Review #210 // Truthwitch (Witchlands #1) – Susan Dennard

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

Safiya is a Truthwitch, and that fact alone could make her the target of more than a few different empires. Hiding her Truthwitchery is just as likely to get her killed as well. Instead she hides with her Threadsister, Iseult–until one mistakes sends them running, from a mythical Bloodwitch, from empires, and from their past.

Why this book?: I was sent copies of the entire series through Bookish First, including the upcoming third novel, Bloodwitch. I want to read the entire series before the third comes out.

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Review #204 // Some Girls Bind – Rory James

Some Girls BindWhen Jamie started binding, they knew that something had changed with them. As they begin to question why they bind and everything else, Jamie begins to realize something new: they might be genderqueer.

Why this book?: This book looked like it could be either very messy or very important. With the cover and summary, I wasn’t really sure–but I needed to find out.

I would like to thank the people at West 44 Books for allowing me to have an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #203 // Chasing American Monsters – Jason Offutt

Chasing American Monsters: 251 Creatures, Cryptids, and Hairy BeastsEvery place has it’s own legends, it’s own stories. Each state of the United States of America has it’s very own stories and legends of things seen in the shadows. Chasing American Monsters features 251 stories of the most prominent stories in the States.

Why this book?: love cryptids and creatures and monsters, so seeing this book was amazing.

I would like to thank the people at Llewellyn Publications for allowing me to have an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #201 // Small Spaces – Katherine Arden


Ollie loves to read books, so much so that when she sees someone about to throw one into a nearby creek, she does what she thinks it right and steals it. Reading the book leads Ollie into the world of the Smiling Man and his deals–but can Ollie and her classmates survive?

Why this book?: I heard about it through a booktube channel (Chelseadolling Reads, I think?), and it sounded like something I’d love. I was a bit iffy, because I wasn’t a fan of Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale, but I was willing to give her a second chance for some MG spooks.

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Review #200 // City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake #1) – Victoria Schwab

City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)Cassidy Blake’s parents are the famous Inspectres, authors known for their books on ghosts. They don’t actually know if ghosts exist (her mom hopes), but Cassidy does–she can see them, and her best friend Jacob is one. With the Inspectres getting a TV show, Cass realizes that she’s going to be experiencing more ghosts this summer than what she banked on.

Why this book?: I really enjoy V.E./Victoria Schwab’s writing, so I was excited to pick this one up. Also I love ghost stories. Being a middle grade ghost story is right up my alley.

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