BLOG TOUR REVIEW: VESPERTINE (+ GIVEAWAY)

Thank you to Netgalley, Turn the Page Tours,  and the publisher for sending me this ARC courtesy of a blog tour! 💖 I wasn’t expecting to love Artemisia as much as I did. If executed poorly, possession can be an uncomfortable premise, especially when the dynamic is between young characters and vastly older, larger-than-life beings (in this case, Artemisia and the revenant). In this novel, however, their relationship was actually my favorite part.

ARC REVIEW: GEARBREAKERS

Gearbreakers revolves around a brutal world in which ragtag rebels known as Gearbreakers battle Windups, massive mechas that are used to oppress the common people. Although excessive in the beginning, the language is consistently powerful, as is the connection between Eris, Sona, and the various side characters. Come for the vibes, stay for the characters, and hopefully, return in the sequel for stronger worldbuilding and pacing. 

ARC REVIEW: THE SEA IS SALT AND SO AM I

I tend to fall in love with books with lyrical writing styles, and The Sea Is Salt and So Am I didn’t disappoint in this regard. The setting of West Finch, a tiny town in Maine that is literally at risk of collapsing due to climate change, gifts the whole novel a semi-magical edge, which balances nicely with harsher realities of car accidents, financial troubles, and SATs (every high school student’s worst enemy).