Genre: Urban Fantasy

Bite-Sized Reviews of These Violent Delights, Sunkissed, Cemetery Boys, and The Startup Squad Series

Bite-Sized Reviews of These Violent Delights, Sunkissed, Cemetery Boys, and The Startup Squad Series

Today, I have a YA fantasy, a YA contempory, a YA urban fantasy, and a MG contemp series! I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I was hoping to sneak this review in during May for AAPI month, but let’s face it, we need to lift up Asian and other diverse authors every month. So, a few days into June is still a good time to celebrate this book! […]

Posted June 3, 2021 in Reviews / 15 Comments
Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko: Review, Giveaway & Beiko’s Top Ten Addictions

Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko: Review, Giveaway & Beiko’s Top Ten Addictions

I called this book Urban Fantasy because that’s what it feels like to me, though I don’t generally associate the genre with YA (that’s why I also added Paranormal as a genre). It’s set in the modern-day world, but one steeped in ancient mythology and fantastical magical creatures. It’s an exciting combination! What Fed My Addiction: The worldbuilding. The basis of this world is that there are some people who have animal spirits and magic (at […]

Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop: Review

Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop: Review

It’s hard to believe that this is the final installment of The Others (at least as we know it—there will be future books, but this ends the Lakeside Courtyard-focused books). Meg has got to be one of my favorite fictional characters of all time, and I’m sad to see her story (and Simon’s) end. Still, Bishop gave us a fantastic send-off, so that’s cause for celebration! What Fed My Addiction: Meg’s journey. Meg has come so far […]

Posted March 6, 2017 in Reviews / 8 Comments
The Graces by Laure Eve – Review of a Witchy YA Read

The Graces by Laure Eve – Review of a Witchy YA Read

A quick note from Nicole: Another review from my mom! Yay! I knew I could rope her into this gig! The Graces seem to have been around forever. Everyone says they’re witches. All the kids at school want to be friends with the three teenage Graces, but it seems they only have a few friends at a time. When they pick a new friend they tend to drop an old one. Oh, and everyone in town, […]

Posted September 2, 2016 in Reviews / 10 Comments
Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee – Review & Giveaway

Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee – Review & Giveaway

NOTE: Since this blog tour is for the second book in the Dead Things Series, I’m featuring the second book first in my post. My only real spoiler for the first book is hidden behind a spoiler tag so that newbies to the series can read both reviews. Scroll down to see a bite-sized review of the first book in the series as well! This second book in the Dead Things Series was much darker than the […]

Posted July 28, 2016 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 12 Comments
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – 5 Star Review!

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – 5 Star Review!

Wow! Just … wow! I haven’t read Schwab before, and now I know what I’ve been missing. I absolutely loved this story of humanity’s worst ills come to life in the form of monsters. What Fed My Addiction: Monstrous! This book gives us a bleak (but oh so fascinating) look at the human condition. In Schwab’s fantasy world, the urban areas have been overtaken by monsters that are born out of violence. Whenever a violent act […]

Posted June 27, 2016 in All-Time Favorites, Reviews / 21 Comments
Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins – Audiobook Series Review

Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins – Audiobook Series Review

I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect with this series. Honestly, I saw that the library had the audiobook series, and I thought, “Hey, why not?” Turns out, I ended up enjoying this series much more than I expected to! What Fed My Addiction: A very snarky MC. I’ve always been a fan of snarky teenage MCs. As a mom, I should probably be irritated with Sophie’s constant sarcastic remarks, but nope – I enjoyed it […]

Posted April 30, 2016 in Reviews / 11 Comments
Titans by Victoria Scott – Review

Titans by Victoria Scott – Review

I didn’t know what to expect with this book, and I think that was actually a fantastic thing because I ended up constantly wondering where Scott was going to head with the story … and I was never disappointed. Titans is less fantasy and more urban fantasy. It takes place in a near future version of Detroit when the economy there has pretty much collapsed. Her family is struggling to keep afloat after her father […]

Posted March 2, 2016 in Reviews / 16 Comments
Review & Giveaway – Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

Review & Giveaway – Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

***While this review is for book #5 in the series, there are no major spoilers for any of the books in this review.  Check out my reviews for the other books: Storm, Spark, Spirit, Breathless, Secret*** Sacrifice is the final (maybe?) installment in the Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer. This is one of my favorite YA series, so the ending is sort of bittersweet for me. While I was really looking forward to seeing how […]

Posted October 8, 2014 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 22 Comments
Review – The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

Review – The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

Title: The Fiery Heart Series: Bloodlines #4 Author: Richelle Mead Release Date: November 19, 2013 Pages: 438, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.47 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16+ (Contains sex, though not explicit) Summary from Goodreads: Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and […]

Posted January 4, 2014 in Reviews / 1 Comment