Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1) by Laini Taylor (2011)

YA Fiction | Fantasy

Blurb:

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.

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Fifth Sun Series

Today I am excited to help celebrate the final book in the Fifth Sun series with this series post! The cover reveal for book 5 is today and that also means that it’s available for pre-order! Surrender de la Llama (Surrender of the Flame) releases on July 16, 2022 and if you haven’t started this urban fantasy series yet then now is the time to get started so you can binge straight through! Keep reading this post for more info on the series (no spoilers!) and the author!

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Fragmented Souls

Fragmented Souls (Fragmented Souls #1) by Kasha Ross (2022)

YA Fiction | Dystopia

Blurb:

When Mother Earth grew tired of giving her people chance after chance to right their wrongs, she resorted to her last hope and released a toxic gas into the atmosphere. She spared only her creations and killed over eight billion people. In a new society made up of just three cities and five towns, a tyrant claimed power. The initial hope swiftly dissolved into starvation and fear in a place built on greed, motivated by violence, and populated by those who wished only for a quick death.

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One-line Reviews: May 2022

Best wishes, May! Time for my post of one-line reviews for a few of the books I’ve read/finished this month. It’s short and gets to the point so if you haven’t been a fan of my usual sprawling review style then this is the complete opposite. Follow me on Goodreads if you’d like to keep up with all of the books I read each month.

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Jade City

Jade City (The Green Bone Saga #1) by Fonda Lee (2017)

Fiction | Urban Fantasy

Blurb:

JADE CITY is a gripping Godfather-esque saga of intergenerational blood feuds, vicious politics, magic, and kungfu.

The Kaul family is one of two crime syndicates that control the island of Kekon. It’s the only place in the world that produces rare magical jade, which grants those with the right training and heritage superhuman abilities. 

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Cover Reveal | Aberration

I’m so excited to be a part of the grand cover reveal for ABERRATION by author Cathy McCrumb!! This is the highly anticipated second book in the thrilling Children of the Consortium science fiction trilogy and I absolutely cannot wait to read it! Keep scrolling to find out more and don’t forget to add it to your TBR so you don’t miss out!

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Iron Widow

Iron Widow (Iron Widow #1) by Xiran Jay Zhao (2021)

YA Fiction | Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Blurb:

The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn’t matter that the girls often die from the mental strain. 

When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it’s to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister’s death. But she gets her vengeance in a way nobody expected—she kills him through the psychic link between pilots and emerges from the cockpit unscathed. She is labeled an Iron Widow, a much-feared and much-silenced kind of female pilot who can sacrifice boys to power up Chrysalises instead.​ 

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One-line Reviews: April 2022

Fare thee well, April! Time for my post of one-line reviews for a few of the books I’ve read/finished this month. It’s short and gets to the point so if you haven’t been a fan of my usual sprawling review style then this is the complete opposite. Follow me on Goodreads if you’d like to keep up with all of the books I read each month.

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Welcome to K-dramas

Welcome to my K-drama addiction…

Squid Game (2021)

Squid Game finally brought the world’s attention to Korean dramas but, despite its popularity, psychological thrillers might not be for everyone so I decided to compile a list of a few (okay, maybe more than a few) shows that I’ve seen and enjoyed from various genres. They aren’t all K-dramas, but they are all very entertaining in their own ways so hopefully you’ll find something on the list to help dip your toe into an entire other continent of storytelling if you haven’t already. There’s so much you might be missing out on! And this is totally just my own opinion so you may or may not agree with my suggestions. For perspective, I’m a Mexican-American girl with a strong preference for sweet, happy endings and this list is of the shows lining my path into the world of K-dramas.

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The Murder of Mr. Wickham

The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray (2022)

~eARC review~

Fiction | Mystery | Historical

Blurb:

From New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray—a summer house party turns into a thrilling whodunit when Mr. Wickham, one of literature’s most notorious villains, meets a sudden and suspicious end in this brilliantly imagined mystery featuring Jane Austen’s leading literary characters.

The happily married Mr. Knightley and Emma are throwing a house party, bringing together distant relatives and new acquaintances—characters beloved by Jane Austen fans. Definitely not invited is Mr. Wickham, whose latest financial scheme has netted him an even broader array of enemies. As tempers flare and secrets are revealed, it’s clear that everyone would be happier if Mr. Wickham got his comeuppance. Yet they’re all shocked when Wickham turns up murdered—except, of course, for the killer hidden in their midst.

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