Babel – R. F. Kuang – ARC Review

Title: Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution
Author
: R. F. Kuang
Genre: Fantasy
Published
: August 23rd, 2022 (Harper Voyager)
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Wrath Goddess Sing – Maya Deane – ARC Review

Title: Wrath Goddess Sing
Author
: Maya Deane
Genre: Mythology, Retelling
Published
: June 7th, 2022 (William Morrow)
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Mini Reviews #19

Hello readers, and welcome to Mini Reviews, where I talk about some of the books I don’t write full length reviews for. This installment, let’s chat about: Aru Shah & the Nectar of Immortality, This Golden State and Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak.

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Eyes of the Void – Adrian Tchaikovsky – ARC Review

Title: Eyes of the Void
Series: The Final Architecture #2
Author
: Adrian Tchaikovsky
Genre: Science Fiction
Published
: May 3rd, 2022 (Orbit)
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House of Sky and Breath – Sarah J. Maas

Title: House of Sky and Breath
Series: Crescent City #2
Author
: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy
Published
: February 15th, 2022 (Bloomsbury Publishing)
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Best of 2021 | Blogmas 2021: Day 20

Welcome to Day 20 of Blogmas 2021! It’s finally time to share the post I have been adding to all year – my best of shelf picks for 2021! My regular readers will know that I rarely rate a book above 4 stars and even fewer of those make this list. Of the 150+ books I’ve read so far this year, I’ve chosen 11 for this list – a slightly higher ratio than usual, but these books were simply too good to leave any out.

As a reminder of the criteria I use for this list, the book has to be published in the same year, I should have given it a rating of 4 stars or higher, with something that I felt made it stand out over the other books. The titles are just in publication order this year because if I started trying to rank them, this post would still be in my drafts. Without further ado, let’s check out my favorite books of 2021!

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Aurora’s End – Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman | Blogmas 2021: Day 12

Title: Aurora’s End
Series: The Aurora Cycle #3
Author
: Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Published
: November 9th, 2021 (Knopf BYR)
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The Last Graduate – Naomi Novik

Title: The Last Graduate
Series: The Scholomance #2
Author
: Naomi Novik
Genre: Fantasy
Published
: September 28th, 2021 (Del Rey Books)
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As Good As Dead – Holly Jackson

Title: As Good As Dead
Series: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #3
Author
: Holly Jackson
Genre: YA, Mystery
Published
: September 28th, 2021 (Delacorte Press)
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The Bronzed Beasts – Roshani Chokshi

Title: The Bronzed Beasts
Series: The Gilded Wolves #3
Author
: Roshani Chokshi
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: September 21st, 2021 (Wednesday Books)
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Iron Widow – Xiran Jay Zhao – ARC Review

Title: Iron Widow
Series: Iron Widow #1
Author
: Xiran Jay Zhao
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: September 21st, 2021 (Penguin Teen)
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A Court of Silver Flames – Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Silver Flames
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #4
Author
: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: February 16th, 2021 (Bloomsbury Publishing)
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Chain of Iron – Cassandra Clare

Title: Chain of Iron
Series: The Last Hours #2
Author
: Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: March 2nd, 2021 (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
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We Free the Stars – Hafsah Faizal

Title: We Free the Stars
Series: Sands of Arawiya #2
Author
: Hafsah Faizal
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: January 19th, 2021 (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)
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The Rose Code – Kate Quinn – ARC Review

Title: The Rose Code
Author
: Kate Quinn
Genre: Historical Fiction
Published
: March 9th, 2021 (William Morrow)
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Good Girl, Bad Blood – Holly Jackson – ARC Review

Title: Good Girl, Bad Blood
Series: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #2
Author
: Holly Jackson
Genre: YA, Mystery, Thriller
Published
: March 2nd, 2021 (Delacorte Press)
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Lore – Alexandra Bracken

Title: Lore
Author
: Alexandra Bracken
Genre: YA, Mythological Fiction, Fantasy
Published
: January 5th, 2021 (Disney-Hyperion)
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Best of 2020 | Blogmas Day 21

Best of 2020

Blogmas Day 21

Welcome to Day 21 of Blogmas 2020! This has to be the post I look forward to writing the most every year, where I share the books that made my best of shelf for the year. My regular readers will know that I don’t rarely rate a book above 4 stars and even fewer of those make this list. This year, of the 200+ books I’ve read this year, I’ve chosen 8 for this list. As a reminder of the criteria I use for this list, the book has to be published in the same year, I should have given it a rating of 4 stars or higher, with something that I felt made it stand out over the other books – and for once, yes, the books are in order this year. Without further ado, let’s check out my favourite books of 2020!

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Supernova – Marissa Meyer | Blogmas Day 8

Book Review: Supernova – Marissa Meyer

Blogmas Day 8

Title: Supernova
Series: Renegades #3
Author
: Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: November 5th, 2019 (Feiwel & Friends)
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Archenemies – Marissa Meyer | Blogmas Day 6

Book Review: Archenemies – Marissa Meyer

Blogmas Day 6

Title: Archenemies
Series: Renegades #2
Author
: Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: November 6th, 2018 (Feiwel & Friends)
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