Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim: gorgeous plotting & beautiful writing

Hi all!! I’m back. Again. I think I might be back for real too. I’ve managed to jigsaw my schedule into something resembling a workable timetable, and I’ve set aside time for blogging, so hopefully it works out. Anyways, I’m really excited about this book!! I loved Spin the Dawn, and I was so excited (and surprised) to see that I got approved for an arc of Six Crimson Cranes. Fairytale retelling + asian rep + stunning writing from an author I already love? Yes, please.

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The Last Shadow Warrior by Sam Subity [blog tour+giveaway]: viking warriors & mood board

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted. Which is unfortunate, because I have a multitude of ideas now that I don’t have time to write. I probably won’t have time to post at all this month, as I’ve been training around 20 hours/week for climbing (and will continue to until the competition mid June). Between that and school, I have no time for writing or blogging. I should be able to start again though once school’s out, regardless of training schedule. For the foreseeable future though, this (along with one other blog tour), is all I will be posting, unfortunately. I simply don’t have the time. Now for the actual post:

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A GOLDEN FURY BY SAMANTHA COHOE [blog tour + q&a] // alchemy, family, and the slow descent into madness

Today I’m on my first blog tour✨✨✨ Welcome to my stop on the tour for A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe!

This book felt a little like tumbling down and down and down the rabbit hole. The more I read, the harder it was to put down. Hence my lack of sleep the next day. I really need to stop doing that🙈 This is the story of Thea Hope, daughter to the famous and brilliant alchemist Marguerite Hope. Well… that’s not entirely accurate. Thea is a brilliant alchemist herself, and she and her mother were really close to making the Philosopher’s Stone. That is, until her mom goes mad and the rabbit hole begins. There are murders, disappointing fathers, and many many mistakes.

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KISSES AND CROISSANTS BY ANNE-SOPHIE JOUHANNEAU (+aesthetics!!!) // the music of sweet kisses and flushed cheeks

I had (key word: had) been trying to wean myself off YA contemporary romance because I was reading them at the exclusion of all else. They’re so happy!!! And sweet!!! And they always end well!!! I’ve got nothing against them, but I need to read other things too. I think I had (for a little bit) genuinely forgotten how much I like your basic “oppressed magic people rebel” YA fantasy. And yes, I do realize i’m just swapping one common framework for another. ANYWAYS.

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The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night // ARC Review

I wasn’t planning on posting this review here—I was just going to post it on Goodreads, but then I enjoyed them so much I decided to put the review up here. (btw, it’s MG not YA… but the MC is 16 soooooo)

Since this is a review for two books, and I don’t want to write two separate reviews that will touch on a lot of similar things, I think I am going to write about the series in general, and then touch upon some points unique to each book. I think that makes sense? I don’t knowwwww *bangs head against wall*. I’m just going to start and we’ll see what happens.

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