Book Review: Goddess of Limbo by Lea Falls

Goddess of Limbo is full of the creative imagination that I always wish was in so many more epic fantasy tales. This story is incredibly unique and full of wonder. If you want a brand new and fresh look at epic fantasy, this book is absolutely for you!

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Book Review: The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker

The Keeper of the Night is the exact book I desperately needed as a teen to help me realize that I was not alone. I am not joking when I tell you that this is the most validating book that I have ever read. I am so happy that it exists and I wish everyone would read it. It is phenomenal.

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Book Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

The Chosen and the Beautiful is an incredible reimagining and reexamining of The Great Gatsby. It’s done so well and so full of thought and care. Nghi Vo knows and loves the story so much but has created a brand new way for us all to look at it. Absolutely stunning.

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Book Review: XOXO by Axie Oh

XOXO is a love story not only between Jenny and Jaewoo but Jenny and Korea. I was giddy reading this book and I couldn’t put it down one second. The heartwarming friend groups, the sweet romance, and finding a home away from home is the perfect recipe for an incredible comfort read.

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Book Review: The High Mountain Court by AK Mulford

The High Mountain Court is such a refreshing take on fae and witch stories that I used to be obsessed with but got bored of. This book drew me right back into this folklore and had me itching for more. I can’t wait for book two of this fun, sweet, steamy, and intricate series.

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Book Review: The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw

The All-Consuming World defies expectations and turns our ideas of the world on their heads. This book is a stunningly turbulent read that will catch you off guard and stretch the boundaries of your mind. Though it was difficult to get into at first, sticking through was so worth it.

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Book Review: Frogman’s Response by Heidi Voss

Frogman’s Response is the most realistic high school experience that I have read in so long. Voss will put you right in the shoes of these teenagers and make you remember your high school days. It will make you feel nostalgic for high school and glad you don’t have to go back all at once.

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August Reading Wrap Up & Blog Updates

In August I read 14 books and had such a good reading month. I’m so happy that I can share these wrap ups because there is no way that I could write a review for every single book that I read. But they deserve a spot on Bookish Brews!

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Book Review: The Color of Your Voice by Daniel Newwyn

The Color of Your Voice is a difficult but stunning read. It grapples with the lows of human existence and weaves a tragic love story between two people who have each been dealt incredibly difficult lives. Though short, this novella is packed with heavy-hitting emotion and depth.

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Book Review: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Iron Widow is a gripping reimagining of Wu Zetian, the only female emperor of China, full of seething rage against the patriarchy. This reimagining gets insanely creative with it’s worldbuilding while maintaining easy to follow transitions and descriptions. It offers many different perspectives of how women survive an extremely oppressive patriarchal society but manages to stay cool and fun all at once.

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