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Daughters of Oduma | Moses Ose Utomi | Book Review

Daughters of Oduma is a new coming of age young adult story. It is filled with well depicted characters and unique world building that kept me turning pages. The premise involves a found family of girls known as the Mud Family as they prepare for the South God Bow tournament. When their top girl getsContinue reading “Daughters of Oduma | Moses Ose Utomi | Book Review”

Darling Girl | Liz Michalski | Book Review

Darling Girl is a Peter Pan story but Peter Pan is not the same as we have always known him to be. It seems that he has lost his innocence somewhere along the way. His actions are troubling and have long lasting effects on others. For the reader, these actions should come with trigger warningsContinue reading “Darling Girl | Liz Michalski | Book Review”

Twelve | Joan Marie Verba | Book Review

Twelve caught my attention on Netgalley because of it’s beautiful cove. Isn’t that cover just gorgeous? The premise underneath the beautiful cover is a retelling of the classic fairytale Twelve Dancing Princesses. Except this time, the focus is primarily ex-soldier Alden. Alden arrives at a small village seeking calm and solace after being a solider.Continue reading “Twelve | Joan Marie Verba | Book Review”

The Loophole | Naz Kutub | Book Review

The Loophole has been pitched as a magic adventure whose main character is a gay Muslim teenager. In a basic sense that is exactly what happens. When Sy meets Reggie and she tells him she can grant him three wishes, an adventure begins and his life is forever changed. Prior to meeting Reggie, he isContinue reading “The Loophole | Naz Kutub | Book Review”

This Wicked Fate | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review

This Wicked Fate is the sequel to the fabulous This Poison Heart which was released last year. I really enjoyed the first book and was anxiously waiting to read the sequel. There were so many things I needed to have answered! The most pressing one was would the sequel match up to the first book?Continue reading “This Wicked Fate | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review”

The Shadow Glass | Josh Winning | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to The Shadow Glass? The Shadow Glass was available for review on Netgalley. When I read the synopsis, it reminded me of movies that came out in the 80’s. These included Labyrinth, The Never Ending Story, and Princess Bride. Based on this, I was excited to enter the world of Iri.Continue reading “The Shadow Glass | Josh Winning | Audiobook Review”

Stepsister | Jennifer Donnelly | Book Review

I am in a total book hangover after reading Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly. As you may know, Jennifer Donnelly is one of my favorite authors and I was lucky enough to win a signed copy of both Stepsister and Poisoned. These are retelling of two of the most popular fairytale (Cinderella and Snow White) andContinue reading “Stepsister | Jennifer Donnelly | Book Review”

In Search Of A Prince | Toni Shiloh | Book Review

Brielle Adebayo lives a relatively normal life as a civics teacher in a NYC public school. She’s content with her life and not seeing big changes. That is until her mom drops a bombshells that will forever alter the course of her life. It turns out that Brielle is actually a princess of the kingdomContinue reading “In Search Of A Prince | Toni Shiloh | Book Review”

Poisoned | Jennifer Donnelly | Book Review

Jennifer Donnelly is one of my favorite authors but I admittedly have fallen behind in reading her more recent books. In August, I was lucky enough to win signed copies of Poisoned and Stepsister. These are two retelling of classic fairytale and I was so excited to dive into each of them. I decided toContinue reading “Poisoned | Jennifer Donnelly | Book Review”

Pink Guitars and Falling Stars | Leslie O’Sullivan | Book Review

Pink Guitars and Falling Stars is the first book in the Rockin’ Fairy Tales series. It is a Rapunzel retelling and it is glorious. If this is how the series starts, I cannot wait to continue with all the other characters on the Boulevard. They are so much fun! Zeli (Rapunzel) is the current reigningContinue reading “Pink Guitars and Falling Stars | Leslie O’Sullivan | Book Review”

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