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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The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2) by Victoria Lee

The Electric Heir is a beautifully powerful story of healing and hope that has left me emotionally bereft for the last six weeks.

Friends, Victoria Lee has done it again! This book is nothing short of incredible; it took me 6 weeks to process and write this review and to be honest there is no way that I will find the words to give this book justice. If you’re sick of my incessant screaming about The Fever King… sorry (not sorry), but I won’t ever shut up.

“Maybe both governments did terrible things. Secret things. And the majority of the population continued on with their lives blissfully unaware, convinced of their own government’s benevolence in contrast to the evil of everyone else.”

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Ink in the Blood (Ink in the Blood #1) by Kim Smejkal

I am so excited to bring you my (late) review for Ink in the Blood as part of the blog tour! This was supposed to go up last week, but my hospital visits kind of disrupted my reading. But good things come to those who wait!

“You two are bright stars in the Rabble Mob, and the Rabble Mob is family.”

I first fell in love with this book when I saw the cover reveal last year, and friends, let me tell you that the insides of this dark fantasy debut from Kim Smejkal most certainly match!

Smekjal’s writing is lush and beautiful with beautiful descriptions, but is also fast-paced and engaging. We jump straight into the thick of the story, and I love the way that we are introduced to the world. The action, character introduction, and worldbuilding are all introduced slowly while not sacrificing one aspect of the story for another.

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These Divided Shores (Stream Riders #2) by Sara Raasch

While this review is spoiler-free for These Divided Shores, tread lightly if you haven’t read These Rebel Waves yet as this review has spoilers for the first book.
What a wild ride the Stream Raiders duology was. I’m not going to lie: I was hoping that this installment would bring some piratey seafaring adventures, but unfortunately, that’s not the story this duology is telling. (15/10 would read a spinoff adventure with Teo the raider, though!) If you enjoy complex political revolutionary stories filled with political intrigue, colonization, oppression, war, disillusionment, and religious fervor then this series is for you!

“You won’t even feel it happen – something will become more important to you than fear, and you will find yourself doing amazing things.”

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Salvation Day by Kali Wallace

My favorite thing about science fiction is it is a lens through which to view possible futures and explore potential solutions. Salvation Day is an ambitious look toward the future after the Collapse forces humanity into space to find a new home. But beneath the surface, there is so much more to this story.

The world-building is vast; Wallace crafted a fully-realized future for humanity which touches on a refugee crisis, a government corrupted by power and secrets, and a group of people looking for a new home among the stars at any cost. There are multiple layers and motivations to this story, and it was exciting to see how everything connected.

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