An Incredible Sequel to a Stunning Fantasy Story

Girl in the Tower
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Title: The Girl in the Tower
Author: Katherine Arden
Type: YA Fantasy
Length: 363 pages
Published by: Del Ray
Pub date: Dec 5, 2017
Format: e-arc
Source: I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: ★★★★★

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The short version: While I enjoyed the first book a bit more, I am still 100% in love with Arden’s writing, and I can’t wait to read the last book in the trilogy!

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A Decent Written Collection From an Incredible Performance Poet

Depression and MAgic Tricks
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Title: Depression and Other Magic Tricks
Author: Sabrina Benaim
Type: Poetry
Length: 160 pages
Published by: Button Poetry
Pub date: Aug 27th, 2017
Source: A digital copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating★★★☆☆

 

 


The short version: I cannot recommend Sabrina’s poetry videos highly enough. Her written work… I’m not so sure.Read More »

A Well-Titled Collection for a Great Emotional Roller Coaster

Chaos of Longing
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Title: The Chaos of Longing
Author: K. Y. Robinson
Type: Poetry
Length: 160 pages
Published by: Andrew McMeel Publishing
Pub date: Sept 26th, 2017 (This was an updated and further edited edition of an already published book)
Format: PDF
Source: A digital copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating★★★★☆

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The short version: There were a few poems that I might have cut out, but overall, this collection is incredible, and I could find a piece of myself in nearly every poem.Read More »

A Stunning Story I’d Recommend to any Fantasy Fan!

The Bear and the Nightingale
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale
Author: Katherine Arden
Type: YA Fantasy
Length: 368 pages
Published by: Del Ray
Pub date: Jan 10, 2017
Format: Paperback
Source: Fun story: I thought I had this one on my Kindle, so I requested it’s sequel from Netgalley. When my request was accepted, I thought, “Great, better start reading, then.” ONLY I DIDN’T ACTUALLY HAVE IT ON MY KINDLE! So, I kind of panic-bought a copy from Barnes and Noble, even thought the sequel doesn’t come out till December.

My Rating: ★★★★★

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The short version: This story is original, lyrical, and darkly enchanting. I devoured this book in one sitting!Read More »

Gorgeous Prose for a Gorgeous Cover

Let me just take a moment to finish squealing over how beautiful that cover is!!!

Wicked
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Title: Wicked Like a Wildfire
Author: Lana Popovic
Type: YA Fantasy; Magical Realism-ish
Length: 400 pages
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books
Pub date: Aug 15th, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Source: I received this book (along with an amazing matching candle) from my August Fairyloot box!

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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The short version: While I enjoyed this book, it had a reaaaally slow start, and I can understand why it may not be for everybody.Read More »

A Great Retelling With Just Enough Romance

 

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Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Author: Melissa Bashardoust
Type: YA Fantasy; Fairytale Retelling
Length: 384 pages
Published by: Flatiron Books
Pub date: Sept 5th, 2017
Format: e-book
Source: A digital copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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The short version: This is the Snow White retelling I never knew I wanted! Full of great characters, unique magics, and just a touch of romance, this was a truly great read!Read More »

Truly Praise-Worthy Poetry

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Title: Begin With a Failed Body
Author: Natalie Graham
Type: Poetry
Length: 90 pages
Published by: University of Georgia Press
Pub date: Sept 15th, 2017
Format: PDF
Source: A digital copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: ★★★★★

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The short version: This is a fantastic collection of poetry that absolutely deserves the award it was given! (Learn more about the Cave Canem Prize here.)Read More »