⭐⭐½ They can’t all be winners, and Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah fell short for me. Based on that cover and summary, I expected so much more. It wasn’t exactly a bad book
⭐⭐⭐ The Ravens by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige was similar to so many other urban YA fantasies I’ve read over the years. Mostly in the sense that – I liked it more than it deserved and
⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Girl in White by Lindsay Currie is out today, and it is perfect for autumn. The story was set in October, and the town was already as gothically picturesque as they get.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman is a beautiful, magical story. It was fascinating, and dark, and immersive, and weird, and monstrous, and moving
⭐⭐⭐⭐ House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland is a story about the Hollow sisters who disappeared for a month when they were children, got back home each with a half-moon scar
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty was incredibly imaginative, such a complex story, and yet incredibly easy to follow. The lore, the politics, the different aspects of
⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Bookbinder’s Daughter by Jessica Thorne is a magical story set in a library that holds all the mysteries and secrets of the world since the beginning of time.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Amari and the Night Brothers is one of those middle grades that had been everywhere lately. And middle grades are not exactly my go to types of books
⭐⭐⭐⭐ For someone who claims all the time is not into middle grades, I sure keep picking them up. But with Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend I don’t think…
⭐⭐ Though Friday Nightmares by Corey Edward was in desperate need of some editing & cleanup, there was a lot of potential there. A lot of raw storytelling talent. The idea
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Dark academia is one of my favorite subgenres. The school setting, the mystery, the esthetics, the gothic vibes… In Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, we follow Galaxy (Alex) Stern