Author: Aila J.

Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst Review: Dragons + Family = An Amazing Ride!

Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst Review: Dragons + Family = An Amazing Ride!

Get ready for an incredible adventure and determined heroine that is unputdownable from start to finish! Fire and Heist places magical beings such as wizards and were-dragons – or wyverns – in our currently time today. The catch? No one really knows their secrets, not even Sky, whose family used to be on the council […]

November 27, 2018 | 2 Comments
Umbertouched By Livia Blackburne Review: End of A Conclusive, Quiet Duology

Umbertouched By Livia Blackburne Review: End of A Conclusive, Quiet Duology

Note: This is the sequel and conclusion to a duology, which you can find my review of the first book here. This review will contain minor spoilers! After reading and really enjoying Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne, I was super ready for Umbertouched! I couldn’t wait to dive back into Dineas and Zivah’s world and the […]

November 6, 2018 | 2 Comments
Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta: Too much exposition, too little action

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta: Too much exposition, too little action

What happens when you get a fantasy story that’s bogged down with lore and plot elements and explanations? Well… Shimmer and Burn happens. And honestly, it’s a decent book. The world-building is quite descriptive, and the plot twists will keep readers on their toes. But maybe it’s the writing and me that just didn’t agree (or […]

October 19, 2018 | 1 Comment
Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens Edited by Marieke Nijkamp Review: Resilient and Resounding

Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens Edited by Marieke Nijkamp Review: Resilient and Resounding

Beautiful cover, and beautiful stories to match the outside! I really enjoyed Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens. While all the authors are disabled, I’m not 100% sure their characters follow the exact disability. Either way, I love the intersections of the characters and the vast range of writing styles. They’re all written with care […]

September 18, 2018 | 3 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in ARC Reviews, Books
Ignite the Stars Review: Ia is a Heroine You Will Fall in Love with!

Ignite the Stars Review: Ia is a Heroine You Will Fall in Love with!

How do I even begin describing this book? Ignite the Stars was grandiose, adventurous, and triumphant. It’s a science fiction that follows the journey of Ia Cocha, a daredevil rebel who’s escaped the clutches of the Olympus Commonwealth more than once. But when she’s finally captured, at the beginning of the book, everyone is surprised […]

August 31, 2018 | 2 Comments