[Reviews] ‘Gideon the Ninth’ by Tamsyn Muir (ARC)

"Gideon’s appeals to better natures, financial rewards, moral obligations, outlined plans, and simple attempts to run away numbered eighty-six by the time she was eighteen. She’d started when she was four." The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. …

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[Blog Tour] The Girl The Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young (Excerpt & Review!)

"There will always be war, Halvard. War is easy. It comes again and again, like waves to a shore." For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and …

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[Bite-Sized Reviews] YA Fantasy Edition ft. The Storm Crow, The Beautiful, Infinity Son & The Grace Year

Today, I thought I'd present something a little different: speedy reviews on fabulous upcoming and recently-released YA Fantasies (with the exception of The Grace Year, which is part-dystopia). Each of these I read as an arc, some gifted by publishers and others acquired through trade. Scroll down to find the review for the specific book …

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[Reviews] ‘Ninth House’ by Leigh Bardugo (ARC)

"This was why he had done it [. . .] the chance to show someone else the wonder, to watch them realise they had not been lied to, that the world they'd been promised as children was not something that had to be abandoned, that there really was something lurking in the wood, beneath the …

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[Reviews] ‘Spin the Dawn’ by Elizabeth Lim (ARC)

"Sendo used to tell me fairy tales. How he’d love mine if he were still alive: the tale of a girl who’d sewn the sun, the moon, and the stars into three dresses.” Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is …

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[Reviews] ‘The Missing of Clairedelune’ by Christelle Dabos (ARC)

Nota bene: "Try your dears." Who said these words and what do they mean? When Ophelia is promoted to Vice-storyteller by Farouk, the ancestral Spirit of Pole, she finds herself unexpectedly thrust into the public spotlight. Her gift―the ability to read the secret history of objects―is now known by all, and there can be no …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘The Meaning of Birds’ by Jaye Robin Brown (ARC)

"Oh god. Stork rhymes with dork. Which I am. Because there’s no way you wanted all that trivia. Sorry, I’m ridiculously into birds. It’s a sickness.” Before, Jessica has always struggled with anger issues, but come sophomore year that all changes when Vivi crashes into her life. As their relationship blossoms, Vivi not only helps …

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