Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou

My Rating: 2 stars Many thanks to Penguin and NetGalley for the ARC! This book is being released today, March 22 2022. Disorientation follows Ingrid Yang, an eighth year PhD student in East Asian Studies writing her dissertation on a deceased Chinese poet who taught at her university. When she stumbles upon a note in… Continue reading Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

My Rating: 5 stars The Wicker King follows August and Jack, who have been best friends since childhood. And their difficult home lives have made them a little too reliant on each other. When Jack begins hallucinating a fantasy world that he needs to save, August is concerned but goes along with it hoping things… Continue reading The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

The World Cannot Give by Tara Isabella Burton

My Rating: 5 stars Many thanks to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for the ARC! This book is being released today, March 8 2022. When Laura Stearns begins attending St. Dunstan's Academy, the school her favorite writer went to, she immediately falls under the charismatic spell of Virginia Strauss, the leader of the chapel choir.… Continue reading The World Cannot Give by Tara Isabella Burton

Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia A. McKillip

My Rating: 3 stars Alphabet of Thorn has been on my TBR for years because of the gorgeous cover, and I've always heard great things about McKillip. This is the story of an orphaned girl named Nepenthe who works as a scribe. When she starts translating a book no one else is able to understand,… Continue reading Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia A. McKillip

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

My Rating: 3.5 stars A Long, Long Sleep begins with Rosalinda Fitzroy, or Rose, being woken from stasis by an unknown boy sixty-two years after her mother put her in. She finds that everyone she knew is gone, something called the Dark Times has happened, and no one even knew she existed. This is a… Continue reading A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

My Rating: 4 stars After getting a divorce, Kara (called Carrot) moves home to help her uncle his small museum full of taxidermy and other oddities. But things become truly strange when a hole appears in the wall leading to a bunker that shouldn't exist. Her and her barista friend, Simon, start exploring only to… Continue reading The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

My Rating: 2 stars Yet another contemporary YA I have complicated feelings on. Eliza and Her Monsters follows Eliza Mirk, who lives a double life. At school, she is shy, weird, and tries to remain invisible. On the internet, she is LadyConstellation, the creator of a hit webcomic. When one of the top fanfiction writers… Continue reading Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

The Latinist by Mark Prins

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to W. W. Norton & Company and NetGalley for the ARC! This book is being released today, January 4 2022! The Latinist is set at the fictional Westfaling College in Oxford and focuses on Tessa, a gradate student about to get her doctorate, and Chris, the head of classics… Continue reading The Latinist by Mark Prins

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Macmillan-Tor and NetGalley for the ARC! This book will be released next week on Tuesday January 4 2022! We are back with Cora for this installment of the Wayward Children series, and she is having a difficult time recovering from her encounter with the Drowned Gods of the… Continue reading Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever

My Rating: 5 stars Where do I start with These Violent Delights? I absolutely adored it to the point where I'm not even sure how to talk about it. The book follows friendless Paul and charismatic Julian as they form an intense and toxic relationship that eventually leads them to murder. But that simple description… Continue reading These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever