Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood: ARC Book Review

Within These Wicked Walls tells the story of Andromeda, a young woman who goes by Andi. When the story begins, she is hoping that exorcising the Evil Eye for her wealthy and eccentric client, Magnus Rochester, will get her the recognition she requires to continue her work as a proper debtera; since her mentor threw her out before she could earn her license.

But cleansing the Evil Eye is a much bigger undertaking than Andi first anticipated. (So much so that many debtera have tried – and failed – before her.) And her growing feelings for the young heir complicate matters further. It will take all of Andi’s training – and maybe a little help from others – to accomplish this life-threatening task.

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Unlock Your Storybook Heart by Amanda Lovelace: ARC & Series Review

As a fan of the previous two installments in this series (you can find my review for them here), I was definitely intrigued when I saw Unlock Your Storybook Heart: the third and final book in the You Are Your Own Fairy Tale series. 📖🗝💕

Not only is Beauty and the Beast one of my favorite fairy tales from my childhood (a bookish princess, hello?), but I myself have dealt with what used to be crippling perfectionism, so I was very invested in this poetry collection from the get-go.

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Not Good for Maidens by Tori Bovalino: Blog Tour & Book Review

Not Good for Maidens was a new release I was excited for, but also a little hesitant of. The premise sounded intense, and I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect going into this one. But I actually think that was the best way to experience it! Not Good for Maidens has a lot of adventure, intrigue, and horror within its pages, and much like Lou herself, it’s impossible to fully know what you’re getting into until you dive in head first.

Not Good for Maidens takes place across two timelines. One set present-day, following Louisa Wickett-Stevens whose world turns upside down when she finds out her teenage aunt Neela has been trapped in the nefarious goblin market her mother had intentionally kept secret from Lou her entire life. The second takes place 18 years earlier and follows Lou’s aunt May, a witch in training, as she begins a dangerous but exhilarating romance with Eitra, a goblin from the market.

Both find themselves venturing into the depths of the goblin market, with all its danger and gore, to save the ones they love. But venturing into the goblin market means there’s a very real risk they might never return…

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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera: Book Review

When I heard about Silvera’s upcoming prequel to They Both Die at the End, The First to Die at the End, I thought it was the perfect time to finally share my thoughts on this incredible novel – and talk about how excited I am to read it’s successor!

It’s not every day that you come across a story with as much heart and soul infused in it as They Both Die at the End. I think the reason this novel resonates so strongly with so many people is that, despite the fact it takes place in a futuristic world where everyone knows exactly when they’re going to die, the story of Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio is a deeply human one.

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Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler: Blog Tour & Book Review

Cool for the Summer was one of my favorite reads from 2021, so you know I was pumped when I found out about Dahlia Adler’s newest novel, Home Field Advantage! As a queer girl myself who was a cheerleader back in the day, I definitely had high hopes for this novel.

And, oh my god, this book did not let me down!

This is the sort of book I wish could have been around when I was in high school. It literally would have defined me. I probably would have walked around never letting it out of my sight, always attached to my person or tucked away in my bag – for MONTHS. It would have been transformative. 📣🏈💕

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