Review: Ripped Pages – M. Hollis

Ripped Pages

Princess Valentina, after her mother’s death, is locked in a tower by her father, destined to stay there until she comes of age to be married off. On a chance, Valentina decides to trust a stranger rather than stay any longer in the tower, and makes her escape.

Why this book?: Sapphicathon! I was a last minute participant, and this is one of my first reads of the marathon. Plus, I love M. Hollis’s Lilliac Town series.

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Review: Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen #1) – Sarah Glenn Marsh

Reign of the Fallen

Odessa, also known as Sparrow, is a necromancer. Her ability to traverse the Deadlands earned her the title, making her the King’s prized necromancer. When some of the Dead go missing, and monstrous Shades are becoming more common, Odessa and her friends must look into who or what could be causing this.

Why this book?: Queer necromancers. Fight me.

I would like to thank Brittany @ Brittany Book Rambles for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: Daughter of the Burning City – Amanda Foody

Daughter of the Burning CitySorina is an illusion-worker, a person with the rare ability to create life-like illusions. With the power of her illusions, she can see despite being born without eyes. With her illusions, she creates herself a family, where they perform as the Freak Show of her father’s Gomorrah Festival. But when someone murders one of her illusions, everything Sorina knows is brought into question. Because how can someone who doesn’t exist be killed?

Why this book?: UHM. First, the summary. Second, I heard there was rare demiromantic representation!

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Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest

Ben and Hazel have grown up in Fairfold, and never thought anything different about the way their town was, not for a while at least. Fairfold is a town in which human and fae live side by side, with a Horned Boy in a glass coffin in the center of it all. Until, one day, the coffin breaks.

Why this book?: I was trying out audiobooks and decided on this one because a few friends said it was underrated. I’d heard of Holly Black before, so I was intrigued.

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Review: Timekeeper (Timekeeper #1) – Tara Sim

Timekeeper (Timekeeper, #1)

Danny was in an accident. But he’s okay. It’s over. Danny’s father is trapped in a Stopped town, a town where time stopped because the clock tower stopped ticking. When more towers are bombed, in the same fashion as Danny’s accident, it becomes obvious that someone is trying to something more than Stop time.

Why this book?: I’ve heard amazing things, plus it sounds amazing. Steampunk, M/M romance, and time-magic stuff? Sounds right up my alley.

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Review: Caroline’s Heart – Austin Chant

Caroline's Heart

Cecily’s soulmate died, and her family only left her with an old, clockwork heart. Cecily tries her hardest to restore her soulmate, but struggles to bring her back. When a cowboy named Roy puts his life on the line for her, she risks never seeing her soulmate again for the chance of saving him.

Why this book?: I loved Austin Chant’s Peter Darling, and jumped on the chance to review his next work.

I would like to thank the author Austin Chant for providing a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) – Diana Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle

Sophie, being the eldest sister, knew that she would never amount to anything. So when the Witch of the Waste comes into her hat shop and curses her, Sophie leaves behind her family to join Wizard Howl, because being in the presence of another wizard (and fire demon!) might help break the spell.

Why this book?: I loved the movie Howl’s Moving Castle, but out by Studio Ghibli, and when I learned there was a book, I just had to read it.

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