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Review: Under Rose-Tainted Skies – Louise Gornall

At seventeen, Norah has accepted that the four walls of her house delineate her life. She knows that fearing everything from inland tsunamis to odd numbers is irrational, but her mind insists the world outside is too big, too dangerous. So she stays safe inside, watching others’ lives through her windows and social media feed.…… Continue reading Review: Under Rose-Tainted Skies – Louise Gornall

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ARC Review: Queen of Zazzau – J.S. Emuakpor

Amina is heir apparent to the throne of Zazzau and must prove herself worthy of the crown. As foreign invaders close in on them, she is the only thing standing between her people and their destruction. Caught in a web of prophecies and intrigue, she must defend Zazzau, but cannot do so if she wants…… Continue reading ARC Review: Queen of Zazzau – J.S. Emuakpor

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ARC Review: The Ghosts of Halloween – Ceillie Simkiss

Halloween is a holiday that is both loved and reviled by people all over America. It’s one of Cora’s favorite holidays, and a massive source of anxiety for Elena. Between the two of them, they get up to all sorts of hijinks and wind up falling even more head over heels for each other in…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Ghosts of Halloween – Ceillie Simkiss

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ARC Review: Isle of Broken Years – Jane Fletcher

Catalina de Valasco’s parents have her future fully planned. The most important step for a seventeenth century Spanish noblewoman being, of course, an advantageous marriage. Unfortunately, a series of setbacks has left Catalina unwed. On a galleon bound for the Americas and her latest husband-to-be, Catalina again finds her marriage plans frustrated. Pirates capture the…… Continue reading ARC Review: Isle of Broken Years – Jane Fletcher

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ARC Review: A Spark of White Fire – Sangu Mandanna

In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back. Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali,…… Continue reading ARC Review: A Spark of White Fire – Sangu Mandanna

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ARC Review: The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi

Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure. Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi

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ARC Review: Learning Curves – Ceillie Simkiss

Elena Mendez has always been career-first; with only two semesters of law school to go, her dream of working as a family lawyer for children is finally within reach. She can’t afford distractions. She doesn’t have time for love. And she has no idea how much her life will change, the day she lends her…… Continue reading ARC Review: Learning Curves – Ceillie Simkiss

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ARC Review: In the Vanishers’ Palace – Aliette de Bodard

From the award-winning author of the Dominion of the Fallen series comes a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast. In a ruined, devastated world, where the earth is poisoned and beings of nightmares roam the land… A woman, betrayed, terrified, sold into indenture to pay her village’s debts and struggling to survive in a spirit world. A dragon, among the last of her kind, cold and aloof but desperately trying to make a difference. When failed…… Continue reading ARC Review: In the Vanishers’ Palace – Aliette de Bodard

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ARC Review: The Impossible Girl – Lydia Kang

Two hearts. Twice as vulnerable. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee can mingle with the rich just as easily as she can slip unnoticed into the slums and graveyards of the city. As the only female resurrectionist in New York, she’s carved out a niche…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Impossible Girl – Lydia Kang

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What’s In A Title?: Thoughts on choosing the title “The Ice Princess’s Fair Illusion”

Today, I’d like to welcome a good friend of mine on the blog. Lynn O’Connacht has just published The Ice Princess’s Fair Illusion, a retelling of King Thrushbeard (one of the fairytales collected by the Brothers Grimm). Lynn is a wonderful author and I especially adore her verse novels – as those of you who have followed me…… Continue reading What’s In A Title?: Thoughts on choosing the title “The Ice Princess’s Fair Illusion”