Tag Archives: Young Adult

Review: Ballad & Dagger by Daniel José Older

Wow! Ballad & Dagger was such a fantastic introduction to this world. I can see why Rick Riordan backed it – it is right up his alley. This YA fantasy novel has a little bit of something for everyone and is such a fun read. Continue reading

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Review: Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts by Erika Lewis

Oh, if only this novel had come out when I was a child. I would have been smitten with everything about Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts. Truth be told, I’m still smitten with it now! Continue reading

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Review: All of Our Demise by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman

Ohh! It’s here! Time to finally see how the All of Us Villains series comes to an end. I know it’s only been a year – but it feels like I’ve been waiting for ages to see how this all wraps up. Written by the duo Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman, All of Our Demise portrays a dark tournament of magic, sacrifice, and the highest costs. Continue reading

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Review: Secrets So Deep by Ginny Myers Sain

Eeee! It’s finally here! I fell in love with Ginny Myers Sain’s writing last year (was it only last year?) when Dark and Shallow Lies was released. Naturally, I’ve been counting down the days until the release of Secrets So Deep (unluckily for me, my book got delivered to the wrong address, so I had to wait a bit longer than I had hoped). Continue reading

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Review: Dreams Lie Beneath by Rebecca Ross

I’ve been meaning to sit down and read Rebecca Ross’ works for years now. But when one of her books, Dreams Lie Beneath, was included in one of my OwlCrate boxes, I knew that the wait was over (for me at least), and I am SO glad to finally say that I am in love with her writing style. Continue reading

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Review: The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

The Sunbearer Trials has been on my TBR list for a hot minute now, and I am thrilled that I finally made some time to read it this weekend! It was SO worth it! Written by Aiden Thomas, this is the first novel in the Sunbearer Duology. Continue reading

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Review: The Depths by Nicole Lesperance

Ohhh. Magical plants and waters? Yes, please! The Depths, written by Nicole Lesperance, is a YA paranormal read with slight horror vibes. In other words, it sounds like it is exactly up my alley. Let’s dive in! (Pun intended – sorry). Continue reading

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Review: League of Liars by Astrid Scholte

I have loved Astrid Scholte’s previous works and thus knew that I had to give League of Liars a chance. One thing that did surprise me – I didn’t realize that League of Liars was the start of a new series. I wish I had known that going in. For the record, I consider this a positive, not a negative. Continue reading

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Review: Heat Wave by T.J. Klune

Heat Wave is the third and final novel in T.J. Klune’s The Extraordinaries series. If you wandered across this story after finding (and falling in love with) The House in the Cerulean Sea, then you better prepare yourself because this is a totally different beast. T.J. Klune is the master at changing voices. Continue reading

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Review: A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

A couple of months ago, I read my first novel by T. Kingfisher (Nettle & Bone, for those that are curious). I was instantly hooked. From that moment, I promised myself to try and snag the rest of her books, and thankfully my local library is willing to work with me on that count! First up on the list, we have A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, which is a delightful name. I can tell you that I enjoyed the book just as much as the title. Continue reading

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