ARC Review: Stolen City // A riveting tale of magic and revolution

Hello book nerds! Happy September! Spooky season is almost upon us, can you believe? But before we tackle our own Spooky TBRs, I’m here to talk about a recent release (and one that I thoroughly enjoyed), Stolen City!

Stolen City is truly more than a heist story. It’s a story of magic, of family, of choices that make or break your identity, and ultimately a story of revolution.

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Interview: Kalyn Josephson, Author of Ravenfall

Hello book nerds! Last week, I shared my book review of a very exciting middle grade contemporary fantasy coming this September 6th. Ravenfall is spooky, and cozy, and so heartwarming. (The bottom line is I adored it!) Now, I get to share with you an interview with the author, Kalyn Josephson!

For those of you who haven’t read it yet, here’s my review of Ravenfall!

Now, if you’re as excited as me or as intrigued as the other fans, you need to read on.

Kalyn Josephson talks about Celtic mythology, Ravenfall’s inspirations, writing middle grade for the first time, her favorite season, and the sequel—Hollowthorn!

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ARC Review: Ravenfall // Spooky, magical, heartfelt

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Title: Ravenfall
Author: Kalyn Josephson
Genre/s and tags: Middle grade, contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, supernatural
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication date: September 6, 2022
Content warnings: parental death, death, murder, violence
Goodreads synopsis: 

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One magical inn, two kids with supernatural powers, and an ancient Celtic creature trying to destroy their world by Halloween night…

Halloweentown meets Supernatural in this spooky middle-grade series from the acclaimed author of the Storm Crow duology!

Thirteen-year-old Annabella Ballinkay has never been normal, even by her psychic family’s standards. Every generation uses their abilities to help run the Ravenfall Inn, a sprawling, magical B&B at the crossroads of the human world and the Otherworld. But it’s hard to contribute when your only power is foreseeing death.

So when fourteen-year-old Colin Pierce arrives at Ravenfall searching for his missing older brother and the supernatural creature who killed their parents, Anna jumps at the chance to help. But the mysteries tied to Colin go much deeper than either of them expects. . . .

As the two team up to find answers, they unearth Colin’s family’s secret past and discover that Colin has powers beyond his imagination. And now the supernatural creature, one with eerie origins in Celtic mythology, is coming after him. If Anna and Colin can’t stop the creature by Halloween night, the veil to the Otherworld could be ripped open–which would spell destruction for their world as they know it.

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A big thank you to the author for sending the e-ARC my way for an honest review!
(This, of course, did not affect my overall opinion of the book.)

Hi book nerds! I don’t know about you, but reading middle grade novels always fun for me. And in this case, Ravenfall is a wonderful middle grade novel that ticked the boxes for me—from the plot, the Supernatural vibes, to the characters, to the setting, and more! So today, I’m sharing it with all of you!

Ravenfall is a spooky and magical middle grade novel you do not want to miss! With Celtic mythology, a sentient inn, psychics, and a family secret, it’s an adventure you’ll love.

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Genderbent tropes and queer identity: 3 Books That I Read for Pride 2022

Okay, so. This post is a month late! I know, I know, I’m sorry. But life happens, and long story short, May, June and July have ganged up on me. So I haven’t been active much, haven’t been reading much as I used to. However, I was still able to read a few books from my Pride TBR for this year!

And let me just say, I have been blessed with three amazing books! So here’s a quick rundown, as well as my mini reviews!

Flip The Script

Summary: An aspiring K-drama teen actress falls for the actress who plays the second lead in their show, instead of her fake co-star boyfriend.

My rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What I think: This was my first read this June, and I can’t help but think how fitting it is. Flip the Script was just so cute and so fun, and most importantly, it shed some light on the queer community in South Korea and the entertainment industry in particular. It also gave us hope of what may come and what we can do to make a difference.

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Interview: Elisa A. Bonnin, Author of Dauntless

Hello book nerds! It has been a while since I joined a blog tour, I know. But today, I’m sharing something I am pretty excited about! Today, I’m sharing my interview with Elisa A. Bonnin, as part of the Dauntless Blog Tour by Xpresso Tours!

Dauntless is one of my most anticipated releases for this year. I found out about this YA fantasy novel with Filipino sapphics and I was immediately sold. Now I’m happy to be spreading more information about Dauntless!

I had the chance to chat with the author, Elisa A. Bonnin for my tour stop! So read on to know more about the inspiration of Dauntless, the world-building, the characters, and what the story can mean for Filipino readers of today.

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