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Review: We Shall Be Monsters by Tara Sim

Review: We Shall Be Monsters by Tara Sim

I devoured this one! We Shall Be Monsters by is a YA fantasy steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The story begins with the death of Kajal’s sister Lasya. Kajal vows to bring her back, but to do so means breaking tradition and burying her body instead of burning it. Kajal works tirelessly to get […]

Posted June 17, 2024 by Lillian in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Twelfth Knight by Alexene Farol Follmuth

Review: Twelfth Knight by Alexene Farol Follmuth

This was such a fun read! Twelfth Knight by is a YA contemporary Shakespearean retelling about two teens with more in common than they think. Viola Reyes is a girl against the world. Opinionated and unafraid to voice it, Vi lets few people close to her and trusts even fewer. Jack Orsino, the bane of […]

Posted June 3, 2024 by Lillian in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Into the Sunken City by Dinesh Thiru

Review: Into the Sunken City by Dinesh Thiru

Breath-taking adventure! Into the Sunken City by debut author is an exciting dystopian retelling of Treasure Island set in a future that sees most of the world underwater and divers are wrecking sunken landmarks and cities. Jin Haldar’s life changed when her father died in a diving accident leaving her in charge of their seaside […]

Posted January 22, 2024 by Lillian in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Seasparrow by Kristin Cashore

Review: Seasparrow by Kristin Cashore

I cannot get enough of the Graceling world, and I was so excited when I learned that was returning to it. Seasparrow is the fifth installment of the series told exclusively from Hava’s POV. Hava is Queen Bitterblue’s half-sister and spy, a skilled Graceling, and one that I couldn’t wait to learn more about. Following […]

Posted November 18, 2022 by Lillian in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Weekend Binge: Cupcake by Cookie O’Gormon

The Weekend Binge: Cupcake by Cookie O’Gormon

Cupcake by is a fluffy YA rom-com read about self-confidence, staying true to your values, and enjoying the moments life gives you. Ariel is a plus-sized social media baking star who is planning what she will cook to win a baking contest that comes with a scholarship when out of the blue she is nominated […]

Posted November 12, 2022 by Lillian in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Darkening by Sunya Mara

Review: The Darkening by Sunya Mara

I did not realize how much I’ve missed fantasy until I started reading this book! The Darkening by debut author is the first in a dark fantasy series about the daughter of failed revolutionaries and a prince fearful of his destiny. All the things I love about fantasy are present in this one: experimental magic, […]

Posted July 18, 2022 by Lillian in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Rise of the Vicious Princess by CJ Redwine

Review: Rise of the Vicious Princess by CJ Redwine

Unputdownable! Rise of the Vicious Princess by is the first book in a new YA political fantasy duology. Calera has been at war with its neighboring kingdom Montevallo for 19 years. As a result, the kingdom is reaching the end of its coffers, it’s citizens are losing faith in their monarch, and both sides are […]

Posted June 13, 2022 by Lillian in Reviews / 2 Comments