What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

My Rating: 3 stars I've had a bit of a hard time figuring out my thoughts on What Big Teeth. I picked it up because I saw it referred to as Addams Family-esque but scarier. After returning home from boarding school, Eleanor Zarrin finds she no longer fits in with her strange and spooky family.… Continue reading What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

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

None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney

My Rating: 5 stars I had really high hopes for None Shall Sleep; it had glowing recommendations from several people I trust, and the whole concept sounded right up my Hannibal-loving alley. And it didn't disappoint! In fact, it's one of my favorite books of the year so far. Of course, since this is a… Continue reading None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney

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

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

My Rating: 4 stars This was my third book by Oseman, and I will admit I was a bit hesitant. I adore her comic series Heartstopper, but I had mixed feelings on Solitaire. Radio Silence sits somewhere between the two for me. Oseman's biggest strength also happens to be the reason her novels are difficult… Continue reading Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

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

The Companion by Katie Alender

My Rating: 3 stars The Companion is a YA gothic thriller about Margot, a teenager who is the only survivor of her family's tragic car crash. She is taken by the wealthy Sutton family to be a companion to their daughter, who is all but catatonic due to a mysterious illness, and moves into their… Continue reading The Companion by Katie Alender

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

My Rating: 5 stars Wintergirls has been one of my favorite books since high school, so I was excited when Forgotten YA Gems chose it for our November read. However, it can also be a dangerous book as well. It contains detailed depictions of an eating disorder and self-harm that can be extremely triggering. If… Continue reading Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Goblin King (Permafrost #2) by Kara Barbieri

Many thanks to Wednesday Books, St. Martin's Press, and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today November 17 2020. Warning: There will be spoilers for White Stag (Permafrost #1) in this review. My Rating: 2 stars I picked up the first book in the Permafrost series, White Stag, last year with high… Continue reading Goblin King (Permafrost #2) by Kara Barbieri