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).

ARC REVIEW: HOUSE OF HOLLOW

If that doesn’t already make you shiver, then just wait. There’s something so beautiful and empowering about this quote, yet it’s dark and ominous at the same time—and I think that description summarizes the novel as a whole as well. House of Hollow reminds me of Lana Popovic’s Wicked Like a Wildfire (another novel for fans of complicated mother-daughter relationships, lush imagery, and speculative twists) except a thousand times creepier. 

ARC REVIEW: LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS

For the record, I love anything and everything related to fairytale retellings—and I mean love. Peter Pan was a tale that particularly interested me when I was younger, so I was intrigued as soon as I read the blurb for Lost in the Never Woods (bonus points for it working with the nuances of Wendy Darling's perspective!). Also, as a side note, I haven't read Aiden Thomas's debut novel Cemetery Boys yet, so I won't be making any comparisons between the two.