Review: ‘The High Auction’ (‘Wisdom Revolution’, #1) by Misba

“[S]peaking means nothing if you don’t have voice. The real voice. The voice that never fears.
The voice that never doubts.
The voice that wins without being loud.” Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Sci-fi-fantasy; post-apocalyptic utopia/dystopiaPublication: 21 July 2021Pages: 164 (paperback) Synopsis: In the near future, a machinist, a monk, and a mesmerizer are looking for the … Continue reading Review: ‘The High Auction’ (‘Wisdom Revolution’, #1) by Misba

ARC Review: ‘Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms’ by Crystal Frasier, Val Wise and Oscar O. Jupiter

"[N]o matter what I do, everyone is always looking at me. I'm always the center of attention. And they think if I screw up, or freak out, it's because I'm a trans girl... Never because I'm just not perfect."All quotes are from the ARC (advance reader copy), subject to change in the final version. Rating: … Continue reading ARC Review: ‘Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms’ by Crystal Frasier, Val Wise and Oscar O. Jupiter

Book Tour Stop: ‘Josephine Against the Sea’ by Shakirah Bourne

I find myself on top of Coconut Hill, in front of the view of the shimmering blue sea - inviting, magical, but dangerous.[All quotes are from the ARC, subject to change in the final edition.] Rating: 4.9/5 paper planes Genre: Middle-grade contemporary fantasyPublication: 6 July 2021 (Scholastic)Pages: 304 (hardcover) Synopsis: Meet Josephine, the most loveable … Continue reading Book Tour Stop: ‘Josephine Against the Sea’ by Shakirah Bourne

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: ‘Legendborn’ (‘Legendborn’, #1) by Tracy Deonn

"Legends are dangerous, Bree. Don't underestimate them." Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA urban fantasy (Arthurian legend)Publication: 15 Sep 2020Pages: 512 (hardcover) Synopsis: After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like … Continue reading Review: ‘Legendborn’ (‘Legendborn’, #1) by Tracy Deonn

Let’s Talk Bookish: The Pros and Cons of Book Blogging

This is my first time doing a Let's Talk Bookish/discussion post! Here we go... ProsConsGetting to read new releases/ARCs! Especially discovering NetGalley (and now Edelweiss!) Getting to be part of book tours is cool as well.Pressure to keep up with new releases and neglecting books I've wanted to read for ages. (Especially if I've over-requested … Continue reading Let’s Talk Bookish: The Pros and Cons of Book Blogging

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookstores and Libraries I’d Love to Visit

It's the 10th anniversary of Top Ten Tuesday! One of the options was to pick a past TTT topic I wish I’d done, but didn’t get a chance to do. I spotted this one about bookstores and libraries and it looks fun! I've kept them to ones I have realistic chances of actually getting to... … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Bookstores and Libraries I’d Love to Visit

Review: ‘What We Deserve’ by Alyssa Nohar

Why do all of these books make it seem like making friends was the easiest thing in the world, and why did they all assume that everyone already had friends? Rating: 4/5 stars Genre: YA contemporary coming-of-age Synopsis: Finally diagnosed with social and generalized anxiety disorder after years of silent suffering, Amaya spent twelfth grade … Continue reading Review: ‘What We Deserve’ by Alyssa Nohar

Mini-Review: ‘Nimona’ by Noelle Stevenson

"You're not the first one who thought you could HELP me... or FIX me... or SAVE me... You're not the first one who thought you could CARE about me until you found out how bad it really was." Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: Science-Fiction-Fantasy (graphic novel) Synopsis: Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a … Continue reading Mini-Review: ‘Nimona’ by Noelle Stevenson