The Heretic’s Guide to Homecoming by Sienna Tristen “Life is transformation. You change or you die.” Ashamed of his past and overwhelmed by his future, Ronoah Genoveffa Elizzi-denna Pilanovani feels too small for his own name. After a graceless exit from his homeland in the Acharrioni desert, his anxiety has sabotaged every attempt at redemption. Asides from a fiery devotion to his godling, the one … Continue reading Review: The Heretic’s Guide to Homecoming | my new favorite book!!
This was actually…incredibly sweet. I know, right?! A YA contemporary romance I enjoyed?! SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL TODAY. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone … Continue reading Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before | ok maybe y.a. romance is decent
FTL, Y’all!: Tales From the Age of the $200 Warp Drive Six months from now, detailed schematics anonymously uploaded to the Internet will describe, with absolute precision, how to build a faster-than-light engine for $200 in easily-available parts. Space travel will be instantly—and chaotically—democratized. The entire cosmos is suddenly within reach of all humankind, without organization, authority, or limitation. This comics anthology is about what … Continue reading Review: FTL, Y’all! | a wonderful comics anthology about what comes after the warp drive
Hello, bloggy friends. I have just finished Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Yes, that one. That script of that play that everybody and their mother has been screaming about for weeks, for months, the one that had midnight release parties and the entire Harry Potter fandom coming back- not like they ever left, really- full blown. The thing that JKR said she wasn’t really … Continue reading A Review of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child | I really don’t know what I just read
Ohhhhh my goodness. Oh mah goodness- I think this is the first ARC that I’ve fallen in love with this much (thanks, Netgalley and Sourcebooks!). I was not expecting to love You Were Here as much as I did! It was one of the most unique, thrilling reads I’ve had in the contemporary genre in a while. (Also, its cover is mag-ni-fi-cent. Just sayin’.) You … Continue reading ARC Review: You Were Here by Cori McCarthy | unique in every single aspect
I received this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my review in any way. Worlds of Ink and Shadow was definitely a very intriguing book and take on the Bronte siblings’ life. The book follows Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and Branwell, who are all curiously divided by their sisters’ deaths and ability to cross through to … Continue reading ARC Review: Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley
The Drosten’s Curse by A.L. Kennedy
From award-winning author A.L. Kennedy, an original Doctor Who novel featuring the beloved Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker.
“I shall make you the jewel at the heart of the universe.”
Something distinctly odd is going on in Arbroath. It could be to do with golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers’ Golf Spa Hotel, never to be seen again. It might be related to the strange twin grandchildren of the equally strange Mrs Fetch–owner of the hotel and fascinated with octopuses. It could be the fact that people in the surrounding area suddenly know what others are thinking, without anyone saying a word.
Whatever it is, the Doctor is most at home when faced with the distinctly odd. With the help of Fetch Brothers’ Junior Receptionist Bryony, he’ll get to the bottom of things. Just so long as he does so in time to save Bryony from quite literally losing her mind, and the entire world from destruction.
Because something huge, ancient and alien lies hidden beneath the ground and it’s starting to wake up…
Darkthaw by Kate A. Boorman
For as long as Emmeline can remember, she’s longed to leave the isolated world of the settlement and explore the wilderness that calls to her in her dreams. And now that the Council has fallen, she will finally, finally get that chance. With First Peoples guide Matisa at her side, Emmeline rallies a brave group to join her on her quest into the unknown, including her beloved Kane and his two younger brothers.
But the journey soon proves far more dangerous than Emmeline anticipated—with warring clans, slavers, colonists, disease, and natural disasters seemingly at every turn. After putting so many lives in danger, she starts to doubt everything she once knew. Did she make the right choice to leave the settlement—and can her relationship with Kane survive the ordeal? Matisa insists that to set things right and to fight the evil that is bringing all this danger and turmoil to the forest, Emmeline must journey to Matisa’s people—even if that means leaving Kane behind.
Like I said- my first ARC review! Eep! *flails excitedly* I hope you guys enjoy the review, I enjoyed the book, and I would definitely recommend it when it comes out (August 4).
I received this book from Penguin and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks, Penguin!
Okay, guys, I might have a bit of a problem. As I’m writing this post, it is July 9 (crazy pre-scheduling yeah) and I bought it five days ago. Since then, I have read it three times. I think I’m in love. ❤ (links to goodreads, no spoilers until warning)