Book Reviews, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense/Crime Fiction, Young Adult

Mini Book Reviews: February 2019 (Part 1)


Hello bookworms!

Today I am excited to share a few mini reviews for some recent reads.  One of which will be making an appearance on my “top books of 2019” list!  Read on to find out which book it is…

*Books included in this batch of mini book reviews: In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French, Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed, Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden, & The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: Nora & Kettle (Paper Stars #1) by Lauren Nicole Taylor


Nora and Kettle Cover

Looking at the cover for Nora & Kettle, you’d expect this book to be a fluffy YA contemporary right?  Fluffy clouds, a kite, and a tea kettle… Yup, screams fluffy contemporary to me.  Oh how WRONG I was!  This book was definitely NOT what I was expecting.  It was much darker and more sinister than I could ever have anticipated…

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Book Reiew: Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler


I find Japanese culture absolutely fascinating, so when I was scanning Netgalley and saw the cover for Risuko, it immediately caught my eye.  Once I read the book description and learned that it was a historical fiction novel set in 16th century Japan,  I leapt at the opportunity to read it. 

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: The Last Girl (The Dominion Trilogy #1) by Joe Hart


What would happen if the female birth rate fell to below 1% thus decimating the world’s female population?  Joe Hart runs with this concept in the first book in The Dominion Trilogy, The Last Girl.

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Mystery, Other, Young Adult

Book Review: Gone to Drift by Diana McCaulay


I requested Gone to Drift because the cover gave me Island of the Blue Dolphins vibes.  While this was nothing like Island of the Blue Dolphins, this was a very interesting YA novel about a boy’s quest to find out what happened to his beloved Grandfather who never returns from a fishing trip.  It sounds simple, but this book was much more than I was anticipating…

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