Divine Neutrality

Circe by Madeline Miller My rating: 3.75 of 5 stars Thank you, Hachette Book Group, for giving me a finished copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist. I finally finished this book after reading it for more than a… Continue reading Divine Neutrality

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Matters of the Heart

Heartless by Marissa Meyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. — Oscar Wilde Heartless is such an emotional masterpiece. If The Lunar Chronicles gave you a lot of feels, then this book will give you tons… Continue reading Matters of the Heart

My Plain Governess

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Harper Collins, for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. For everyone who's ever fallen for the wrong person, even though we agree that Mr. Darcy looks good on paper...and in a wet shirt. I absolutely loved My… Continue reading My Plain Governess

This Is Not About Animals

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden My rating: 4 of 5 stars All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark. —Helena Bonham Carter The Bear and the Nightingale was delightful to read. I've always been a fan of fairy tales (and their retellings), so I was more than eager… Continue reading This Is Not About Animals

To Take a Heart

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo My rating: 4.75 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. How strange that instead of taking his heart, I'm hoping he takes mine. Someone please give me another book by dear Alexandra Christo because I… Continue reading To Take a Heart

A Court of Pain and Feels

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas My rating: 5 of 5 stars I feel like I won't be able to write a decent and meaningful review without discussing the events of the book in detail, so, WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! Read at your own risk ✌ This is the first book that I've… Continue reading A Court of Pain and Feels

The Book That Forgot How to Be Original

The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Gläser My rating: 2 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I've been desperately trying not to think about you all the time. But it's no good. —Darcy Ever since I watched the 2005 film adaptation of… Continue reading The Book That Forgot How to Be Original

I’ll Make a Woman out of You

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh My rating: 4 of 5 stars I buddy read this baby with the bookish beauties, Cait and Ambs The only power a man has over you is the power you give him. —Okami I actually forgot most of the events in Mulan, since I watched it around eleven… Continue reading I’ll Make a Woman out of You

A Love That Is Anything but Twisted

Hunted by Meagan Spooner My rating: 4 of 5 stars Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead There's no such thing as living happily ever after—there's only living. We make the choice to do it happily. —Meagan Spooner This was my third buddy read with my admirable friend, Bentley (Book Bastion). I'm still not over the live action… Continue reading A Love That Is Anything but Twisted

Q & A with Christina June

Hi, booknerds! Dessa and I recently read an ARC of It Started with Goodbye by debut author Christina June. We genuinely enjoyed this contemporary retelling of Cinderella (both of us gave it 5 out of 5 stars), and we can hardly wait for the rest of the YA community to read it. If you want to know more about ISWG,… Continue reading Q & A with Christina June