This was my first Riley Sager book and as soon as I finished I put holds on the others at my library because I just had to read more of his clever, thrilling writing and incredible twists. I ended up liking Final Girls even more but this was a fantastic introduction to Riley Sager's writing. Rating: 4 stars.
REVIEW | Little Thieves | Margaret Owen
This is a contender for my favourite book of the year. If you like horrible girls realising they might actually be a good person, this is the book for you. Rating: 5 stars
REVIEW | Gilded | Marissa Meyer
I'm a big fan of Marissa Meyer's writing style, so I was excited to get into this one. I chose the audiobook for this read because I got impatient waiting for my subscription box copy and the library had it available, and I thoroughly enjoyed this haunting Rumpelstiltskin retelling
REVIEW | Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
Sorcery of Thorns was one of the first eARCs that I read, and the day I finished it I ordered An Enchantment of Ravens because I was enchanted (excuse the pun) with Margaret Rogerson's writing. Since then, she's been an insta-buy author for me, and this has just solidified my decision. As much as I love Sorcery of Thorns, Vespertine is definitely my new favourite. Rating: 5 stars!
REVIEW | The Last Graduate | Naomi Novik | Scholomance #2
When The Last Graduate showed up on my doorstep, I threw out my entire TBR to jump into it as soon as possible. I wasn't disappointed in the slightest, though I think it's possible that waiting for the third book might kill me. The Last Graduate picks up exactly where A Deadly Education left off, with barely seconds passing, so I highly recommend rereading as the back-to-back experience is excellent. Rating: 5 stars!
REVIEW | The Sisters of Reckoning | Charlotte Nicole Davis | The Good Luck Girls #2
Okay, I'll admit. I wished for this one before I'd read my copy of The Good Luck Girls, already sure that I'd love them both. And I was right! This is an incredible duology that packs a punch, with a dark and desperate side to the usual heroics of YA dystopia. Rating: 4 stars.
BLOG TOUR REVIEW | Lies Like Wildfire | Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
I'm a complete sucker for a YA thriller, and I loved the premise of this book. It was, in the end, very different from what I expected. And that's the best way for a thriller to be! This book will take you on a ride and I can't wait to read more from this fantastic thriller writer! Rating: 4 stars!
BLOG TOUR REVIEW | Wicked Little Deeds | Kat Ellis
I loooooove Kat Ellis's writing! I reviewed Harrow Lake for the blog tour last year and I shouted about it for months after. Wicked Little Deeds, out 5th August 2021, gave me exactly the same level of thrillery joy! I adored it, reading the majority of it in one sitting, and I can't wait to see more from Kat. Rating: 5 stars!
REVIEW | What We Devour | Linsey Miller
Since I finished reading this book, I haven't stopped thinking about it. I can't wait to get a finished copy so I can have an excuse to read it again. This is a very very weird fantasy with Linsey Miller's usual incredible character writing. It's dark and clever and fun with a cunning ace protagonist. Rating: 4 stars
REVIEW | This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron | This Poison Heart #1
I adored Kalynn Bayron's debut, CINDERELLA IS DEAD, and so I had to request THIS POISON HEART when I saw that gorgeous cover. If you like Black girl magic, Little Shop of Horrors and gothic atmospheres, this is the perfect book. Rating: 5 stars!