Category: bookreview

Review: Jade War (Green Bone Saga #2) by Fonda Lee:

My review for the sequel to the incredible fantasy Jade City is up now! If you haven’t started this series yet, then do yourselves a favor and check it out because it’s pretty amazing! This sequel is somehow even better than the first book. Lee has mentioned that this series is basically a mix of her love of kung fu movies and mafia movies and yeah, it’s pretty badass. Come check it out!

Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang:

Hey guys, I have a review up for The Dragon Republic, follow-up to the incredible fantasy The Poppy War that came out last year! This is an intense and incredible Asian-inspired fantasy that I can’t recommend enough.  Come check it out if you’re interested!

Review: The Grand Dark by Richard Kadrey:

Another new review went up yesterday for The Grand Dark by Richard Kadrey! This was a really interesting book that I don’t really know how to describe in just one sentence, so here’s from the blurb: “The Grand Dark is a dark, stand-alone fantasy that immerses us in a world where the extremes of bleakness and beauty exist together in dangerous harmony in a city on the edge of civility and chaos.” You should definitely come check it out!

Review: The Girl in Red by Christina Henry:

New review up for The Girl in Red by Christina Henry! This is a post-apocalyptic story inspired loosely by Little Red Riding Hood and it’s fantastic. Seriously, it’s great and I gave it five stars. Everything Christina Henry seems to be great, so check this one out and if you like, check out her other books also!

Review: To Best the Boys by Mary Weber:

My review for To Best the Boys, which came out Tuesday the 19th, is up! I hadn’t seen much hype for this book when I picked up the ARC, but it ended up being a really pleasant surprise and one that I would encourage you to check out if you’re looking for a good YA. 🙂 Come on by and check out the review to find out more about it if you’re interested! Has anyone read this/planning to read this one? Isn’t this cover great?

Review: Vita Nostra by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko:

My review for Vita Nostra  is up now and this book is so good! It’s completely unpredictable, highly inventive, and the sort of book that’s addictive in its storytelling style. I definitely recommend this one if you want something that’s lower fantasy and a breath of fresh air (and it’s translated fiction if you’re looking to read more of that!), so come check out the review and check out the book also! 🙂

I finally managed to gather enough of my thoughts to review this incredible book, The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky. This has easily become a new all-time favorite book for me and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since I finished it. It has a beautiful arctic setting, Inuit and Viking cultures and mythology, wonderfully complex characters, and so much more. Definitely come check out my review if you’re interested, I can’t recommend this book enough!


Double Mini-Reviews: Rule by Ellen Goodlett & Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd:

I decided to post two mini reviews for a couple of YA fantasy books I read recently! These were both pretty fun and entertaining overall, and honestly if nothing else those covers are gorgeous! Feel free to stop by and check out my reviews and let me know your thoughts if you’ve also read either of these!

Double Reviews: Katherine Arden Edition! The Bear and the Nightingale & Small Space:

I posted two reviews today, both for books by Katherine Arden! The Bear and the Nightingale is a super popular adult Russian folklore-inspired fantasy, and Small Spaces is a middle grade spooky/horror-esque book with some super scary scarecrows. Come on by if you want to hear more about them–let me know your thoughts if you’ve read either of them!

Review: The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton:

The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy reimagining of the famous play “King Lear” by Shakespeare himself, and guys, it’s damn beautiful. If you like some stunning female leads that are strong in different, non-stereotypical ways, then check this one out! My review is finally up on the blog, so feel free to stop by. 🙂