ARC Review: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys is a delightful YA paranormal fantasy debut set during Día de Muertos that features a trans main character, a ghost love interest, gay romance, brujeria and is bound to capture your heart! I absolutely adored this book and its characters; I cannot WAIT for you to be able to read it when it releases on September 1st!

✨ You can read an excerpt on Teen Vogue here!

Friends, I absolutely adored this book and its characters; I cannot WAIT for you to be able to read it when it releases on September 1st… it’s coming just in time for your Spooky Season TBRs!

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ARC Review: Lobizona (Wolves of No World #1) by Romina Garber [Blog Tour]

Lobizona is a book that everyone needs to pick up to read immediately! At the heart, Lobizona is about the search for belonging when you’re between two worlds and on the outside of “normal” society.
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Welcome to my review as part of Wednesday Books’ blog tour for Lobizona! A review copy of the book was provided so that I could take part in the tour, but as always my opinions are my own.

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Anticipated Adventures: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Anticipated Adventures is a regular feature at Reader Voracious where I highlight and discuss upcoming releases I can’t wait to get my hands on!

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I know what you’re thinking: “Kal, you already break my TBR monthly with Anticipated Reads!” Don’t worry, those posts aren’t going away. Anticipated Adventures is meant to spotlight releases further in advance, especially debuts and recently announced pre-order incentives.

📣 This week, I’m stoked to spotlight one of my most highly anticipated debuts of this year! Cemetery Boys is an LGBTQ+ paranormal YA fantasy with a trans gay main character with a stunning cover and preorder campaign!

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The Fever King (Feverwake #1) by Victoria Lee

“I would rather die than do nothing.”

Friends, there are some books that just suck you into their pages from the start and stay with you after you finish. The Fever King is one of those rare books. I was captivated from the first page and filled every spare moment I had with reading this amazing debut novel. For two days I started and ended my day reading The Fever King, and actually went to work an hour later than normal so I could finish the book yesterday. (and I absolutely hate having to stay after it gets dark!)

I honestly have no idea how to even find the words to review this book. The Fever King is an amazing debut fantasy/speculative fiction novel that takes place in the year 2123 in an alternative United States. I think for me the thing that stuck out the most about this was that the point of divergence into this possible future was 2019, and even though we don’t have outbreaks of magic spreading (that we know of) it feels so incredibly authentic. And that’s terrifying to me, and the best parts of science fiction. In this 2123 new countries exist but there is still the same hatred and nationalistic rhetoric that we are experiencing today.

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

“Everywhere he looked, he was surrounded by gilded wolves. And for whatever reason, it made him feel perfectly at home. Wolves were everywhere. In politics, on thrones, in beds. They cut their teeth on history and grew fat on war. Not that Séverin was complaining. It was just that, like other wolves, he wanted his share.”

I am a sucker for historical fantasy, and The Gilded Wolves delivers an action-packed story with a diverse cast of characters that I treasured with every ounce of my being. A secret society that pulls the strings of society (Illuminati?!)? Hunting for artifacts? Magic and technological invention when the world was on the cusp of Industrialism? Heck. Yes. If you are in the mood for an adventure with a precious found family, this book might be for you!

It’s Paris, 1889. The world is at the brink of the Industrial Revolution, but there is another kind of technology that goes back way further. “The art of Forging is as old as civilization itself,” and is the magic system of the book. Those born with the ability manifest it by their 13th birthday and can either influence the mind or matter.

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