Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer – ARC Review

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Disclaimer: I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

Release Date: 1/15/2019
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: Echo North is a magical retelling that will captivate you with its beautiful setting and fascinating mythology.

”There is one thing you must not do, one rule you must not break.” 

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The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black – ARC Review

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*All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change*

Release Date: January 8th, 2019
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 Wicked King was everything you could ever want in a sequel. The stakes have risen and you will be hooked by the political intrigue, action, and betrayal in this amazing novel.

“Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to.”

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Review: The Darkest Star (ARC) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4.5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Darkest Star is a really fun, enjoyable read. It does have some issues, but I couldn’t help but love this book.

“Sometimes the truth is worse than the lie.”

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Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea (ARC) by Tahereh Mafi

38720939 I was lucky enough to receive a galley while at BEA this year, and I was so excited to dive into this fantastic read. Quotes used in this review are from the unfinished galley and may be changed in the published edition. 

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: A Very Large Expanse of Sea discusses important and relevant topics in a way that is sure to open your eyes, it is beautifully written and immediately pulls you in.

“It never stops hurting. It only gets easier to recover.”

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Review: What If It’s Us (ARC) by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

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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: What If It’s Us is an adorable tale of love and friendship that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotion through NYC.

Release Date: October 9th, 2018
*Quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change upon publishing.*

“’But what if the story should quit while it’s ahead?’
‘How do you know unless you give the story another chance?’”

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Review: Escaping From Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco

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*Note: This is a review of the arc. All quotes are subject to change*
Overall: 
4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 
4/5
Setting: 
5/5
Writing:
 5/5
Plot and Themes: 
4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 
4/5
Review in a Nutshell: 
Escaping From Houdini is a fantastic instalment in an amazing series, and you will be dying to read more.

“Knowing the flames are hot isn’t always a deterrent from playing with fire.”

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Review: Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

37822534* I received an ARC at BookExpo 2018, all quotes included here may not reflect the finished edition *

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review In A Nutshell: Seafire is a thrilling, epic adventure with badass female pirates set on revenge.

“Take your ship, take your crew, and prove to that man that he has not quelled all of us. Prove that there is a fire on these seas that he cannot contain.”

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Review: A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan

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*I received an ARC at BEA*

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 3.5/5
Writing:
4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell: A Touch of Gold puts an adventurous twist on a well-known myth, and overall is an entertaining read.

Publication Date: 8/14/2018

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