The Step-Spinsters by Madine Papadopoulos

Rating: 5/5   Genre: Fantasy/Fairytale Retelling   Recommended Age: 14+   I received a free copy of this book from Kindle Scout AND the author herself! This did not influence my decision in any manner.   Once upon a time, in a land far, far away… ...(actually, in Medieval France, to be exact) there lived … Continue reading The Step-Spinsters by Madine Papadopoulos

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Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Rating: 5/5   Genre: YA Contemporary   Recommended Age: 15+ (racism, sexual content, language, violence. Trigger warnings for those who may have been victims of extreme racism or prejudice)   I received this book for free from KidLitExchange in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.   Justyce McAllister is top of … Continue reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone

23:27 by H.L. Roberts

Rating: 3/5     Genre: New Adult Contemporary/Romance     Recommended Age: 18+ (mature scenes, some gore, trigger warnings for rape and depression)   Fame. Money. Glory. These were all the things that you would expect from being famous. The bait that the producers of the industry would tempt you with to get you on … Continue reading 23:27 by H.L. Roberts

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Rating: 4.5/5   Genre: YA Fantasy   Recommended Age: 13+ (some mature love scenes and a bit of gore and violence)   Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map―the key to a legendary treasure trove―seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity … Continue reading Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Select by Marit Weisenberg

Rating: 4/5   Genre: YA Fantasy   Recommended Age: 14+ (language, a mature sexual scene, trigger warnings for death and suicide-like behavior)   I received a copy of the e-book version of this book for free from NetGalley as provided by the publisher and then I won a free copy of the print arc in … Continue reading Select by Marit Weisenberg

The First by Dylan S. Perry

Rating: 5/5   Genre: YA Fantasy   Recommended Age: 13+ (some mature scenes)   Favorite Quote:“Were they really so insignificant to the men around them that their absence could go unnoticed for so long?”   Naseby, England.Baroness Margaret Elizabeth De Meaux knows exactly where she fits in the hierarchy of society, of her family, and … Continue reading The First by Dylan S. Perry

No Plain Rebel by M.C. Frank

Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Dystopian/Fantasy Recommended Age: 16+ (very mature and depressing scenes. Some triggering scenes.) Favorite Quote: “Power will always pollute things.” BOOK 2 in the NO ORDINARY STAR series A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix a the great Clock for a celebration. He … Continue reading No Plain Rebel by M.C. Frank

The Second Time Around by Mary Higgins Clark

Rating: 3/5   Genre: Mystery/Thriller   Recommended Age: 13+ (some language. I think these books are meant for an adult audience but I don’t remember there being anything too strong for a younger reader in my listen through of this book)   Favorite Quote: “It's funny how, even long after you've accepted the grief of … Continue reading The Second Time Around by Mary Higgins Clark

ARC August!

Hi everyone! I'm planning to participate in ARC August, which is hosted by Read Sleep Repeat! What's ARC August you ask? It's a month devoted to knocking off some of those ARCs you've accumulated over the year, and I'm definitely guilty of having a huge ARC list. So I decided to tackle my NetGalley list … Continue reading ARC August!

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Rating: 5/5   Genre: Dystopian/Sci-Fi   Recommended Age:  13+ (censored language, sexual innuendos, and death and gore… lots and lots of it)   Favorite Quote: “Am I Not Merciful?”   This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is … Continue reading Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff