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

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

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

My Rating: 2 stars I had complicated feelings about this one. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit follows Joanna Gordon whose radio preacher father asks her to go back in the closet when they move to a rural town after his marriage. On one hand, it's a fun and easy read that I found enjoyable.… Continue reading Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

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

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

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