Genre: Paranormal

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling | ARC Review

Posted October 14, 2019 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling | ARC Review

I am a huge fan of witches in paranormal fiction, and I honestly feel like they don’t get the attention they deserve! So when I heard that These Witches Don’t Burn not only focused on teenage witches but was also set in Salem, I HAD to read it. I was lucky enough to grab a copy of ALA and saved it for the fall as the perfect witchy read. The world of These Witches Don’t Burn divides witches into three categories: Caster Witches, Elemental Witches, and Blood Witches. Hannah, the protagonist, comes from a family of Elementals who are part […]


City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab | Review

Posted November 26, 2018 in Bookish Thoughts, Books, Reviews / 2 Comments
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab | Review

There’s something about City of Ghosts that drew me to it, despite my black sheep status as being one of the only bloggers and readers I know that didn’t enjoy perhaps Schwab’s most well known book, A Darker Shade of Magic. Perhaps it was the eerie quality of the cover artwork, the decidedly dark premise for a middle grade novel, or simply the fact that it features a pale girl with long dark hair who’s a little different than kids her age and has a cantankerous cat (basically how my 11 year old self would like to have glamorously and […]


The Reckoning of Noah Shaw Blog Tour | Q&A With Michelle Hodkin!

Posted November 16, 2018 in Blog Tours / 8 Comments
The Reckoning of Noah Shaw Blog Tour | Q&A With Michelle Hodkin!

One of my favorite, favorite, FAVORITE YA series is the Mara Dyer trilogy, so I am beyond honored to be partnering with Simon & Schuster for The Reckoning of Noah Shaw Blog Tour! It was a dream come true to be able to do a Q&A with author Michelle Hodkin and gain her insights on everything from psychological concepts to Dungeons & Dragons! Before diving into Michelle’s absolutely fascinating answers, a bit more about the book and where you can find it! About the Book Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Book Depository Q&A with Michelle Hodkin One of the most unique elements […]


Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepard | ARC Review

Posted November 12, 2018 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepard | ARC Review

* Thanks so much to HMH Teen for providing a review copy free of charge!* From the moment I first encountered Grim Lovelies, I was enchanted by its aesthetic. An urban fantasy set in Paris featuring magic and witches? Sign me up! The cover and all of the promotional materials were so gorgeous that I couldn’t help but be excited to read my first Megan Shepard novel. Though I haven’t been to France (yet), Grim Lovelies gave me so many Parisian vibes while reading, from the stately home full of antiques that Anouk and her fellow Beasties (animals enchanted into […]


Shades of London by Maureen Johnson | Series Review

Posted November 20, 2017 in Reviews / 13 Comments
Shades of London by Maureen Johnson | Series Review

The first book of Maureen Johnson’s paranormal series had been collecting dust on my “shelf of shame”  for several years after I picked it up from a Scholastic warehouse book sale, not completely sure what it was about but remembering that the title sounded familiar. This fall I’ve been going through a bit of a “spooky” reading phase (spooky being a highly subjective term as I do not do horror) and decided to pick up The Name of the Star on a whim one October weekend. I was enthralled by the books and by this introduction to Maureen’s writing (which […]


The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin | ARC Review

Posted October 16, 2017 in Reviews / 15 Comments
The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin | ARC Review

*MASSIVE thank you to Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for providing an ARC via NetGalley* I do not know how I was #blessed enough to get approved for The Becoming of Noah Shaw on NetGalley, but the bookish gods must have been smiling upon me because I was- and almost screamed out loud at work when the approval email came through on my phone. The original Mara Dyer trilogy is absolutely one of the best series I’ve read, YA or otherwise, and the eerie, haunting feel of it is unmatched. It’s committed to its aesthetic, from everything to […]


Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch #2) by Adriana Mather | ARC Review

Posted August 30, 2017 in Reviews / 8 Comments
Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch #2) by Adriana Mather | ARC Review

One of my favorite things in the YA genre has always been paranormal stories, especially ones focusing on good, old fashioned witches. It seems like the genre has moved passed paranormal in many ways after the “Twilight” years, so I was excited last year when I found out about How to Hang a Witch, which focused on a witch and ghost story set in the infamous Salem and inspired by the Salem Witch Trials. The book gave me so many Halloween-town esque vibes (albeit much darker). When I found out that the author was writing a companion novel about the […]


The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater | Review

Posted December 21, 2016 in Reviews / 4 Comments
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater | Review

Oh dear oh dear oh deer (no pun intended.) There seems to be something peculiar about my relationship with this series, which is that I absolutely love and am consumed by the odd numbered installments, but the even numbered volumes are a bit harder for me to get through. I’ll admit I held off on reading this book for months because 1) I have to be in the right mood to appreciate Maggie Stiefvater’s paranormalcy and magical realism, and 2) because I was scared it wouldn’t live up to how much I adored Blue Lily, Lily Blue. I finally decided […]


How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather | Review

Posted November 16, 2016 in Reviews / 13 Comments
How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather | Review

I have a confession to make: I love all things witch-y. Whether fantasy wizards or modern day sorceresses or just basic witch Halloween costumes with the pointy hat, I am all about the witch theme. Somehow How to Hang a Witch sort of slipped my radar when it first came out, but I came across it a few weeks from Halloween and used the magic of the library hold system to acquire it into my greedy hands right before Halloween. How to Hang a Witch not only dabbles in the paranormal, but in historical fiction as well, which endeared the […]


Proposal (Mediator #6.5) & Remembrance (Mediator #7) by Meg Cabot | Review

Posted April 18, 2016 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Proposal (Mediator #6.5) & Remembrance (Mediator #7) by Meg Cabot | Review

After the success of Royal Wedding (the adult sequel to the YA Princess Diaries series) I have been beyond excited for the new Mediator books. I ordered this novella as a physical paperback (it’s tiny!) and it reminded me of the days I used to buy the Princess Diaries novellas at the bookstore, before e-readers were really a common thing. I had been seriously slumping since I finished Queen of Shadows, so switching up genres to paranormal and revisiting some of my favorite characters from the past (not to mention one of my first book boyfriends) seemed like the perfect […]