Fantasy, Fiction, Historical

When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

I love all things pertaining to dragons and I was immediately sucked in by the description of When Women Were Dragons. I'd heard wonderful things about Kelly's middle grade novels and her first adult novel certainly did not disappoint. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Alex Green is a young girl in a world much like ours,… Continue reading When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Crescent City #1 This book took me over two years to read - I received an ARC in December 2019 and it was partly intentional that I took so long, and partly the fault of the book. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life--working hard all day and partying all night--until a… Continue reading House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Comic Monday, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Mythology, Romance

Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus #1 Admittedly, I had no idea what Lore Olympus was when our sales rep for the publisher sold it to me back in the spring. When he told me that the print run kept increasing and he suggested more copies, I said sure. Then we sold those 12 copies in one day when… Continue reading Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

Fantasy, Fiction, Romance

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

Wilderwood #1 As I work through my backlog of books for reviews, I figure I'll start with what I read most recently and then work backwards. Through the whole year. Because I don't think I've really written a review for anything I've read since February... Plus, bonus, in starting with this one, I can share… Continue reading For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

Fantasy, Fiction, New Adult, Romance

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses #4 I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy A Court of Silver Flames as much as the first three books in the series, but ultimately my trust in Sarah J. Maas’ ability to redeem flawed characters made me realize there was no way I wouldn’t enjoy it! For… Continue reading A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction

Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

First in a Spinoff Series of the Iron Druid Chronicles I love fantasy, but I discovered I don't read a lot of fantasy by cis white dudes. Because most of fantasy is written by them, I often go looking for stories by women, POC, or LGBTQIA+ authors. But occasionally, a description will nab me, or… Continue reading Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Kingdom of Cards #1 This is one review I've been meaning to post for a LONG time - I met Janella in January and asked for three advance copies of her book so that I could buddy read it with two colleagues, who both finished it long before I did and absolutely loved it! Synopsis… Continue reading Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Comic Monday, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Awakening by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

Monstress #1 When I first started going to a real comic book store, I discovered that I have a love of reading comics issue by issue, instead of bound volumes. I still only get the comic book shop every few months or so, but this was the first comic I started reading by issue! Synopsis… Continue reading Awakening by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

Comic Monday, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Young Adult

Nimona by N. D. Stevenson

Each night I plug in my phone and put on my cozy phones (flat headphones in a cozy headband so they don't hurt your ears, they're amazing) and choose and audiobook to fall asleep to. During this period of self-isolation and uncertainly, I've been listening to and re-listening to Nimona on near repeat. But how… Continue reading Nimona by N. D. Stevenson

Comic Monday, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Here There Be Gerblins by The McElroys

The Adventure Zone #1 Many of my Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) playing friends have told me how much they love The Adventure Zone. I'm not a big podcast person, but I do love a good fantasy graphic novel! So when the first volume was released, I decided to pick it up and give it a… Continue reading Here There Be Gerblins by The McElroys