Novella Review: Walking on Knives – Maya Chhabra

Walking on KnivesThe Little Mermaid makes a bargain with the sea-witch, in which she loses her voice and must walk through eternal pain, in order to have a life with the Prince she loves.


Why this book?: I had heard of it before seeing it on NetGalley, and remembered hearing about it being an F/F retelling. The premise reminded me so much of The Seafarer’s Kiss, that I requested the e-ARC and jumped straight into this tale.

I would like to thank the people at Less Than Three Press for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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Review: Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen – Jazz Jennings

Jazz knew she was a girl very early in her life, and after being allowed to publicly transition, began her campaign of spreading trans-awareness by speaking out on her Youtube channel, going to conventions, and doing interviews.


Why this book?: We were doing book club discussions in my sociology class, and luckily there was a LGBT group. I got in it, and voted to read this one.

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Novella Review: Never Now Always – Desirina Boskovich

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Lolo has always had problems with her memory, as far as she can remember. After writing down everything that she dreams of and remembers, Lolo becomes determined to get back to the life she only vaguely remembers.


Why this book?: I was offered an eARC and decided I needed something new and different. It also sounded interesting.

I would like to thank Scott Gable at Broken Eye Books for providing the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) – Morgan Rhodes

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In Falling Kingdoms, four teens become important as war breaks out across all three countries of Mytica. The missing magic is supposedly draining from their world, and only one can restore it.


Why this book?: I’ve heard a lot about this series, especially from a friend who prompted me to read this in return for her to read The Abyss Surrounds Us. Also was intrigued in it being described as the “Game of Thrones for YA”!

 

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Review: The Mercy of the Tide – Keith Rosson

31426848After a fateful accident draws four people together unknowingly, mysterious events begin to happen. A human skeleton is unearthed. Mutilated animals are found along the coast. And a young girl, who lost her mother in the accident, begins to have dreams that predict nuclear apocalypse during the Cold War.


Why this book?: This is me trying to spread my horizons. I’m also desperately trying to get into historical fiction, and figured a good mystery will put me in the mood.

I would like to thank the people at Meerkat Press for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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Review: The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

25489134A stranger with odd blue eyes presents Pytor a sapphire necklace as a gift to his youngest daughter, Vasya. Fearing for his daughter, he hides it and watches her grow up to be a wild woman. But as mystical forces threaten her family and village, Vasya is forced to confront the darkness by herself.


Why this book?: I’d read a few reviews that praised this book and compared it to Uprooted. While Uprooted wasn’t my favorite, I wanted to read something just as magical.

I would like to thank the people at Del Rey for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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