I first read Thorn in 2018, as a self-published novel, and I loved its smart, wry, thought-provoking take on one of my favourite fairy tales, The Goose Girl. When I heard it was being reworked for traditional publishing, I was thrilled, and I’m so happy to be able to tell you it’s even better in this form!
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When it comes to YA, one of my favourite kinds is the sparkly-dresses-and-marriage-contest kind – think The Selection for the perfect archetype. So I was really excited to hear about The Stars We Steal, which combines those tropes with a space setting and draws inspiration from Jane Austen’s Persuasion – and it was everything I wanted it to be!
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Jinxed is a romp of a book, sitting perfectly at the upper MG/lower YA bound and with a fun focus on technology and the future!
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When I picked this up, I was in the mood for some really classic-feeling YA, the sort of thing that would take me back to its early 2010s heyday, and it turns out that Crown of Oblivion was exactly that!
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I’m kicking off the week with a blog tour post for The Sky Weaver, a book I’ve been anticipating pretty much since the last page of The Caged Queen…
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Today I’m really excited to be on the blog tour for Girls of Storm and Shadow, one of my most anticipated books of the year. This is the sequel to the phenomenal Girls of Paper and Fire, which I loved so much I reviewed it twice, and it more than lives up to the first book’s amazingness!
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I’ve never read anything by Frances Hardinge before, though I have friends who love her, so when Deeplight showed up at my door unannounced, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m glad I went into this without much information, though, because it’s a seriously strange and weirdly beautiful book that I can’t liken to anything else I’ve read…
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