She’s hell-bent on revenge. He’s desperate for adventure. Now the only question is: does this count as a date? Sixteen-year-old Reiko Mori’s family has clashed with the Markows in a clandestine search for the famed Lover’s Kiss Ruby, ever since their ancestors killed each other over it centuries ago in Japan. Now, after pulling off a successful museum heist, Reiko’s finally going to be the one who finds the jewel. Even better? She’s just arranged a study date with hot-but-sheltered sculptor Levi Green to work on their English project. Things are looking good. Until a mysterious third party attacks Reiko and Levi, intent on stealing her clues to the ruby.
Meant to be Broken is a new release as of this July!! It is the first in a series of novels set in South Carolina and written by Brandy Woods Snow. I was sent the book to review from the publishers. I want to say that when I am sent books by the publishers or authors to review, my reviews are always honest. I’m not writing reviews to try to make the author or publisher happy – I’m writing them to honestly report on a book that I have read.
The Demon Race by Alexandria Warwick comes out in three days!! I was sent this book by the author to review and because I was a part of the blog tour last month! Check out my last blog post to read all about Alexandria’s world building process!! It’s so interesting to me to read about other writers’ views on worldbuilding and other parts of the writing process, so I’m very glad I got to share it with y’all!
I am so excited to have the opportunity to discuss what is probably my favorite part of writing today: worldbuilding! I have been drawn to fantasy for as long as I can remember. Not only is it the genre that allows my imagination to run free, but you can basically write whatever you want, which is awesome. I believe there is no right way to build a world, as people place emphasis on various aspects. What I'd like to discuss are the parts of worldbuilding I emphasize in my stories, the parts most important to me. Namely: mythology, religion, and culture.
The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi has been on my TBR for the longest time. I’ve owned the books for a while, too. A few months ago, I finally picked up this iconic YA dystopian series, and I have lots of thoughts on it!!
Happy book birthday to Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga!! I’m so glad I get to celebrate the release day of such an amazing novel with this review for the blog tour! Kiss of the Royal is one of those books that I never wanted to end. I could have spent a thousand more pages in this world, delving even deeper into the magic system, and spending time with the characters. That’s how much I loved it!! I rated it 5/5 stars on Goodreads, and I have nothing bad to say about it!
I received this book from an author that isn’t very well-known, and it turned out to be a story that I think rivals the stories of the popular YA fantasy writers that we all know and love. The Watcher of the Night Sky, written by Rachel Pudsey and the first book in The Aronia Series, had me laughing and engaged in the descriptive writing from the very beginning. I absolutely adore this book, and I gave it 5/5 stars on Goodreads!