ARC Review: Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

Lost in the Never Woods is a dark and twisty fantasy retelling of Peter Pan that’s ultimately about growing up too fast, processing trauma and loss, recapturing a bit of childhood wonder, and moving forward in life. This book is special and the mental health representation means a lot to me.

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My eARC copy of Lost in the Never Woods

Lost in the Never Woods is a heartbreakingly beautiful retelling of Peter Pan from the New York Times Bestselling author Aiden Thomas! As a fan of Aiden’s debut Cemetery Boys and adorer of retellings, I was ecstatic when offered an early review copy. A lot of times my own hype gets in the way, but my expectations were exceeded – I read this book twice in as many weeks, and if that isn’t an indication of the magic within these pages… I don’t know what will convince you.

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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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