Fantasy, Horror (Teen)

Hekla’s Children by James Brogden

I actually began this novel a while back but had to stop because of my workload. The novel stayed in the back of my mind and I’m glad that I finally got the chance to read this book now. So here is my review: 10 years ago, teacher Nathan Brookes was supervising 4 students on a walk … when they…

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Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. After reading urban fantasy novels, I’ve been really wanting to find more books in this genre. It’s so different from high fantasy and stories set in alternate worlds … and it’s really addictive once you get into it! I was super excited to receive…

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Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Bright Air Black by David Vann

Before reading this book, I knew nothing about Medea or Jason and the Argonauts. In fact, I did a quick Wikipedia search into the origins of these characters before delving into this book so that I could properly understand the content. Here is my review: The story brings us aboard the ship Argo as it makes its epic journey back…

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The Child Thief by Brom

After reading and adoring Lost Gods, I was eager to get my hands on more of Brom’s work. This novel is one that I’ve heard a ton about and I was interested to see how Brom would take the story of Peter Pan and twist it into something sinister. So here is my review: Peter is quick, daring, and full of…

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Monstress Vol. 2 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

GUESS WHO JUST RECEIVED HER COPY OF MONSTRESS VOLUME 2 IN THE MAIL???!?!?!?!?! Yes, it was me. To celebrate, I read Monstress Vol. 1 before I started reading this one. Here are my thoughts: After a harrowing escape, Master Ren, Maika, and Kippa make their way to Thyria in search of answers. While they hope to meet their friends and make…

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Fantasy, Historical Fiction

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I’m not going to preface this review with much. I have too many opinions and thoughts going on and I know if I start writing something now, I will literally ramble and never stop. So with that being said, let’s begin: When Merrick Tremayne…

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Fantasy, Historical Fiction

The Book of Bera by Suzie Wilde

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I have always been intrigued by the Vikings and I was super excited when I heard that this book would be a Viking fantasy novel. I had no idea what that meant but I was eager to try it and see what it would…

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Owl and the Electric Samurai by Kristi Charish

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When I began to read this novel, I had no idea that it was part of a series. I wish I had known because it would have explained away a lot of the confusion I was feeling when I was reading. Anyways, here is…

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