ARC Review | Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

ARC Review | Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

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Title: Each of Us a Desert

By: Mark Oshiro

Series: NO

Pages: 432

Publication: September 15th, 2020 

By: Tor Teen

Genre: YA | Fantasy | LGBT+ Characters

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Synopsis


From the award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a powerful fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life.

Xochital is destined to wander the desert alone, speaking her troubled village’s stories into its arid winds. Her only companions are the blessed stars above and enimagic lines of poetry magically strewn across dusty dunes.

Her one desire: to share her heart with a kindred spirit.

One night, Xo’s wish is granted—in the form of Emilia, the cold and beautiful daughter of the town’s murderous mayor. But when the two set out on a magical journey across the desert, they find their hearts could be a match… if only they can survive the nightmare-like terrors that arise when the sun goes down.

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Book Review | Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Book Review | Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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Title: Red, White & Royal Blue

By: Casey McQuiston

Series: NO

Pages: 421

Published: May 14th, 2019

By: St. Martin’s Griffin

Genre: NA | Contemporary | Romance | LGBT+

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Synopsis


What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.

Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic. 

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Double ARC Review | The Unspoken Name & What the Other Three Don’t Know

Double ARC Review | The Unspoken Name & What the Other Three Don’t Know

🌿 Hi guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day ❤️, here I bring you another edition of my double book reviews and this time I have a super popular book at the time that I enjoyed a lot, even more than I expected and another that unfortunately was a bit disappointing in execution, but it has a great diverse aspect that’s worth highlighting. I thank NetGalley and publishers such as Tor Books & Shadow Mountain for providing me with copies of these books in exchange for honest reviews. It’s really a blessing and I know that I’m fortunate to have these kinds of opportunities, so very grateful  🥰  & finally, I hope you enjoy the reviews and let me know everything you think about these books in the comments! 🌿 Continue reading “Double ARC Review | The Unspoken Name & What the Other Three Don’t Know”

Book Review || Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Book Review || Wilder Girls by Rory Power

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Title: Wilder Girls

By: Rory Power

SeriesNO

Pages: 353

Published: July 9th, 2019

By: Delacorte Press

Genre: YA | Horror | Mystery | LGBT+

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Synopsis


It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

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Double Book Review || Heart-Stopper Stories || Orpheus Girl & The Grace Year

Double Book Review || Heart-Stopper Stories || Orpheus Girl & The Grace Year

 🌿 Hi guys!! I hope you’re having a great day and that you’re enjoying your current reading.❤️ 
I’m SO grateful because I’ve been approved with two ARCs that I really wanted and today I bring you my reviews for both of them. I have many thoughts to share with you about both books, stories quite different from each other, but they share a point and it is that both are VERY shocking & heartbreaking.
I hope you like both reviews, they’re a bit long this time, but I had a lot of feelings to put out there so I hope it doesn’t bother you. I’m super excited to share my thoughts with you, since I’ve also found one of my favorite books of the year and that’s INCREDIBLE, so without further ado, let’s start! and I hope you have the most incredible day 🌿


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Book Review || With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Book Review || With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Title: With the Fire on High

By: Elizabeth Acevedo

Series: NO

Pages: 392

Published: May 7th, 2019

By: HarperTeen

Genre: YA | Contemporary |  LGBT+

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Synopsis


From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.

Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.

Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.

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Book Review || The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

Book Review || The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

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Title: The Devouring Gray

By: Christine Lynn Herman

Series: The Devouring Gray #1

Pages: 360

Publication: April 2nd, 2019

By: Disney-Hyperion

Genre: YA | Fantasy | Paranormal | LGBT+

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Synopsis


Branches and stones, daggers and bones,
They locked the Beast away.

After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four Paths, New York. Violet may be a newcomer, but she soon learns her mother isn’t: They belong to one of the revered founding families of the town, where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods.

Justin Hawthorne’s bloodline has protected Four Paths for generations from the Gray—a lifeless dimension that imprisons a brutal monster. After Justin fails to inherit his family’s powers, his mother is determined to keep this humiliation a secret. But Justin can’t let go of the future he was promised and the town he swore to protect.

Ever since Harper Carlisle lost her hand to an accident that left her stranded in the Gray for days, she has vowed revenge on the person who abandoned her: Justin Hawthorne. There are ripples of dissent in Four Paths, and Harper seizes an opportunity to take down the Hawthornes and change her destiny-to what extent, even she doesn’t yet know.

The Gray is growing stronger every day, and its victims are piling up. When Violet accidentally unleashes the monster, all three must band together with the other Founders to unearth the dark truths behind their families’ abilities—before the Gray devours them all. 

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