Review: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

“Like all the rest, giving us impossibilities and calling them choices.” Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel…

Review: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

"Because this kiss is mine. Because this boy is mine. Because this life is mine. Because I deserve it." || Goodreads || Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat. People sometimes have a problem with that last one. Especially her mom. Charlie wants a good relationship with her body, but…

ARC Review: Sleeping Around by Morgan Vega

"Maybe people give second chances—third and fourth and fifth chances—more than foster care had me believe." || Goodreads || Foster care always promised her a bed. Now she doesn’t even have that. Coralee (Corey) Reed can’t wait to trade her current foster house for Harmony Hall, the dorm for music majors. Corey arrives at Borns…

Review: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

"But isn't that how every horrible thing begins? Slow. Insipid. A twisting of the screw." || Goodreads || No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin…

Review: Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

“But hope was a valuable weapon, and we were sharpening its every edge.” Goodreads || Amazon || B&N || Book Depository Notice: Unravel the Dusk is the sequel to Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim. Read my review for book one here. Maia Tamarin’s journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon and…