Monday, February 18, 2019

Black History Month Reads


Happy Black History Month friends! 2019 is proving to be just as weird as 2018, but there have been some major strides in Black representation in the media. Today I'll share books by Black authors that I love as well as some books I desperately want to read!
Friday, February 15, 2019

Les Petites Revues [#13]


Another week of mini reviews. I can't believe I started doing mini reviews barely six months ago, why didn't any of you tell me that this was an option!

Anyway, this week I bring you a heart-pounding mystery, charming conclusion, and a slow fantasy.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday [#154]



Title: Bloodleaf (Bloodleaf #1)
Author: Crystal Smith
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy 
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 12, 2019


Aurelia is the first princess born to the Renalten crown in two hundred years, destined to fulfill a treaty by journeying to marry Valentin, the prince of Achelva – Renalt’s greatest enemy. Rumors of an unwell, cruel prince abound, and the only thing that eclipses Aurelia’s apprehension of her impending marriage is her fear of those who’d kill her to prevent it.
When an assassination attempt forces Aurelia to use forbidden magic to save a stranger, she is driven from Renalt by the witch-hunting Tribunal and a mob out for blood. But before she can claim asylum in the court of her betrothed, her travel party turns on her, forcing her to trade places with her treacherous lady-in-waiting, Lisette.
Now penniless in Achleva and bereft of her identity, Aurelia must decide if she wants to surrender to her new life or fight for her old one, all while navigating the complicated ties binding her to the enigmatic prince, the unquiet ghost of an ancient queen, and a poisonous plant called bloodleaf.
Aurelia is a pawn in a centuries-long game of love, power, and war— and if she can’t extricate herself from it before Lisette marries Valentin in her stead, she may face losses far more devastating than her crown (goodreads)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Fantasy romance books that'll make your heart pitter-patter


It's no surprise that I love fantasy, nor is it a surprise that I like my books with romance as well. So of course I love me some fantasy romance. To help kick off Valentine's Day, I've listed some of my favorite fantasy romances. 

For me a fantasy romance has romance as one of its main driving forces. Sure there can be a war brewing, but the main characters must be struggling to understand their feelings for each other as well. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Les Petites Revues [#12]


Another week and another set of mini reviews coming your way! This week we've got twisty grim reapers, boring historical fantasy, and a fast-paced con scheme. 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Amber Reads Her Shelves: February 2019


Amber Reads Her Shelves is my attempt to actually read the books I read. Every month I will choose 3 books that have been on my shelves for at least 6 months. Voting will be open until February 19.
Monday, February 4, 2019

Travels and Reconnecting: January at a Glance


January was a long and confusing month. The weather ranged from 50 degrees (F) to -50 degrees (F) and worked consumed most of my mind. Luckily, I was able to squeeze some time for friends (and books)!
Monday, January 28, 2019

See you next time!


Oh look, another conference and another hiatus note...it's almost as if those two things go hand in hand. 

ALA Midwinter is wrapping up as we speak which probably means that I'm asleep on my feet at the Youth Media Awards. Give me a week to get myself together and I'll be back, good as new!

In the mean time, have a lovely week!