This Girl is On Fire and Wants the World to Burn // Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Title: Girls of Paper and Fire Position: Book One in the Girls of Paper and Fire series Author: Natasha Ngan Genre: Fantasy Pages: 400 Rating: 4/5 Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most cruel. But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of … More This Girl is On Fire and Wants the World to Burn // Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

This Was a Confusing and Lush Series Starter // The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Title: The Gilded Wolves Position: Book One in The Gilded Wolves series Author: Roshani Chokshi Genre: Fantasy Pages: 388 Rating: 3.5/5 No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them. It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient … More This Was a Confusing and Lush Series Starter // The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Let’s Hear It For the 3 Star Books I Actually Really Enjoyed // Mini-Reviews

Two Dark Reigns (Kendare Blake) | Goodreads | 3 stars This book, and this series in general, is so odd to me – I really enjoy it and wanted to read it, from beginning to end, but I also dislike most of the characters. There are multiple characters whose perspectives we follow, and because I dislike so many … More Let’s Hear It For the 3 Star Books I Actually Really Enjoyed // Mini-Reviews

Fantastical Worlds Can Be Found in Our Own History // For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

Title: For a Muse of Fire Position: Book One in the For a Muse of Fire series Author: Heidi Heilig (The Girl From Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time) Genre: Fantasy Pages: 512 Rating: 4/5 A young woman with a dangerous power she barely understands. A smuggler with secrets of his own. A country torn between a merciless colonial army, a … More Fantastical Worlds Can Be Found in Our Own History // For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

Ghosts Like Messing With Famous Literature // My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

Title: My Plain Jane Position: Book Two in the Lady Janies series Author: Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton Genre: Fantasy/Historical Pages: 464 Rating: 3.5/5 You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite … More Ghosts Like Messing With Famous Literature // My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

4 Star Books Span Many Worlds and Genres // Mini-Reviews

Always Never Yours (Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka) | Goodreads | 4 stars I thought this book looked cute but didn’t have huge expectations, which just gave it a greater chance of topping those low expectations. At first blush, the protagonist seems like a typical YA protagonist – she has some romantic history, but she likes being behind the scenes. … More 4 Star Books Span Many Worlds and Genres // Mini-Reviews

Sisters Bound By Blood // One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

I’m not a big fantasy person, but I am a big “stories about girls and sisters” kind of person, so even a high fantasy series like Three Dark Crowns can be appealing to me. I read the first book as an eARC last year and enjoyed it despite how many new characters, locations, and archaic … More Sisters Bound By Blood // One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

SO MANY REVIEWS – I Apologize for Nothing // Mini-Reviews

Yep, there are a lot of reviews here, but with this post, I’m FINALLY CAUGHT UP! This is months-worth of books, so this is pretty exciting. Of course, I’m always reading, so this whole being on top of things isn’t going to last long, but I WILL TAKE IT. Anyway, onto the many reviews, including … More SO MANY REVIEWS – I Apologize for Nothing // Mini-Reviews

A Thousand And One Tales of Magic and Intrigue // The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Aw, this beautiful Middle Eastern fantasy – even when you have your problems, you’re a beautiful little story. This sequel didn’t quite live up to my expectations of the spectacular The Wrath and the Dawn, but that’s simply the difference between a stellar 4.5 star debut and a pretty fantastic 4 star sophomore effort. < pro … More A Thousand And One Tales of Magic and Intrigue // The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh