The Mime Order & The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon // Amanda // First Read Review

I often don't like writing reviews for sequels, since obviously, they hinge so heavily on the first book, but The Bone Season series is one of my new favorite new things and I am happy to talk about them more, but no worries, I won't give any spoilers! Check out: The Bone Season read in… Continue reading The Mime Order & The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon // Amanda // First Read Review

The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-el // Amanda // First Read Review

Okay, first, this book should be a children's classic, right next to Winnie the Pooh. At least if I had a say in it, it would be right up there. I will write more about it, but the from-kid-to-adult messages are so important. I will definitely be reading this to Knox ASAP! I had the… Continue reading The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-el // Amanda // First Read Review

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis // Amanda // First Read Review

Stand Alone // YA // Western Fantasy This book even starts off with dealing with hard topics right away, not glossing over the fact that the main character sisters live in a brothel or one of them committed an accidental murder. Though this ended up less interesting than I thought it was going to be,… Continue reading The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis // Amanda // First Read Review

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire // Amanda // First Read Review

Sci-Fi // Adult // Immersive Hello. To die for. I'm obsessed. But is anyone surprised since Seanan McGuire is my favorite author..? nah Middlegame is somewhere between sci-fi, fantasy, large-scale conspiracy commentary, familial/relational drama, thriller, and mystery. The things that were explained were very well explained, and the things that weren't explained were brilliantly and… Continue reading Middlegame by Seanan McGuire // Amanda // First Read Review

The Babysitters Coven by Kate M. Williams // Amanda // First Read Review

First in a Series // YA // Contemporary Witchery Fun, quirky, and a little forgettable, I definitely picked up this book because of the gorgeous cover and pastel witchy aesthetic that I absolutely love. And let me clarify, I like dark, contemporary witchy books. This one is so lighthearted it was a little hard to… Continue reading The Babysitters Coven by Kate M. Williams // Amanda // First Read Review

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig // Amanda // First Read Review

I'm obsessed. I've had such a successful reading month, such good books all in a row! After I finished this book, I immediately wanted to start again. The writing is gorgeous, and I felt absolutely invested the whole time. Romantic and devastating. I know the basics of the 12 Dancing Princesses, and Erin A. Craig… Continue reading House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig // Amanda // First Read Review

Mind Games by Shana Silver // Amanda // First Read Review

Stand-along // YA // Tech thriller This book surprised me, came completely out of nowhere to be honest. Before I ordered in through Book of the Month YA, I hadn't even heard of it. But this book really amps up in action, and becomes more complicated towards the end. I love books that do this,… Continue reading Mind Games by Shana Silver // Amanda // First Read Review

The Spinner of Dreams by K. A. Reynolds // Amanda // First Read Review

Stand-alone // Middle-grade // Fairy-tale-esque This book, you guys. Incredible. I can't wait to go back and read K.A. Reynold's first book and be a lifelong fan. You know I love dark middle grade, fairy tale books, and strange magic, and this book has all three. My favorite book growing up was The Phantom Tollbooth… Continue reading The Spinner of Dreams by K. A. Reynolds // Amanda // First Read Review

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi // Amanda // First Read Review

First in a Series // YA // Japanese-inspired // Translated In her childhood, Elin's mother is sentenced to death because of the death of the water serpents that were in her care. She sends Elin away through the use of a magical control of these beasts, which astonishes everyone and confuses Elin. As Elin travels… Continue reading The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi // Amanda // First Read Review