ship of shadows
Book tours, Fantasy, Fiction, Kidlit, Magic, NetGalley

The Most Magical, Empowering Voyage Over Stormy Seas The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar

Okay, so what have we got here? Magic, pirate women, in fact – a pirate ship with an all-women crew (well, aside from a ghost and an owl), a brilliant library within said pirate ship, adventure and hidden mysterious treasures!! And a girl who gets told that “girls don’t go on adventures” and “girls can’t do anything”, when it’s painfully…

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summoning of souls
Diversity, Fiction, Indie, Loved-it, NetGalley, Romance, Urban fantasy, Women's

A Series To Soothe Your Soul In This Tough Year Of 2020 A Summoning of Souls (Spectral City #3) by Leanna Renee Hieber

Today I want to share a book series that’s been really warming me up in the past half a year or so. A Summoning of Souls is book 3 in the Spectral City series, a story about the living working with the dead on a common goal – ensuring the safety of New York. The books focus on the first Ghost…

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the relentless moon
Dark, Fiction, NetGalley, Scifi, space, Women's

The Lady Astronaut’s Saga Continues The Relentless Moon (Lady Astronaut #3) by Mary Robinette Kowal, ★★★★☆ 4 stars

A few years ago, when I read the first book of The Lady Astronaut series, I fell in love. The initial story was wrapped up with the first two books, so I didn’t really think there would be a sequel. To my big (and pleasant) surprise, 2020 saw at least one good thing happen (okay, one more good thing besides…

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Edelweiss, Fiction, Loved-it, Women's

Sibling Rivalry And Family Reconciliation – And Lots Of Food! The Chicken Sisters by K.J. Dell'Antonia, ★★★★✬ 4.5 stars

The Chicken Sisters had such an interesting premise that I couldn’t resist it. Two competing restaurants – two sisters in management, the restaurants themselves also founded by two sisters, over 100 years ago. And a reality show in which they battle it out. Was this going to be a story of rivalry? Or a story of reconciliation? Was it going…

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brave girl quiet girl catherine ryan hyde
Diversity, Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Society, Women's

What’s A Book That Has Made Me Cry Recently? Brave Girl, Quiet Girl by Catherine Ryan Hyde, ★★★★★ 5 stars

Every time I start a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde, I think, it seriously can’t be as good as the last one. I mean, how can an author consistently write brilliant, emotional, moving stories? Is it even possible? But you know what, I read them, and they turn out to be good one straight after the other. Brave Girl, Quiet…

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son of secrets n j simmonds
Fantasy, Fiction, Indie, Loved-it, NetGalley

Finally, Book #2 In A Series I’m Incredibly Addicted To Son of Secrets (The Indigo Chronicles #2) by N.J. Simmonds

There are books you read that engross you so much, you develop these love-hate relationships with the characters. You toss these books over the room when that silly ass girl does this or that. You curse under your breath in a coffee shop when that guy won’t follow through with his romantic intentions despite all sanity and reason pointing to…

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lizards tale
Diversity, Fast-paced, Fiction, Historical, Kidlit, Loved-it, NetGalley, Other-cultures

Spies, Adventure, Pre-war Hardships And Tough Kids – Another Great Middle Grade Story For You Lizard's Tale by Weng Wai Chan

Time to review another great middle grade story – this one’s called Lizard’s Tale and it’s vibrant and unforgettable. Even though at first, it was a bit hard to get into it (because life was so hard for the characters!) and I had put the book on hold, after I sat down with it another time, I could not peel…

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wrongful death cover 4 stars
Fantasy, Fiction, Loved-it, YA

I Keep Reading On And It Keeps Being Great – Tour Stop For Book #3 The Wrongful Death (The Great Devil War #3) by Kenneth B. Andersen

I’ve been having so much fun with this series – and finally it’s time for another review. The Wrongful Death, or The Great Devil War #3, sequel to The Devil’s Apprentice and The Die of Death was a really nice read. What’s interesting about it is that it puts the old fun style adventures together with something much more serious…

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julie wolves fortunately milk science missing mortals phantom tollbooth
Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it, Mini reviews, Well known books

I Come Back With More Middle Grade Mini Reviews! Julie of the Wolves, Fortunately the Milk, Science! The Elements of Dark Energy, The Missing Mortals and The Phantom Tollbooth

Tired of my mini reviews yet? Well, I’m not. So I’m posting another one! It’s just that I’ve been reading so much middle grade / kidlit lately, and so much of it has been amazing! It’s like almost whenever I choose a middle grade title, the likelihood of me giving it 5 stars increases! I may just set off on a…

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oona out of order
Fiction, Loved-it, Rising star, Women's

My Favorite Book Of 2020 So Far, And What A Ride It Was! Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore, ★★★★★ 5 stars

I can’t believe it’s only February and I may have already found my favorite book of the whole year. I just feel so strongly about Oona Out of Order! (And frankly, I feel so self-conscious trying to review it right now that I don’t know how I’m going to manage.. It’s so hard to review books you loved so much.)…

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a hall of keys and no doors by emmie mears
Diversity, Fiction, Loved-it, Magical realism, NetGalley, Romance, Women's

A Poignant Magical Realism Story About Getting Over Loss And Grief A Hall of Keys and No Doors by Emmie Mears, ★★★★☆ 4 stars

Do you know how sometimes you’ll finish the last sentence of a book and think, “This was magic. Pure magic”? This is what happened to me with A Hall of Keys and No Doors by Emmie Mears. Although slow to start – what a satisfying book and what a strong ending. Really left my heart full. Check out on Goodreads…

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get a life chloe brown
Diversity, Fiction, Humor, Illness, Loved-it, Romance

A Romance With A Lead Spoonie – My Heart Has Melted, Someone Catch It Please Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

So I am hilariously late with this review, and the reason is so relevant to this book I can’t even 😂 I’m late to post it mostly for spoonie reasons! And it’s ironic because… This is sort of a spoonie book – well, the main character is a spoonie, and it’s wonderful rep. It’s why I could relate to it…

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fall and rise of sadie mcqueen juliet ashton
Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Romance, Women's

A Heart-Warming, Yet Real Story About Found Family, Forgiving Oneself And Letting Go Of Guilt The Fall and Rise of Sadie McQueen by Juliet Ashton, ★★★★☆ 4 stars

I am tempted to start this review with a letter to the author. And if I did, it would go something like this: Dear Juliet Ashton, please write another book. And another, and then another. And just keep going! Also, I know I may be pushing it here, but… Can we have like…One every month? Cause I need another one…

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devils apprentice
Book tours, Fantasy, Fiction, Loved-it

Good VS Evil: And How It’s Part Of Growing Up… With A Dash Of The Paranormal! The Devil's Apprentice by Kenneth B. Andersen + Some Very Personal Bitching About Life

I have an interesting little story regarding this book! Disclaimer: read on for possibly boring personal life details and a lot of bitching about life 😂 you have been warned! (If you just want the review, scroll to the place with the name of the book! It starts there.) Since I’ve written and rewritten this first paragraph five times now…

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ruthanne reid fantasy
Fantasy, Fiction, Indie, Loved-it, Magic

5 Reasons Why I Am Nuts About This Fantasy Series And You Should Be Too Get Ready For Me To Obsess Over Ruthanne Reid's Writing

Okay, so. This isn’t going to be the most traditional post ever. But that is okay! Because it’s going to be ALL about fangirling and fantasy, and I know you all like that stuff. We all like this! What could be more fun?!! Anyway, a little bit more about what prompted this fangirling session in particular. Here you have a…

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