ARC Review // Havenfall by Sara Holland

ARC Review // Havenfall by Sara Holland

Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds–each with their own magic–together. For generations, the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return.

For Maddie Morrow, summers at the inn are more than a chance to experience this magic first-hand. Havenfall is an escape from reality, where her mother sits on death row accused of murdering Maddie’s brother. It’s where Maddie fell in love with handsome Fiorden soldier Brekken. And it’s where one day she hopes to inherit the role of Innkeeper from her beloved uncle.

But this summer, the impossible happens–a dead body is found, shattering everything the inn stands for. With Brekken missing, her uncle gravely injured, and a dangerous creature on the loose, Maddie suddenly finds herself responsible for the safety of everyone in Havenfall. She’ll do anything to uncover the truth, even if it means working together with an alluring new staffer Taya, who seems to know more than she’s letting on. As dark secrets are revealed about the inn itself, one thing becomes clear to Maddie–no one can be trusted, and no one is safe…

Huge thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me a proof of Havenfall!

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International Women’s Day 2020 // Favourite Female Authors

So it is that time of the year again – a day dedicated to all the women in our lives, past, present and future. I always like to do something on the blog to celebrate so Becky and I thought we’d talk about some of our favourite female authors! We have decided to pick four each (a lot harder than it sounds) and share the reason why they, and their work, has impacted us so much. Continue reading “International Women’s Day 2020 // Favourite Female Authors”

World Book Day Celebration: The Books That Shaped My Childhood Years

World Book Day Celebration: The Books That Shaped My Childhood Years

Hi guys!

Since today is World Book Day, a group of us UKYA bloggers decided to celebrate all things bookish, specifically looking at books that were important to us when we were children. Make sure to check out the posts from the other bloggers involved – I’ll be linking to the next post at the bottom of mine!

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The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski // Spoiler-free Review

The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski // Spoiler-free Review
Thank you to Hodder for sending us copies in exchange for an honest review.

Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.
Nirrim keeps her head down and a dangerous secret close to her chest.
But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away who whispers rumors that the High Caste possesses magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.
Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, beloved author Marie Rutkoski returns with an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves.

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MOST ANTICIPATED MARCH 2020 YA RELEASES

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Another month, another list of amazing book releases! So far my bank account isn’t crying too much as I’ve got myself down to my local library but I still need to own all these amazing books, especially with these beautiful covers. So because I want your TBRs to grow as much as mine, here are some of my most anticipated YA releases for March (in order of release!). As always, if you want to check out my (long) list of books being released during 2020 with LGBTQ+ characters, check it out here so I don’t repeat books!

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Unspeakable: A Queer Gothic Anthology // Blog Tour

Unspeakable: A Queer Gothic Anthology // Blog Tour

Hi guys!

Today I’m sharing an excerpt from Unspeakable: A Queer Gothic Anthology edited by Celine Frohn. You can find out more about the anthology on its Goodreads page or website, or reading the synopsis below!

Unspeakable contains eighteen Gothic tales with uncanny twists and characters that creep under your skin. Its stories feature sapphic ghosts, terrifying creatures of the sea, and haunted houses concealing their own secrets. Whether you’re looking for your non-binary knight in shining armour or a poly family to murder with, Unspeakable showcases the best contemporary Gothic queer short fiction. Even dark tales deserve their time in the sun.

Huge thanks to Mols and Celine for sending me over a review copy!

 

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ARC Review // Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie

ARC Review // Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie

Bone Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.

Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.

Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.

Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.

Thank you to Harper360 for sending me an ARC of Bone Crier’s Moon!

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