Tag: ARCs for Review

The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Wow. This book was a ride. You guys already know I pick up pirate books like a robin plucking up fat wriggling worms – I can’t get enough.  The grisly reality, the call of the sea, the code of the Brethren… bring it on.  Requesting The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea was an easy call, and I’m so glad I did. At first, I wasn’t […]

Posted June 3, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Wednesday Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. First things first – I think that those who enjoyed Wicked Saints will enjoy Ruthless Gods.  There’s a lot of the same aesthetic and I personally thought the characters were constant.  Unfortunately, I’m coming at this from an angle where Wicked Saints was not quite as good as I wanted it to be, and Ruthless Gods did not improve the situation. There is still a little of the landscaping aesthetics I really liked […]

Posted March 24, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Paying My Blog Fees in ARCs – Did It Work?

Paying My Blog Fees in ARCs – Did It Work?

At the beginning of 2019, I decided I wanted to experiment with an idea bouncing around in my head.  I’m a self-hosted blog, and not a big one, but I made this choice because I liked the freedom it allows in customization and plugins.  The Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin (and, subsequently, its sister plugin Book Database) have made that decision really worth it for me… but I am a hobbyist blogger.  What does that mean?  It means everything I pay in hosting and design comes out of my pocket.  In my case, it means I have no affiliations, I’m not […]

Posted February 7, 2020 in Blogging // 6 Comments //
Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Wednesday Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. If you are looking for a ruthless, black-hearted tale of dark revenge, then Foul is Fair is absolutely the book you need. Before I go any further, I would like to reference the content warning page on Hannah Capin’s website. This book overflows with triggers and before you even consider picking it up, it is absolutely vital you read this page. I do not want anyone picking […]

Posted January 22, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
You Too? by Janet Gurtler

You Too? by Janet Gurtler

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Inkyard Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. You Too? is a complicated book to review because of the intensity of its content. These stories are deeply important and I have so much respect for the women in this book who have had the courage to come forward and share their stories. I want to be clear that in the review going forward, any judgement made of the book as a whole are no […]

Posted December 26, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

  While I appreciate a few of the unique and creative ideas in Gravemaidens, there are a few things that made me pause.  At its bare bones, this is an interesting book with characters that could be loved. But it doesn’t quite get to that raving fan point.  Gravemaidens is a forgettable book, and honestly?  I’m disappointed. In a rare event for me, I let myself wait a day to write this review.  Usually, I’m scheduling these reviews within hours of finishing.  Gravemaidens required some additional thought, because I needed to find the right words to express the weird feeling I […]

Posted October 16, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //