Review: The Wicked King by Holly black

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Goodreads 5/5 sparkling stars *Spoilers for Cruel Prince* Summary Wicked King picks up shortly after the end of Cruel Prince, with Cardan as King of Faerie, bound to Jude Duarte for exactly one year and a day. Acting as the King's seneschal as the power behind the throne, Jude struggles with Faerie politics and Cardan's … Continue reading Review: The Wicked King by Holly black

Review: Lambs Can Always Become Lions by Charlotte Anne Hamilton

5/5 arrows Goodreads Rise and rise until lambs become lions. This was a good book. Like, I-wish-I-could-write-like-that good. Robin Hood, Marian, Allan, Edda, Will, Little John ... the protagonists of this story are all well fleshed-out characters who I couldn't help but love. Their relationships (especially between Robin and Marian AH) were both a joy … Continue reading Review: Lambs Can Always Become Lions by Charlotte Anne Hamilton

E-ARC review: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

5/5 blazing stars Goodreads "We are not blessed by the Goddess of Beauty. We are cursed." CW/TW for The Belles: sexual assault and graphic queer death. Where to begin? The Belles answers the question 'what would happen if we could alter and have our bodies altered to our every desire?' and the answer may not … Continue reading E-ARC review: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Plastic Wings by C.T. Callahan – ebook review

5/5 stars ☆☆☆☆☆ Goodreads "Caring about people is a double-edged sword." Plastic Wings is not your basic YA dystopian where the MC falls in love with an angel. I'm not even sure if you can call the beings that are killing humans angels - that's just what the MC Evie calls them; dark angels. They … Continue reading Plastic Wings by C.T. Callahan – ebook review

DNF E-ARC review: Lost Causes, The by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz

       2/5 stars on Goodreads Trigger warnings: OCD, depression, suicide, ableism, kleptomania, anger disorder, hypochondria, substance abuse (both in the review and in the book) We didn't give you the serum just to allevate some of your issues. There's something we're asking in return. You were all chosen for a reason. Where do I begin? … Continue reading DNF E-ARC review: Lost Causes, The by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz

[TW ableism] the healing and curing trope in fiction: problematic and harmful

A recent E-ARC I got to read through Netgalley inspired me to write a post about the healing/curing trope in fiction. When you hear the world 'healing' you may immediately think of diseases like cancer, diabetes, arthritis etc. Some of these are chronic, and all of them can be quite serious. We're still looking for … Continue reading [TW ableism] the healing and curing trope in fiction: problematic and harmful

The Book of Joan – Review – DNF

DNF at 35 pages TRIGGER WARNINGS: Anti-asexual, sexual abuse, rape and self-harm. This one started out great. The premise of this book was interesting: in 2049, the Earth is dying and the elites of the human race have evolved to non-binary beings living in a network of cloned life where only the fittest survive. The … Continue reading The Book of Joan – Review – DNF

The New Dark – book review

DNF at 53 pages. TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL ABUSE This book has a great premise, but I personally didn't like the way it was executed and it triggered a trauma, so I decided not to finish it. The writing was okay-ish, the worldbuilding was lacking and the pace was just off - fast … Continue reading The New Dark – book review

Crooked Kingdom – book review

Goodreads 5/5 blazing stars 'No mourners.' 'No funerals.' I can't believe this is it. The duology has ended, I have read both books. The ending? In my opinion, it was the right ending. It was sad, but there were positive things as well. Saying goodbye to Inej, Nina, Kaz, Jesper, Wylan and Matthias was NOT … Continue reading Crooked Kingdom – book review