Review: ‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ by Angeline Boulley (narr. Isabella Star LaBlanc)

Mom. She won't survive my death. One bullet will kill us both. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Historical fiction; mystery/thriller; contemporaryPublication: 16 March 2021Pages: 496 (hardback) Synopsis: As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby … Continue reading Review: ‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ by Angeline Boulley (narr. Isabella Star LaBlanc)

Review: ‘These Violent Delights’ (‘These Violent Delights’, #1) by Chloe Gong

"Astra inclinant," [Roma] would whisper into the wind, so heartachingly sincere even when quoting in Latin, "sed non obligant."The stars incline us, they do not bind us. Rating: 4.95/5 paper planes Genre: Historical fantasy (retelling, 'Romeo & Juliet')Publication: 17 Nov 2020Pages: 464 (hardcover) Synopsis: The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of … Continue reading Review: ‘These Violent Delights’ (‘These Violent Delights’, #1) by Chloe Gong

Review: ‘The Once and Future Witches’ by Alix E. Harrow

The wayward sisters, hand in hand,Burned and bound, our stolen crown,But what is lost, that can't be found? Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Alternate-historical fantasy (19th century; witches; women's suffrage movement)Publication: 13 Oct 2020Pages: 528 (hardcover)Synopsis: In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the … Continue reading Review: ‘The Once and Future Witches’ by Alix E. Harrow

Review, Top Quotes and 5 Reasons to read ‘Forget This Ever Happened’ by Cassandra Rose Clarke (TBR and Beyond Tours)

Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA Sci-Fi; MysteryPublication: 6 Oct 2020Pages: 336 (hardcover) Synopsis: Sometimes there’s a town called Indianola. And sometimes there isn’t. Summer, 1993. Claire has been dumped in rural Indianola, Texas, to spend her whole vacation taking care of mean, sickly Grammy. There’s nothing remarkable about Indianola, a dot on the Gulf … Continue reading Review, Top Quotes and 5 Reasons to read ‘Forget This Ever Happened’ by Cassandra Rose Clarke (TBR and Beyond Tours)

Review: ‘The Black Kids’ by Christina Hammonds Reed

Sometimes people, they see your skin, and all they know of you is war. Rating: 4.8/5 paper planes Genre: Historical fiction; coming-of-age Publication: 4 Aug 2020 Pages: 368 (hardback) Synopsis: Los Angeles, 1992. It’s the end of senior year. Ashley and her friends can already feel the endless possibilities of summer. Everything changes when four … Continue reading Review: ‘The Black Kids’ by Christina Hammonds Reed

Review: ‘The Sin Eater’ by Megan Campisi

Don't I know by now that folk see their sins in the way they choose? There's always a reason as to why selfishness is not really selfish and crimes are honest and waiting safely by while somefolk else is killed is really the more courageous choice. Rating: 3.8/5 paper planes Genre: Alternative historical fiction (Tudor … Continue reading Review: ‘The Sin Eater’ by Megan Campisi

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books I Read in 2019

It's been a hot minute since I did a TTT post! TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!) Where possible, I've included links to my full reviews in the headings. 1. 'I Was Born For This' by Alice Oseman My laptop … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books I Read in 2019

Mini-Review: The Wind in the Wall by Sally Gardner (illust. Rovina Cai)

Forgive me. It was a foolishness. Wishes are such sweet profanities; they fall so carelessly from the mouth. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4/5) Genre: Historical fantasy short story (graphic novel) Synopsis: 'I have no idea how long I have been incarcerated in these ancient walls . . . Let me explain how I find … Continue reading Mini-Review: The Wind in the Wall by Sally Gardner (illust. Rovina Cai)

Review: Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1) by Justina Ireland

I've seen you skulking on the county roads in the dead of night, Miss McKeene. Do you know they call you the Angel of the Crossroads, the people you save? Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4/5) Genre: YA Zombie thriller/alternative historical fiction Synopsis: Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk … Continue reading Review: Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1) by Justina Ireland