Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale – ARC Review

I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All quotes are taken from the ARC, and all opinions are my own.

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Small Town Hearts is a fantastic read, with something for everyone, from an adorable romance to a great portrayal of the ups and downs of friendships.

“This was the summer that everything had come undone, unspooling our lives like the wickedest of storms. Now there was only the calm, the after.”

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The Blood Spell (Ravenspire #4) by C. J. Redwine

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Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Blood Spell is a fun, adorable Cinderella retelling with lots of heart, although it isn’t my favorite C. J. Redwine book.

“Grief was easier to bear when it was shared with those left behind.”

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Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith – ARC Review

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*All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change*
Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: Field Notes on Love is a light, cute read that you won’t be able to help but devour. It’s the perfect YA contemporary to make you feel gooey and happy.

“The truth is, love isn’t just one word. At least not for him. It’s different things for different people.”

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The Language of Thorns – Review

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Overall: 4.8/5 Stars
Characters: 4.5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Language of Thorns is a fantastic collection of dark and riveting short stories that will become your new favorite fairytales.

“We were not made to please princes.” 

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Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Grave Mercy is a unique, fascinating historical with a thrilling blend of fantasy, romance, and murder.

“When one consorts with assassins, one must expect to dance along the edge of a knife once or twice.” 

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Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Ruin and Rising is a spellbinding conclusion to an amazing and unique fantasy series.

“I will strip away all that you know, all that you love, until you have no shelter but mine.”B

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Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Shadow and Bone is an amazing introduction to a fascinating world and complex characters that will take over your life. I’m serious. This series (and universe) will ruin you.

“‘Fine,’ he said with a weary shrug. ‘Make me your villain.’”

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The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game #1) by Evelyn Skye – Review

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Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Crown’s Game is a fun, entertaining historical fantasy that will engross you in a world of magic, love, and death.

“Imagine, and it shall be. There are no limits.⁠⁠⁠⁠” 

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The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Gilded Wolves is an atmospheric, lush novel with characters you will immediately adore and an adventure you won’t forget.

“Wolves were everywhere. In politics, on thrones, in beds. They cut their teeth on history and grew fat on war.”

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Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare – Review

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Queen of Air and Darkness was the perfect ending to this fantastic series, and now I’m really bitter we need to wait until 2021 to see these characters again! That’s not fair.

“The story that I love you, it has no end.”  

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