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The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty Review: Middle Eastern Historical Fantasy With Ferocious Magic and Cunning Characters

The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty Review: Middle Eastern Historical Fantasy With Ferocious Magic and Cunning Characters

Step into a world of sand and grit from characters both cunning and mischievous in this book. The City of Brass brings Middle Eastern folklore to life as Chakraborty transports readers from the dusty streets of Cairo, Egypt, to the grandiose and magical land of Daevabad. This historical fantasy was a fun-packed ride from start […]

November 22, 2017 | 3 Comments
Retribution Rails Review: Fun, If Forgettable, Western YA Adventure

Retribution Rails Review: Fun, If Forgettable, Western YA Adventure

Note: This is the companion sequel to Vengeance Road, where you can find my review here. This review will not contain any spoilers. Also: There is graphic violence and deaths in this book. Please be aware! I really enjoyed Vengeance Road years ago and thought that the Western setting was refreshing and incredibly immersive. While […]

October 24, 2017 | 3 Comments
Labyrinth Lost Review: Bruja Magic in Brooklyn and Across A Journey in Los Lagos

Labyrinth Lost Review: Bruja Magic in Brooklyn and Across A Journey in Los Lagos

Labyrinth Lost was a book of contradictions: both wonderful yet terrifying, dark yet sweet. I absolutely loved the main character, Alejandra, or Alex, who is extremely flawed yet finds herself in possession of extreme power as the encantrix. Sure, there is the Chosen One trope, with some destiny followed in an adventure. But what makes […]

September 26, 2017 | 4 Comments
Rebel Seoul Review: A Sci-Fi Set In Korea That Captured My Soul

Rebel Seoul Review: A Sci-Fi Set In Korea That Captured My Soul

Only countries destroy other countries. Only selfishness breeds selfish actions. Without nationhood, there is no war. Without nationhood, there is only peace. Unity in all things; humanity above monstrous division. Step into a dazzling, yet conflicting world where war propaganda runs rampant, and the Eastern Asian countries have come together to form a Neo Alliance […]

August 29, 2017 | 2 Comments
When Dimple Met Rishi Review: Ready For Some Bollywood Dancing?

When Dimple Met Rishi Review: Ready For Some Bollywood Dancing?

If you could only read one contemporary book for the first half of 2017, this definitely has to be one of the top contenders. When Dimple Met Rishi showcases diverse characters in the sunny setting of California with extremely realistic situations and a wonderful exploration of family, friendship, and romantic relationships. Suffice it to say, I […]

May 15, 2017 | 32 Comments
How To Make A Wish Review: This Book Granted My Wish For A Stunning Contemporary

How To Make A Wish Review: This Book Granted My Wish For A Stunning Contemporary

Easily one of the most memorable contemporary reads of the first half of 2017, How To Make A Wish captured my heart, squeezed it, hugged it, and never let go throughout the entire read. We have a rather bittersweet exploration of a mother and daughter relationship, the fresh, sweet new feelings of a newly-discovered relationship […]

May 1, 2017 | 14 Comments
Girl Out Of Water Review: Skateboarding and Surfing in the Summer

Girl Out Of Water Review: Skateboarding and Surfing in the Summer

This book, which delves into the life of Anise during the summer between her junior and senior year of high school, was an amazingly refreshing read featuring a main character that goes through incredible character growth, all the while learning what home really means to her. Silverman writes Anise’s teen voice with a gripping tone […]

April 25, 2017 | 15 Comments