Review: And I Darken, by Kiersten White

And I Darken Kiersten White

Rating: ★★★★★

Recommended: Yes

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Alternate History, Young Adult, LGBTQ+

Add it to your TBR: GoodreadsSkoob

This is a great year for fantasy YA for me. I’m discovering a bunch of books I had heard some blurb about before but hadn’t picked it up because I was for a while all about contemporaries, literary fiction and historical fiction. Do get ready for another review where I swoon a lot. Spoiler alert: And I Darken is awesome. Continue reading

Review: Arena (Arena #1), by Pavan Lewis

Arena by Pavan Lewis

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommended: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Horror, Dystopia, Young Adult, LGBTQ+

Add it to your TBR: Amazon

I have received a free copy of Arena from the author of this book. This in no way affects the opinions reflected on this review.


Amazon Synopsis: 

When seventeen-year-old Tasa Strong is ‘taken’ by the dreaded Iron Cart, she finds herself in a vast arena filled with wild animals and grotesque killers. In order to survive, and save her beloved friend Valeria, Tasa must work with eleven other children to find a way forward – even as she comes to understand that many of them cannot be trusted, and may also be a danger to her life. As they struggle to survive, and compete, they are forced to make horrifying life and death decisions; voting on which in their company should be killed. This act threatens to tear any potential alliances apart; and factions form within their group. Yet still Tasa must struggle forward, led by a boy who seems to want to save her and her friend: yet also clearly has his own secret reasons and brutal abilities – until at last she faces a final and terrifying round of dangers that will reveal the most unexpected and shocking betrayal, and potential reward… Continue reading

Resenha: Miniaturista por Jessie Burton

Resenha: Miniaturista por Jessie Burton

Nota: ★★☆☆☆

Recomendado: Não

Gêneros: Mistério, romance histórico, realismo mágico

Este livro foi publicado em 2014, e desde então tenho ouvido muito burburinho sobre ele, sobre como ele é tão único e a história encantadora. A capa certamente é fantástica, e devo confessar que ela e a promessa de um romance de realismo mágico e mistério me atraíram para este livro. Continue reading

Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Resenha: Miniaturista por Jessie Burton

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Recommended: No

Genres: Mystery, magic realism, historic fiction

I’ve been eyeing this book for a while, since it’s been published in 2014. It’s gotten so much buzz since then about its uniqueness and enchanting story. I am trying to broaden my reading experience, and so Magic Realism is something I really wanted to get a bit more of, making this book quite perfect for me. I also must confess the beautiful cover was such a selling point.

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Pride Month: LGBTQ+ Fiction

Hello readers!

It is pride month! I find it a little hard to find LGBTQ+ literature that isn’t YA, so please leave in the comments your suggestions! Congratulations to the Young Adult genre for being so prominent in this category. I would really like to see more lyrical, historical, epic fiction, though, as they are my favorites. Below are a few books I recommend and a few I want to read!

My recommendations:

The Color Purple

 

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

This is the first book I ever read to have a bi character, and I absolutely loved it so much. My heart broke for Celie so many times. It tells the story of women of color in the South of the United States, in the 1930s, focusing on Celie’s stories. This book is incredibly relevant, so raw and powerful. I swear this book changed my life. It is such a must-read. Continue reading