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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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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Recipes from Fiction!

I don’t know about you, but I really love food and sometimes the books I read mention things that taste so mouthwateringly delicious that I wish the author would include the recipe! The holidays always has me spending more time in the kitchen baking as I sing along to Christmas songs and dance around coated in flour (by accident of course lol) so I thought I’d share some recipes with you this Christmas. I’ve included three recipes, all from books! Keep scrolling to find the recipes and also a bit about the books they’re found in.

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This Vicious Grace

This Vicious Grace (The Last Finestra #1) by Emily Thiede (2022)

-eARC Review-

YA Fiction | Fantasy

Blurb:

Three weddings. Three funerals. Alessa’s gift from the gods is supposed to magnify a partner’s magic, not kill every suitor she touches.

Now, with only weeks left until a hungry swarm of demons devours everything on her island home, Alessa is running out of time to find a partner and stop the invasion. When a powerful priest convinces the faithful that killing Alessa is the island’s only hope, her own soldiers try to assassinate her.

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Spotlight: Revenge de los Muertos

I couldn’t resist putting together a lil spotlight post for an upcoming release that I am SO excited for! Author Talis Jones has a new series coming out and this time she’s selected the urban fantasy genre. As you all know, I read almost every genre out there but when I need something fun, something to take me away from whatever is causing me stress in my life, I often turn to paranormal or urban fantasy (the difference between the two remains largely unknown to me, I admit). There’s just something about magic or the supernatural set in a world of Walmarts, roller rinks, and student loans that is fun to me. It’s our world, but with a little extra.

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Recorder

Recorder (Children of the Consortium #1) by Cathy McCrumb (2021)

-eARC Review-

Fiction | Sci-Fi

Blurb:

The Consortium is All. But Recorder Can No Longer Obey.

Recorder has no family, no friends, and no name. Donated to the Consortium before birth, her sole purpose is to maintain and verify the records. A neural implant and drone ensure compliance, punishing for displays of bias.

Suddenly cut off from controlling technology, Recorder tastes what it means to be human. But if the Consortium discovers her feelings, everyone she knows will be in danger.

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Cover Reveal | On Destiny

I’m back with another exciting announcement from Aileen Erin! As you may know, I am a huge fan of her Aunare Chronicles series (keep an eye out for my ARC review of On Mission, book 3!) and today I am happy to help share the official cover reveal for ON DESTINY, book 4 in the series! Keep reading to find out more about this latest release or if you’re new to the series I’ve also included a mini review of book 1, Off Planet!

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The Prison Healer

The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer #1) by Lynette Noni (2021)

YA Fiction | Fantasy

Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years fighting for survival in the notorious death prison, Zalindov, working as the prison healer.

When the Rebel Queen is captured, Kiva is charged with keeping the terminally ill woman alive long enough for her to undergo the Trial by Ordeal: a series of elemental challenges against the torments of air, fire, water, and earth, assigned to only the most dangerous of criminals.

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Cover Reveal | Recorder: Children of the Consortium

I’m so excited to be a part of the grand cover reveal for RECORDER by debut author Cathy McCrumb!! This is the first book in the new and exciting Children of the Consortium science fiction trilogy and I 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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