ARC Review: The Boneless Mercies | Monster Slaying, Prophecies, & Badass Bands of Women

TITLE: The Boneless Mercies
AUTHOR: April Genevieve Tucholke
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; Simon & Schuster Children’s UK
GENRE: YA Fantasy
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: feminist retellings, Norse inspired, friendships, prophecies, slow-paced
REPRESENTATION: female MC’s
CONTENT NOTICES: 
sad deaths, murder

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ARC Review: Sky In The Deep | A Beautiful Nordic Fantasy that Never Quite Reaches Its Peak

TITLE: Sky in the Deep
AUTHOR: Adrienne Young
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2018; Wednesday Books
GENRE: YA Fantasy
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: first-person narration, hate-to-love romance, Nordic fantasy
REPRESENTATION:
female MC
CONTENT NOTICES:
sexual harassment & humiliation, violence, death, enslavement, prisoner of war

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Book Review: Gemina | The Space Saga Continues

TITLE: Gemina
AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
SERIES: The Illuminae Files
RELEASED: October 2017; Knopf Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Library Paperback

KEY INFO: unique story layout, set on a spaceship, romance, AI
REPRESENTATION:
female MC’s, AI, female MC with a physical disability, people of colour (side)
CONTENT NOTICES:
lots of gory space deaths, some body horror

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Book Review: Lumberjanes Vol.1 | Kooky, Diverse, Friendship to the Max

TITLE: Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy
AUTHOR: Stevenson, Ellis, Watters & Allen
SERIES: Lumberjanes
RELEASED: April 2015; BOOM Box!
GENRE: Graphic Novels
FORMAT: Library Paperback

KEY INFO: cute and diverse graphic novel, friendship, relationships, camp
REPRESENTATION:
all female MC’s, women of colour, f/f romance, possible trans feminine character
CONTENT NOTICES:
n/a

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Top 10 Tuesday | Most Anticipated 2018 Releases

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag run by The Broke and the Bookish who provide us with a different prompt every week! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 Most Anticipated Releases of 2018 –

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I’m skipping ahead a week because I am far too excited about some of the upcoming 2018 releases to sit on my top 10 any longer. I spent a good few hours compiling this list from 2018 YA/YA Fantasy and Goodreads 2018 lists and just couldn’t wait to share my top 10 picks with you all! I’m also SO excited that 2018 looks to be a fantastic year for female protagsI’m pretty sure most of the books on this list are female protags!!!!! 

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