The Girl the Sea Gave Back

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young (2019)
-ARC Review-

the girl the sea gave back

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3 StarsBlurb:

“For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse. Continue reading

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Fantasyland Series

Fantasyland #1-3 by Kristen Ashley (2011)

fantasyland series

Fiction | Fantasy Romance | (TV-MA)
3.5 Stars

I decided to do a mini review for the series, although I’ve only read 3 of the 5 books in the series (I’m just not much interested in the other two), rather than a separate post for each. But I’ll list each book individually below with a link to my Goodreads review for it beneath if you’re interested in hearing my thoughts about a specific book in the series. Continue reading

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed (2016)

rogue one

Fiction | Sci-Fi
5 starsBlurb:

Go beyond the film with a novelization featuring new scenes and expanded material.

As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate . . . and a threat that may be too great to overcome. Continue reading

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (1962)

the man in the high castle

Fiction | Sci-Fi/Dystopia | Alternate History
4 StarsBlurb:

“Philip K. Dick’s acclaimed cult novel gives us a horrifying glimpse of an alternative world – one where the Allies have lost the Second World War. In this nightmare dystopia the Nazis have taken over New York, the Japanese control California and the African continent is virtually wiped out. In a neutral buffer zone in America that divides the world’s new rival superpowers, lives the author of an underground bestseller. His book offers a new vision of reality – an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers were defeated – giving hope to the disenchanted. Does ‘reality’ lie with him, or is his world just one among many others?”
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Lingering

Lingering by Melissa Simonson (2019)
-eARC Review-

Lingering

Fiction | Sci-Fi
4 StarsBlurb:

“Death doesn’t have to be the end.
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Say all those things you should have said. Get their advice, hear their comforting words. Let them celebrate your achievements and soothe your fears like they used to.
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*Some conditions may apply. Please call our office for details.”  Continue reading