BLOG TOUR REVIEW | The Beast and the Bethany | Jack Meggitt-Phillips

Rating: 4 stars! Thanks to Egmont Publishing for the review copy of this book, and to Write Reads for letting me join the tour - it has not affected my honest review. The plot: Ebenezer Tweezer is a youthful 511-year-old. He keeps a beast in the attic of his mansion, who he feeds all manner … Continue reading BLOG TOUR REVIEW | The Beast and the Bethany | Jack Meggitt-Phillips

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart (Blog Tour Review)

I honestly have been so hyped for this book for so long that I couldn't believe it when I made it onto the blog tour! An established f/f relationship, bone magic, travelling islands and a magical creature with personality? Sign me the hell up. I can't wait to get my physical copy of this book after release date, because I think this might be even better on the reread. Rating: 4.5 stars

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (Review)

Honestly? I was predisposed to love this book. A magic school that’s out to kill students? A dark witch as a main character with untapped powers of death and destruction? Rivals to awkward not-quite-dating? It has all the things I’d pile into my dream book, written by one of my favourite authors and to top it all off the main character shares my name! This book was made for me. Rating: 5 stars!

The First Sister by Linden A Lewis (Review)

I was recommended this book by a friend, as it had somehow completely missed my radar, and I’m so glad that they pointed it out to me because I adored this book. So much so that I finished my review copy and bought a hardback a few days later, because I know I’m going to want to hear the rest of First Sister and Lito’s adventures. Rating: 4.5 stars!

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (Review)

Quote: She was not a creature of courage, but she was one of spite.

"Love does not work in terms of convenience. Or any kind of sense." This one has been on my radar forever. Mermaids? Witches? Pirates? AND THEY'RE ALL QUEER? This book was made for me. I read this in a buddy read with a friend, and ended up finishing a day early because we just couldn't … Continue reading The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (Review)

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (Audiobook review)

You hide in the herd. You wait. And you never forget.

Death is too easy. Better to make every moment of the rest of a person’s life agony. When Netgalley announced audiobook review copies, I was all over it! And though I have criticisms for the Netgalley shelf app, I'm so glad I got my hands on this one! The Only Good Indians, written by Stephen … Continue reading The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (Audiobook review)

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed (Review)

We have to walk around being perfect all the time just to be seen as human. Don't you ever get tired of being a symbol? Don't you ever just want to be human?

People glorify protest when white kids do it, when it's chic, frustrated Parisian kids or British coal miners or suffragettes smashing windows and throwing firebombs at inequality. A topical and interesting coming-of-age story with a gorgeous cover that I couldn't resist. Even if this isn't your usual genre, this is worth a pick up for … Continue reading The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed (Review)