ARC Review: Tell Me When You Feel Something by Vicki Grant

Thank you so much to Penguin Teen and Netgalley for letting me read an eARC of Tell Me When You Feel Something! I really loved the summary of this book because not only do I love thrillers, but when I was in high school, my doctor kept telling me that I should go be one of those mock patients (I could never figure out how to apply, so it never happened, but it sounded like such a cool program). Overall, the premise was cool, but I had a hard time with the execution.

Tell Me When You Feel Something 3.5/5 Stars

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ARC Review: Havoc by Mary Lindsey

Thank you so much to Entangled Teen and Netgalley for providing me with the eARC for Havoc (and for providing me with an e-review copy of book one in the series, Haven, as well). I have no idea how I missed out on Haven when it came out in 2017, because I feel like I was all over all of the YA new releases then, but I somehow did- but I read it over the weekend and it was such an interesting/different take on shifters and witches and I liked it more than I thought I would. It was a little slow at the beginning and I had a slightly hard time getting into it at first, but once I did, I really liked Rain and Freddie and everyone and the storyline was great. Here’s the link to the Goodreads entry for Haven so you can check that one out if you haven’t read it yet (plus, if you’re at all interested in Haven/Havoc, you should for sure read Haven before you read my review for Havoc). Now, onto my thoughts for book 2, Havoc.

Havoc 4/5 Stars

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Book Review: Namesake by Adrienne Young

Ahhh y’all I finished the audiobook for Namesake and I have allllll the thoughts! I absolutely loved Fable last year (thank you Wednesday Books for letting me read an ARC of it!), so I tried to get an ARC of Namesake this year, and when I couldn’t, I grabbed the audiobook via scribd as soon as it came out and OMG it was so good!

Namesake 5/5 Stars

Here’s the summary of Namesake from Goodreads for you (and then we’re going to talk alllll about this book, so stop reading my review and go read Namesake instead if you don’t want any spoilers):

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Blog Tour: The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

Thank you so much to Inkyard Press for having me as a part of their blog tour for The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa! I haven’t read any of her other books and even though I knew this was the beginning of a spin off series from her earlier books, I figured that I would read it anyway and if I liked it, then I’d give the earlier books a chance… well it looks like my TBR just got longer because I’m definitely about to read all of the other books set in this world! It’s got everything I love in it- how the heck have I not already read them???

The Iron Raven 4/5 Stars

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Blog Tour: Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift

Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond Tours for having me as a part of their Cast In Firelight tour (and for Delacorte and Netgalley for making it happen)! Make sure you check out the rest of the tour by following that link so you can see everyone else’s great posts! Also! even better! With this amazing tour, there’s a giveaway for a finished final copy of the book, so make sure you go enter that (unfortunately, this giveaway is US only, so to my international readers, I’m sorry about that).

I really enjoyed this book- it was such a fun, easy fantasy read and it had so much great Indian-ness in it, which I loved. My stop on the tour features both a review and my top five reasons to read Cast in Firelight, so I’ll do my review first and the reasons second!

Cast in Firelight 4/5 Stars

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Audiobook ARC Review: The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo

Thank you so much to Macmillan Audio and Netgalley for letting me listen to the audiobook version of The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo (narrated by Ben Barnes and Lauren Fortgang) early! The print version of the book came out back in October I think, but the audiobook came out today and I really enjoyed learning about all of the saints and how they came to be saints/those they helped! This review is going to be a little different from my normal reviews (format wise) in that my whole review is going to be in this paragraph and then you’ll get my rating and the summary from Goodreads- I figured I should give y’all a heads up since it’s a little different from my normal. Initially, when I heard about The Lives of Saints, I didn’t think I was going to read it, because I didn’t think it was that important in my Grishaverse journey, but I’m really glad I listened to the audiobook version of it. Not only did I get acquainted with Ben Barnes’ voice (oh I am so excited to see him in the show!), but I also really appreciated hearing about where the saints came from and I feel like it really added to their characters, especially since we see them so much in King of Scars. The Lives of Saints is a quick, fun audiobook (it was less than 2 hours for me since I listened to it at 1.5x speed) and I definitely recommend it!

The Lives of Saints 5/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:

Dive into the epic world of international bestselling author Leigh Bardugo with this beautifully illustrated replica of The Lives of Saints, the Istorii Sankt’ya, featuring tales of saints drawn from the beloved novels and beyond. Out of the pages of the Shadow and Bone trilogy, from the hands of Alina Starkov to yours, the Istorii Sankt’ya is a magical keepsake from the Grishaverse.

These tales include miracles and martyrdoms from familiar saints like Sankta Lizabeta of the Roses and Sankt Ilya in Chains, to the strange and obscure stories of Sankta Ursula, Sankta Maradi, and the Starless Saint.

4 Reasons Why Lightbringer Was Not the Book for Me

Oh man y’all, I’m so sad. I went in to my Lightbringer read with such high hopes because I freaking LOVED Furyborn. It was such a great book and there was so much promise there for the rest of the trilogy to be incredible and for it to become one of my favorites, but Kingsbane dashed those hopes. BUT lots of trilogies suffer from second book syndrome, so I thought maybe, just maybe Lightbringer would be able to bring back everything I loved about Furyborn, but unfortunately, after finishing it last night, I have to say that I just think that this whole trilogy is not for me. *Caveat here! I saw so many people on Goodreads raving about Lightbringer, so if you haven’t read it yet, don’t take my opinions as your own- go ahead and read it! You may love it and think I’m a complete idiot, which is totally fine*

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