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2022 Graphic Novel Review Graphic Novel Review YA Fiction

The Greatest Thing

The Greatest Thing by Sarah Winifred Searle Synopsis: It’s the first day of sophomore year, and now that Winifred’s two best (and only) friends have transferred to a private school, she must navigate high school on her own. But she isn’t alone for long. In art class, she meets two offbeat students, Oscar and April. […]

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The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho Synopsis: Zen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history. A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there. Guet Imm, […]

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2022 Graphic Novel Review Fantasy Graphic Novel Review

The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor

The Dire Days of Willoweep Manor by Shaenon K. Garrity and Christopher Baldwin Synopsis: One dark and stormy night, Haley sees a stranger drowning in the river. Since her greatest passion is Gothic romance novels, she knows her moment has come. But when Haley leaps into the water to rescue the stranger, she awakens in […]

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2022 Book Review Book Reviews Fantasy

The Damned

Hello! I do my best to keep reviews spoiler free and if they do contain spoilers, I would have a disclaimer. There are no The Damned spoilers written in this review, but since it is the second novel in The Beautiful series, there may be spoilers for the previous book (The Beautiful). You can see […]

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Legendborn

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn Synopsis: After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus. A flying demon […]

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Major Detours

Major Detours by Zachary Sergi Synopsis: It’s the summer before college and four best friends—Amelia, Chase, Cleo, and Logan—are on the first leg of their road trip inspired by the unique tarot deck that Amelia inherited from her grandmother. However, their trip full of visiting occult shops, bonding and sightseeing, takes a major detour as […]

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2022 Graphic Novel Review Fantasy Graphic Novel Review

The Daughters of Ys

The Daughters of Ys by M.T. Anderson & Jo Rioux Synopsis: Ys, city of wealth and wonder, has a history of dark secrets. Queen Malgven used magic to raise the great walls that keep Ys safe from the tumultuous sea. But after the queen’s inexplicable death, her daughters drift apart. Rozenn, the heir to the […]

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2022 Book Review Fantasy

Ruin and Rising

Hello! I do my best to keep reviews spoiler free and if they do contain spoilers, I would have a disclaimer. There are no Ruin and Rising spoilers written in this review, but since it is the last novel in the Shadow and Bone trilogy, there may be spoilers for the previous books (Shadow and […]

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The City We Became

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin Synopsis: Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city. Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got five. But every city also has a dark side. A […]

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Wrap-Up

2021 Wrap Up

Hello again and happy new year! Now that 2021 has come to a close, I want to take a look back at my reading journey through the year 2021. Top 5 Books of 2021 These are my favorite books I read in 2021 (in no particular order). The Secret History by Donna Tartt You can […]