Mini Reviews #22

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 I’m discussing Legendborn, The Undercover Secretary and Five Survive.

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Book Review: All of Our Demise – Amanda Foody & C L Herman

All of Our Demise

Author: Amanda Foody & C. L. Herman

Series: All of Us Villains #2

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Published: August 30th, 2022 (Tor Teen )

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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ARC Review: Stardust In Their Veins – Laura Sebastian

Stardust In Their Veins

Author: Laura Sebastian

Series: Castles In Their Bones #2

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Published: February 7th, 2023 (Delacorte Press)

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Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Book Review: Kingdom of the Feared – Kerri Maniscalco

Kingdom of the Feared

Author: Kerri Maniscalco

Series: Kingdom of the Wicked #3

Genre: Fantasy

Published: September 27th, 2022 (Little, Brown BYR )

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Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Book Review: The Golden Enclaves – Naomi Novik

The Golden Enclaves

Author: Naomi Novik

Series: The Scholomance #3

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Published: September 27th, 2022 (Del Rey Books)

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Mini Reviews #21 – ARC Edition

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 is a little different, since all the reviews are for ARCs I received last year that I haven’t yet reviewed and I’ll be discussing The Secret Society of Salzburg, Seoulmates and Nubia: The Awakening.

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2022 Book Haul

Merry Christmas and welcome to my 2022 book haul post!

The funny thing is that I intended to add very few physical books to my shelves this year and managed to keep myself from buying any books for most of 2022 – until my birthday, which is when it all went out the window and now I have a good sized pile of new books after all. Let’s take a look!

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Best of 2022

Welcome to my annual post discussing my best of shelf picks for 2022! My regular readers will know that I rarely rate a book above 4 stars and even fewer of those make this list. Of the nearly 150 books I’ve read so far this year, I’ve chosen 5 for this list – a much lower number than recent years.

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 actually ranked for a change this year. I usually have a really hard time doing so, but this time, there were some reads that were simply head and shoulders above the rest, so I figured it would be a shame to not rank them. Without further ado, let’s check out my favorite books of 2022!

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Most Awaited Releases – Winter 2023

Hello readers! The holidays are right around the corner and I’ve been working on my winter 2023 TBR. I’ve been extremely picky with my TBR for the next year, because my reading tastes have been changing quite a bit recently and also owing to the ridiculous backlog I’m going to have from this year – hence why there are only 8 books on this list this time around instead of 10. Let’s take a look!


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The Ballad of Never After – Stephanie Garber

Title: The Ballad of Never After
Series: Once Upon A Broken Heart #2
Author
: Stephanie Garber
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: September 13th, 2022 (Flatiron Books)
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Rust in the Root – Justina Ireland – ARC Review

Title: Rust in the Root
Author
: Justina Ireland
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: September 20th, 2022 (Balzer + Bray)
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The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey – Serena Burdick – ARC Review

Title: The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey
Author
: Serena Burdick
Genre: Mystery
Published
: November 1st, 2022 (Park Row)
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Pretty Dead Queens – Alexa Donne – ARC Review

Title: Pretty Dead Queens
Author
: Alexa Donne
Genre: YA, Mystery
Published
: October 4th, 2022 (Crown BYR)
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Children of Ragnarok – Cinda Williams Chima – ARC Review

Title: Children of Ragnarok
Series: Runestone Saga #1
Author
: Cinda Williams Chima
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mythology
Published
: November 8th, 2022 (Balzer & Bray)
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The Winter Garden – Nicola Cornick – ARC Review

Title: The Winter Garden
Author
: Nicola Cornick
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery
Published
: October 25th, 2022 (Graydon House)
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If You Could See The Sun – Ann Liang – HTP Books Fall 2022 YA Blog Tour

Hello readers! Welcome to my stop on the Harlequin Trade Publishing Fall 2022 YA Blog Tour for If You Could See The Sun by Ann Liang! Thank you to Harlequin Trade Publishing and the author for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this tour.

Title: If You Could See The Sun
Author
: Ann Liang
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Fantasy
Published
: October 11th, 2022 (Inkyard Press)
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The Empress of Time – Kylie Lee Baker | ARC Review

Title: The Empress of Time
Series: The Keeper of Night #2
Author
: Kylie Lee Baker
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: October 4th, 2022 (Inkyard Press)
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Bone Weaver – Aden Polydoros | ARC Review

Title: Bone Weaver
Author
: Aden Polydoros
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: September 20th, 2022 (Inkyard Press)
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Book of Night – Holly Black

Title: Book of Night
Series: Book of Night #1
Author
: Holly Black
Genre: Fantasy
Published
: May 3rd, 2022 (Tor Books)
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She Who Became The Sun – Shelley Parker-Chan

Title: She Who Became The Sun
Series: The Radiant Emperor #1
Author
: Shelley Parker-Chan
Genre: Fantasy
Published
: July 20th, 2021 (Tor Books)
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