Review: ‘Spin the Dawn’ (‘The Blood of Stars’, #1) by Elizabeth Lim

Day after day and night after night, she spun the dawn and unraveled the dusk. Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA fantasyPublication: 4 March 2021 (originally published 9 July 2019 in hardback)Pages: 416 (paperback) Synopsis (from Hachette): On the fringes of the Great Spice Road, Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the … Continue reading Review: ‘Spin the Dawn’ (‘The Blood of Stars’, #1) by Elizabeth Lim

Book Tour Stop: Review of ‘Malice’ by Heather Walter

Today's my stop on the 'MALICE' book tour and I'm super excited to finally post my review! [A] single tear tracks down her cheek. It might as well be an ocean. I will drown in it. Rating: 4.25/5 paper planes Genre: Fantasy (fairytale retelling, villain origin story, LGBTQ+)Publication: 13 April 2021Pages: 400 (hardcover) Synopsis: Once … Continue reading Book Tour Stop: Review of ‘Malice’ by Heather Walter

Review: ‘Darkdawn’ (‘The Nevernight Chronicle’, #3) by Jay Kristoff

[T]o live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die. And to burn in the memories of our friends is to never say goodbye. Rating: 3.85/5 paper planes Genre: High fantasyPublication: 5 Sep 2017Pages: 419 (hardback) Synopsis: The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in … Continue reading Review: ‘Darkdawn’ (‘The Nevernight Chronicle’, #3) by Jay Kristoff

Book Tour Stop: Review and Favourite Quotes from ‘I Think I Love You’ by Auriane Desombre!

I fell in love with the idea of love as I watched it written large across my television screen. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA LGBTQ+ contemporaryPublication: 2 March 2021Pages: 320 (paperback) Synopsis: A sweet and funny debut novel about falling for someone when you least expect it . . . and finding out that real … Continue reading Book Tour Stop: Review and Favourite Quotes from ‘I Think I Love You’ by Auriane Desombre!

The New Year’s Resolutions Reading Challenge

Thanks Laura @ The Corner of Laura for creating this cool challenge and tagging me! I'm going to be picking mostly from my ARCs and then my library books which I'll need to return when they reopen. Rules: Link back to the original creator (The Corner of Laura) and link back to the challenge page … Continue reading The New Year’s Resolutions Reading Challenge

Review: ‘Godsgrave’ (‘The Nevernight Chronicle’, #2) by Jay Kristoff

“Sanguii e Gloria.”
Mia shook her head. “You can keep the glory, Furian.”She turned her eyes to the consul’s chair.
“I’m just here for the blood.” Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Adult/New adult fantasyPublication: 5 Sep 2017Pages: 448 (ebook) Synopsis: Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many … Continue reading Review: ‘Godsgrave’ (‘The Nevernight Chronicle’, #2) by Jay Kristoff

Review: ‘Paris By Starlight’ by Robert Dinsdale

"The world is full of impossible questions, Isabelle. You can't hope to get it right. You just have to get it least wrong." Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Adult magical realismPublication: 5 Nov 2020 (Del Rey)Pages: 480 (hardcover) Synopsis: Every city has its own magic... Every night on their long journey to Paris from their … Continue reading Review: ‘Paris By Starlight’ by Robert Dinsdale

The BTS ‘BE’ Book Tag (Original!) + song commentary

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Rules: Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post.Link to the original tag’s creator: Sabrina @ Notes From a Paper Plane Nomad (please credit if using these graphics!)Pick a book that fits each prompt.Tag your friends or leave it open-ended!Copy-paste these rules and list of prompts in your tag post (it should automatically pingback … Continue reading The BTS ‘BE’ Book Tag (Original!) + song commentary

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)