Babel: An Arcane History by R. F. Kuang

My Rating: 5 stars Many thanks to Harper Voyager and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, August 23 2022. Robin Swift is an orphan plucked out of Canton by Richard Lovell, an British professor who raises the boy with one goal: to enter the Royal Institute of Translation at Oxford University,… Continue reading Babel: An Arcane History by R. F. Kuang

Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid

My Rating: 4.5 stars Many thanks to Harper Voyager and NetGalley for the ARC! This book comes out tomorrow, June 21st 2022. Juniper & Thorn is a loose retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale "The Juniper Tree," incorporating aspects of the original tale but ultimately telling it's own story. Our main character is Marlinchen, the… Continue reading Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid

Blood Orange Night by Melissa Bond

My Rating: 5 stars Many thanks to Gallery Books and NetGalley for the ARC! This book is being released today, June 14th 2022. When Melissa Bond suddenly develops insomnia during her second pregnancy, all she can think about is how she can get some sleep. It never occurs to her to question the doctor who… Continue reading Blood Orange Night by Melissa Bond

Glass Slippers by Leah Cypess

My Rating: 3 stars Many thanks to Random House and NetGalley for the ARC. This book was released on April 5 2022 and is now available for purchase. Glass Slippers follows Tirza, Cinderella's third stepsister who was only five-years-old when the events of the fairy tale happened. With her mother dead and her sisters in… Continue reading Glass Slippers by Leah Cypess

Heartstopper Vol. 2 and 3 by Alice Oseman

My Rating: 5 stars X2 I read the first volume of Heartstopper last year and adored it. But I've also read chapters on Tumblr (out of order), so I knew I would. These two volumes contain more of the excellence I've come to expect from Oseman. As the with the first volume, I've read most… Continue reading Heartstopper Vol. 2 and 3 by Alice Oseman

Little Foxes Took Up Matches by Katya Kazbek

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Tin House and NetGalley for the ARC! This book was released on April 5 2022 and is now available for purchase. Little Foxes Took Up Matches follow Mitya, a young boy growing up in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Mitya doesn't fit with his culture's… Continue reading Little Foxes Took Up Matches by Katya Kazbek

You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

Rating: 4.5 stars You'd Be Home Now focuses on Emory, the youngest child in the Ward family and the one who is always overlooked. A car accident reveals her brother Joey's drug problem, severely injures her leg, and kills her classmate, Candy MontClaire. With Joey back from rehab and school starting back up, Emory has… Continue reading You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

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