprint: Roaring Brook Press Publication Date: August 25, 2020 A Spine that Shines? Partially   Book Synopsis Now That I've Found You is a YA novel about searching for answers, love, and your… Continue reading Now That I’ve Found You: A Cute YA Contemporary With POC Main Characters

Historical Fiction

Between Shades of Gray: An Authentic & Tragic Historical Fiction Novel

4/5 Stars Author: Ruta Sepetys Publisher/Imprint: Penguin Audio Edition: Audiobook, 7 hrs 46 min Publication Date: March 22, 2011 A Spine that Shines? Quite Well! Book Synopsis It's 1941 and fifteen-year-old artist Lina Vilkas is on Stalin's extermination list. Deported to a prison camp in Siberia, Lina fights for her life, fearless, risking everything to… Continue reading Between Shades of Gray: An Authentic & Tragic Historical Fiction Novel

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The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice: A Fun Pinocchio Retelling!

4.5/5 Stars Author: Lisa DeSelm Publisher/Imprint: Page Street Kids Edition: Paperback ARC, 332 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: October 13, 2020 A Spine that Shines? Quite Well!   *I won an ARC of this book in a giveaway from the publisher. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my honest… Continue reading The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice: A Fun Pinocchio Retelling!