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

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

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

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

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Random House and NetGalley for the ARC. This book was released today, November 2 2021! In Skin of the Sea, Bowen takes "The Little Mermaid" and weaves it together with West African folklore to create this stunning tale of Simidele, a Mami Wata tasked with collecting the souls… Continue reading Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

My Rating: 5 stars This is the sixth installment in McGuire's Wayward Children series, which focuses on children who go to various portal worlds and struggle returning to the real world. These children end up at Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, a school run by a woman who went to a portal world as… Continue reading Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

Gold Spun by Brandie June

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to the author, CamCat Books, and Wunderkind PR for the review copy! Gold Spun is a YA retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin." When con-artist Nor is given golden thread by a faerie in return for saving his life, she spins a plan to get money by tricking people into thinking ordinary… Continue reading Gold Spun by Brandie June

Malice by Heather Walter

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Random House and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, April 13 2021! What if Sleeping Beauty's true love was the evil fairy? That's the concept driving Malice. Briar is a kingdom that relies on Graces, women who can create magic elixirs with their golden… Continue reading Malice by Heather Walter

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

My Rating: 5 stars Wintersong has been one of my favorite books since it first came out in 2017, and I've been looking for a chance to reread it for ages. Jae-Jones combines the David Bowie film Labyrinth with The Phantom of the Opera and Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market to create this dark and beautiful… Continue reading Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones