The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry, C.M. Waggoner

I wanted to scroll through a bunch of reviews before I wrote my own because I wanted to see why people weren’t hugging this book to their chest and spinning in circles in a Julie Andrews-esque fashion. I think historical fantasy is probably one of my weaker genres, and I was incredibly pleased to get… Continue reading The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry, C.M. Waggoner

Do No Harm, Christina McDonald

I was lucky enough to receive this as an ARC. McDonald always writes wonderful characters. In this, you want to cheer on Emma even when she’s doing something sketchy. She’s flawed and has made mistakes in her past. McDonald is great at building moral conundrums with her readers. Because we inherently want things to work… Continue reading Do No Harm, Christina McDonald

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega, Crystal Maldonado

Look at this amazing cover, it's gorgeous! Charlie is learning to love herself, which is a hard task when she feels like she can’t measure up to her best friend, Amelia. Her mother is constantly pressuring her to lose weight, not only by unhealthy means such as pyramid scheme supplement shakes but by shaming her… Continue reading Fat Chance, Charlie Vega, Crystal Maldonado

What Could Be Saved, Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

I’ve browsed quite a few reviews before writing my own, and I feel a lot of them spoil this story. I’m going to skip my summary because this is such a powerful book it shouldn’t be spoiled. The prose is stunning, and I found myself especially engaged when we went back in time to Bangkok.… Continue reading What Could Be Saved, Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

Rebel Academy: Curse, Rosemary A. Johns

“... Magenta had shown me that I wasn’t nobody and I could save myself,...” It all comes down to the Dragon Tournament, and there’s a very good chance that our beloved crew won’t succeed. The repercussions for failing are high, and the results could be devastating. I absolutely love that one semi-alive witch could bring… Continue reading Rebel Academy: Curse, Rosemary A. Johns