Dazzling, Queer, and Anime-Inspired // Bloody Spade

Bloody Spade Review.

Bloody Spade is a magical, young adult urban fantasy that gave me such strong anime vibes! Dazzling, character-driven, and endearing, I had such a lovely time reading this book. If you need a book packed full of queer characters, magical girl transformation scenes, and a snarky, closed-off catboy, you have to pick this one up. … Continue reading Dazzling, Queer, and Anime-Inspired // Bloody Spade

A Backstabbing Family of Criminals // Among Thieves

Among Thieves Review

Among Thieves is a gritty, gripping young adult fantasy featuring a crew of misfit criminals working towards their own agendas. The drama of having a group of found family who are simultaneously looking for opportunities to betray each other - unparalleled. Among Thieves is an action-packed, entertaining read for people who want a fast, fun … Continue reading A Backstabbing Family of Criminals // Among Thieves

A Sparkling Marvel of Writing // In The Watchful City Review

In The Watchful City Review

In The Watchful City is a gorgeous, lush read that weaves stories inside stories to build a vivid, Asian-centric world. I loved how it disrupted expected western narrative structures to deliver something that feels transcendent. As the main character finds aer horizon expand through folkloric tales, the reader is drawn into the complex themes and … Continue reading A Sparkling Marvel of Writing // In The Watchful City Review

Bold Storytelling, Monsters, and Social Commentary // No Gods, No Monsters

No Gods, No Monsters Review

No Gods, No Monsters is a stunning novel made up of a series of interconnected short stories in a world where monsters lurk underneath the surface. It's a daring and complex story that masterfully ties together disjointed threads to create a wonderful tapestry of loss, disenfranchisement, and solidarity. As someone who often struggles with fragmented … Continue reading Bold Storytelling, Monsters, and Social Commentary // No Gods, No Monsters

This Series Continues To Break My Heart // The Second Rebel

The Second Rebel Review

The Second Rebel is the thrilling continuation of The First Sister Trilogy. It heightened the stakes with an action-packed, complex, and heartbreaking narrative. The series continues to inspect hard-hitting topics such as dysphoria, human experimentation, the use of violence as a mechanism towards peace, the cost of sacrifice, and how to interact with morally corrupt … Continue reading This Series Continues To Break My Heart // The Second Rebel

Caring For Dragons and For Each Other // After The Dragons Review

After The Dragons Review

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to read and review Stelliform Press's newest release 'After The Dragons'. This book is a quiet, intimate fantasy that tenderly tackles topics such as pollution, grief, and how to care for one another. The detailed, atmospheric descriptions of a Beijing filled with dragons were delightful, and the gentle … Continue reading Caring For Dragons and For Each Other // After The Dragons Review

A Mesmerizing, Surreal Account of Chronic Pain and Believability // All’s Well Review

All's Well Review

After reading 'Bunny' by Mona Awad last year and having the experience of stumbling through a surreal but entertaining fever dream, I knew I had to pick up her next novel 'All's Well'. I was intrigued by how this book discussed the idea of chronic pain, and specifically, how that interlinks with misogyny and visibility. … Continue reading A Mesmerizing, Surreal Account of Chronic Pain and Believability // All’s Well Review

Ghost Hunting Sapphics // The Dead and The Dark

The Dead and The Dark Review

Hello everyone! Today I'm excited to be reviewing The Dead and The Dark. This atmospheric, spooky read blew me away. The premise was always fantastic, but I was surprised by how much I fell in love with this book. Featuring a small, isolated town, ghost-hunting, secrets, suspicions, and sapphic goodness. If you love slow-building young … Continue reading Ghost Hunting Sapphics // The Dead and The Dark