November Wrap Up //2021

It’s been a while since I’ve had such a fantasy-centric month, I think. I did read 3 romances (and 3 fantasy romances), and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go much time without reading a romance again.

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Double Review: Broken Bonds & Savage Bonds by J. Bree

Let me tell you all about one of my newest obsessions, the Bonds that Tie series by J. Bree! I binge-read these two books earlier this month, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it ever since! (The next book is coming out on Dec 21st, and I’ve already preordered the kindle ebook… so this is what I’ll be thinking about during Christmas, I just know it.)

*these reviews are spoiler-free*

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Double Review: Skyward & Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

Now that I’m reading Cytonic (a.k.a. Skyward #3), I thought it was finally time to review these books! This is one of the few scifi series I whole-heartedly enjoy (and maybe even love?) and I just think more people need to read it! *Don’t let the Brandon Sanderson hype get you down, it’s completely different from his other books!

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(a late) October Wrap Up //2021

It’s the middle of November so this is rather late, but let’s just get into what I read in October.

This was a somewhat mediocre, below-average reading month for me. The big problem was I had too many backlisted arcs, or blog tour arcs, and although I was indeed interested in reading all of them when I first sent my requests, I ended up not really enjoying most of them. Some were just disappointing on their own, frankly; it wasn’t necessarily a timing thing.

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[Book Spotlight] Dragon by Midnight by Karen Kincy

Today I’m bringing you a spotlight post for Dragon by Midnight by Karen Kincy. This is an all-new, cinderella retelling with a twist! This tour is being hosted by TBRandBeyondTours and it will run from November 1st to 7th!

  • Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
  • Publishing date: September 1st, 2021

Summary: When the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella turns into a dragon.

Her dream twisted into a nightmare, she flees from the ball into the wilderness. Cinderella’s only hope? Sikandar, a sorcerer banished from a faraway land, who promises to break the dragon curse. Even at her most beastly, he finds beauty within her. But he’s hiding his own dark past, and saving Cinderella might be his last chance of redemption.

Together, Cinderella and Sikandar must untangle dangerous secrets and deadly magic before happily ever after is forever out of reach.

Dragon by Midnight features sweet romance, twists on fairytales, an obsession with breakfast, and a cinnamon roll hero who’s too good to be bad.

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[Book Tour] Get You the Moon by Hasnita Singh – Review + Songs to Listen to While Reading

Today’s my tour stop in the blog tour for Get You the Moon by Hasnita Singh! This tour is being hosted by Turn the Page Tours and it will run from October 30th to November 6th and you can find the tour schedule here.


Get You the Moon
by Hasnita Singh
Published by Cherry Publishing
Released on July 16th, 2021
YOUNG ADULT FICTION—Coming-of-age, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:

All Scarlet Bridge wants is to get through her last year of school, overcome her brother’s shadowy legacy, and win the prized scholarship for college. She’s not about to let anyone stand in her way, not even everyone’s favorite Golden Boy, Levi Henare.

Levi loves rugby, his family, and teasing Scarlet Bridge. With a tough family situation at home, he has his own reasons for excelling both academically and on the sports field.

When Scarlet accidentally dials Levi’s phone number, a chain of events that neither expected is set into motion.Thrown together by a twist of fate, will they come to understand and appreciate each other, and themselves or are they destined to remain at daggers drawn forever?

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Best Horror Book Covers of 2021

Horror book covers don’t necessarily allude to scary books, and I think that’s a problem. A book cover’s purpose is to attract the reader, naturally, but it should also reflect the genre/subject of the story somewhat. Well-known horror authors such as Stephen King or Riley Sager, have books with boring, typical covers most of the time that do not allude to anything scary or even spooky. (And I’ve read a few of their books and they are at least spooky). It’s disappointing.

Since I have a personal interest in book cover design, I decided to take a look at what I think are the best horror covers of the year! (Obviously, this is just my opinion and I am absolutely biased towards one specific trend or two.)

*Also, although I am focusing primarily on the horror genre here, some if not most of these books may also fall into the mystery/thriller category as the two are often intertwined. Some may even be more thriller than horror. I focus on the book covers and not on the synopsis and I’ve only actually read one of these, anyway. Let’s just get started!

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Cover Reveal: Blood, Fire & Mercy by Christina Davis

Hello, friends! Today I’m participating in a Cover Reveal for Blood, Fire & Mercy by Christina Davis (Da’Valia Trilogy #2) hosted by TBRandBeyondTours.

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The Best YA Fantasy Novels I Read this Year

I think writing this post made me realize just how much my reading taste is moving away from YA, which isn’t to say I haven’t read some bad YA this year, either. These are the ones that I enjoyed the most this year and that I always recommend whenever I can, so I figured it was time to share them here with you guys too!

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ARC Review: The Summoner’s Cry by Ana C. Reis

Goodreads | A powerless Summoner. A cursed Witch Lord. A clash of demons and magic.

After a failed coup against Witch Queen Lilith, rogue Witches Lau and Adam have no choice but to flee and hide. Crushed and surrounded by enemies, the pair arrives at Latis, a peculiar island brimming with strange tales of the supernatural, where they hope to find Adam’s long-lost grimoire — their only shield against Lilith’s wrath.

Rendered powerless after sealing a dragon Spirit in Adam’s flesh to save his life, Lau struggles with loneliness and resentment. Helpless and doomed to live forever in a child’s body, Adam seeks to make peace with a spell he has no strength nor skill to undo.

Once allies in an ancient war, Lau and Adam start drifting apart. But when a dangerous visitor sets foot on Latis and the grimoire is nowhere to be found, the two estranged Witches must work together if they want to save themselves and the lives of the townsfolk they’ve come to love.


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