Review: Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor

Once upon a time there was a silence that dreamed of becoming a song, and then I found you, and now everything is music.

I’ve wanted to read this book for forever now. After I finished Strange the Dreamer, I knew that I had to read its sequel. Now, a little more than a year later, I’ve finally read Muse of Nightmares, and I can affirm that this series is pure magic.

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Blog Tour Review: The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao // a Love Letter to Chinese & Diaspora Kids

The gods didn’t give me ultimate strength. My friends and family did.

This! Book! I love it so much, and I know that it will be so important to many young Chinese and/or diaspora kids. Many thanks to Shealea @ Caffeine Book Tours for letting me be part of this blog tour, and for sending me a physical arc to review! If I hadn’t seen Shealea’s sign-ups for this tour, I probably would never have picked The Dragon Warrior up, and what I shame that would’ve been.

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Blog Tour Review & an INTL Giveway: Crier’s War by Nina Varela // Enemies-to-Lovers but Make if F/F

Justice was a god, and Ayla didn’t believe in such childish things. She believed in blood.

This book worked for me in so many ways, and I can’t wait to boost it forever and always. Though I had some minor complaints, it was such a solid and strong debut. Definitely look out for this book when it comes out!

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If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio // A Modern Shakespearean Tragedy

“Do you blame Shakespeare for any of it?” 
The question is so unlikely, so nonsensical coming from such a sensible man, that I can’t suppress a smile. “I blame him for all of it,” I say.

I first came across If We Were Villains when I stumbled upon Chaima’s 5-star review for it on Goodreads. We all know how beautiful Chaima’s reviews are, so naturally I was immediately convinced to read this. I admit that neither dark academia nor adult books are my type, but this book worked for me nonetheless.

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson // Demonic Servants, Living Books, & Sorcerers

Ink and parchment flowed through her veins. The magic of the Great Libraries lived in her very bones. They were a part of her, and she a part of them.

In previous posts, I’ve alluded to the fact that Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson is my favorite book of the year so far. A lot of the commenters on those posts expressed how excited they were to read my full review of Sorcery of Thorns–and to read the book itself–so here is my (hopefully) much-awaited review of it.

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