ARC REVIEW: Criers War by Nina Varela

Summary: published by: HarperTeen genres: fantasy, lgbtq+, young adult content warnings: death of family, depictions of hangings/torture, government control, oppression & state-sanctioned violence, war themes, general depictions around violence and murder read if you’re a fan of:  The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie, media representing/exploring the humanity of … More ARC REVIEW: Criers War by Nina Varela

BOOK REVIEW: JACK OF HEARTS (AND OTHER PARTS) BY L.C ROSEN

Summary: published by: Little, Brown Books genres: contemporary, lgbt+ fiction, YA content warnings:Discussions around sex, descriptions of sex, bullying/stalking and threatening messages, homophobia, use of slurs (f**) read if you’re a fan of: Pretty Little Liars, Simon VS (but if it was edgier), Gossip Girl, Sex Education Synopsis: Jack has a lot of sex–and he’s not … More BOOK REVIEW: JACK OF HEARTS (AND OTHER PARTS) BY L.C ROSEN

ARC REVIEW: THE BLACK VEINS BY ASHIA MONET

Summary: published by:Self-Published genres: fantasy, urban fantasy, YA content warnings: Discussion of deceased parents and siblings. Mentions of drug use (primarily marijuana), gun use, supernatural horror, car accidents, discussion of anxiety disorder and panic disorders, racial n-slur use (Black author), anxiety attacks. These warnings are taken from the front of the book.  read if you’re a … More ARC REVIEW: THE BLACK VEINS BY ASHIA MONET

REVIEW: RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE BY CASEY MCQUINSTON

Summary: published by: St Martins Griffin genres: romance, lgbtq+ fiction, new adult content warnings:explicit sexual content, homophobia, an outing scene, internalised homophobia read if you’re a fan of: romantic comedies, enemies to lovers (where the hating maybe masks some hidden feelings), queer love stories, explorations of queer feelings, politics-driven books Synopsis: When First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is caught … More REVIEW: RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE BY CASEY MCQUINSTON

BOOK REVIEW: THE LAST MAGICIAN BY LISA MAXWELL

Summary: my rating: 5 stars published by:Simon Pulse genres: historical-fiction, fantasy content warnings: attempted rape scene, death & murder, gang violence & themes, racism and sexism, death read if you’re a fan of: historical fantasies, The Diviners by Libba Bray, stories with heists/thieves, enemies to lovers romance Synopsis: In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining … More BOOK REVIEW: THE LAST MAGICIAN BY LISA MAXWELL

BOOK REVIEW: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Summary: my rating: 4 stars published by:Hodder & Stoughton genres: fantasy, young adult content warnings:rape & sexual assault (off page), possession, war themes, death, slavery, human trafficking, suicide, grief, child abuse. Synopsis: In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp … More BOOK REVIEW: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

BOOK REVIEW: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Summary: my rating: 4 stars published by:Bloomsbury Publishing genres: epic fantasy, high fantasy, f-f fiction content warnings: attempted assassinations, death, miscarriage, hanging, beheadings, animal abuse, death of a loved one, description of incest, incarceration, torture. Synopsis: A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand … More BOOK REVIEW: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon