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Book Review – The Time Trials

The Time Trials by Jon McConnell and Dayna McConnell is the first book in a YA sci-fi series featuring a a group of four teenagers who compete in a secret time travel competition. I received this as an ARC through NetGalley but it was actually released last year. The second book is being released in… Continue reading Book Review – The Time Trials

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Book Review – Defy the Night

Defy the Night is the newish YA fantasy series from Brigid Kemmerer, the author of the A Curse so Dark and Lonely series. Although this first book came of in September 2021, I've heard relatively little about it. I think some of this has to do with it being somewhat about a pandemic and people… Continue reading Book Review – Defy the Night

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ARC Review – A Magic Steeped in Poison

A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin is the first book in a new YA fantasy duology set to be published March 29, 2022. The atmosphere in this book lived up to the beautiful cover and despite a somewhat rushed plot, I gave it 4 stars. Goodreads Description For Ning, the only thing… Continue reading ARC Review – A Magic Steeped in Poison

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ARC Review – The Rumor Game

The Rumor Gas by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra is a YA contemporary novel set to be published on March 1, 2022. This novel uses mixed-media to explore how rumors run rampant and impact the lives of three high school girls in a prep school outside of Washington, DC. I really enjoyed those discussions as… Continue reading ARC Review – The Rumor Game

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ARC Review – Bright Ruined Things

Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe is a YA historical fantasy set to be published February 15, 2022. I've had this one on NetGalley for months as the release date was pushed back from the original date in fall 2021 and I was excited to get into it. Goodreads Description The only life Mae has… Continue reading ARC Review – Bright Ruined Things

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ARC Review – The Gaps

The Gaps by Leanne Hall is a YA contemporary phycological fiction novel set in Australia. According to NetGalley, this book will be published February 8, 2022 although Goodreads and Amazon say it was published in March 2021. Description When sixteen-year-old Yin Mitchell is abducted, the news reverberates through the whole Year Ten class at Balmoral… Continue reading ARC Review – The Gaps

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ARC Review – Castles in Their Bones

Castles in Their Bones is the first book in a new YA fantasy series by Laura Sebastian who is the author of the Ash Princess trilogy. While I liked the Ash Princess, I read it way too late and never picked up the second book but I decided to give this author another shot. I… Continue reading ARC Review – Castles in Their Bones

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Book Review – The Midnight Bargain

The Midnight Bargain by CL Polk is a YA fantasy published in 2020. I listened to this on audiobook and ended up giving it 2 stars. Goodreads Description Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her… Continue reading Book Review – The Midnight Bargain