Review: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

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My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 352
Pacing: Normal
Publisher: SourcebooksFire
Published: July 9th 2019

Trigger Warnings: Violence, death of a parent, grief, depression.

 

 

In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.

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Review: Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia

now entering addamsvilleMy rating: 4 ½ out of 5 stars
Genre: YA Mystery
Pages: 368
Pacing: Normal
Publisher: October 1st, 2019
Published: Greenwillow Books
LGBTQ Rep: asexuality (#OWNVOICE), lesbian

 

 

Zora Novak has been framed.

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Review: All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

all the crooked saints

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Genre: YA magical realism
Pages: 320
Pacing: Normal to fast
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: October 10th, 2017

 

 

 

Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle.
Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.

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Review: Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

WinterwoodMy rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Genre: YA Fantasy / Magical Realism
Pages: 323
Pacing: Slow
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: November 5th, 2019

 

 

 

Be careful of the dark, dark wood…

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Review: The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin

the fifth seasonMy rating: 4 ½ out of 5 stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 468
Pacing: Slow to Normal
Publisher: Orbit
Published: August 4th, 2015

 

 

 

This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze — the world-spanning empire whose innovations have been civilization’s bedrock for a thousand years — collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a madman’s vengeance. And worst of all, across the heart of the vast continent known as the Stillness, a great red rift has been torn into the heart of the earth, spewing ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.
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REVIEW: Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

waiting for tom hanksMy rating: 2 ½ out of 5 stars
Genre: Romance
Pages: 230
Pacing: Slow to normal
Publisher: Berkley
Published: June 11th, 2019

 

 

Can a romcom-obssessed romantic finally experience the meet-cute she always dreamed of or will reality never compare to fiction, in this charming debut adult novel from Kerry Winfrey.
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REVIEW: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

 

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My rating:
5 out of 5 stars
Genre: LGBTQ+ Romance
Pages: 423
Pacing: Normal
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: May 14th, 2019

 

 

What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?
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