Thoughts: City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer

Source: NetGalley via the Publisher - thank you!TL;DR: Miss this. So heavy handed it suffocated any chance at a good story. Plot: A deeply anxious and panic riddled young girl gets tangled between two ridiculous 'plots'. It's so thin and unbelievable it's hard to describe.Characters: Embodiment of panic and fear and embodiment of awkward 'truly... Continue Reading →

Thoughts: Song of Silver, Flame like Night by Amélie Wen Zhao

Source: NetGalley - Thank you to the publisher!TL;DR: If you enjoy non-stop YA fantasy this is the one for you. I really enjoyed a lot of this but found the pace way to fast. Plot: So fast it actually felt unrelenting. There was almost no rest time between 'events' - the biggest flaw of the... Continue Reading →

Thoughts: The Monsters We Defy by Leslye Penelope

Source: NetGalley! Many thanks to the publisher!TL;DR: A fun historical mystery with a fantastic magic system Plot: Simple and straightforward but funCharacters: Interesting and variedSetting: Well realized, I loved the settingMagic: Simple but fantastic with visible prices/outcomes CW: Police Brutality's, Racism, Parental Abandonment, Abuse, Classism Thoughts: Clara is a young black woman living in 1920's... Continue Reading →

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