Tag: gender bending

ARC Book Review: Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix

ARC Book Review: Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix

Book Reviews | October 3, 2015

I’m a sucker for all things gender bending, so when I heard that Newt’s Emerald would be using this beloved trope in a regency historical setting with bonus magic, I was immediately excited. Not to mention, the author, Garth Nix, is somewhat of a legend – one I had yet to experience. Overall, I enjoyed this book, but […]

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ARC Book Review: The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas

ARC Book Review: The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas

Book Reviews | September 24, 2015

Ever since I first cracked open The Burning Sky, I’ve been completely infatuated with The Elemental Trilogy. Sherry Thomas created such awesome characters and such an amazing ship, that I got swept up in their adventures instantly and any complaints I had were largely ignored. So, my expectations might have been a bit high for The Immortal Heights, […]

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ARC Book Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

ARC Book Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Book Reviews | August 22, 2015

Oh how I wish I had loved this more. Rae Carson and I have had a kind of rocky relationship till now. Though I wouldn’t say I really disliked the Fire and Thorns series, I was never really impressed, and the hype completely baffled me. Despite that, I decided to give Walk on Earth a Stranger a shot, […]

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ARC Book Review: Valiant by Sarah McGuire

ARC Book Review: Valiant by Sarah McGuire

Book Reviews | May 20, 2015

When I first heard about Valiant, a fairy tale retelling with gender bending set at court and involving battles with giants, I knew I had to have this book in my life. It had so many of my favorite things that I couldn’t resist. And while I’m late in reviewing the book because the release date was moved […]

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ARC Book Review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

ARC Book Review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Book Reviews | November 12, 2014

When I heard about The Walled City at the BEA Buzz Panel, I was immediately intrigued. It’s based on an actual city, Kowloon Walled City, in which many of the horrid dystopian-like elements of the book did happen. It sounded action-packed and realistic yet disturbing. Ultimately, though I found the story entertaining, I felt it was bogged down […]

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ARC Book Review: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

ARC Book Review: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

Book Reviews | September 3, 2014

The Perilous Sea, or as I like to call it “THE SEA DRAGON COVER I HAS A SEA DRAGON FWEEEEEEEEEEE”, was – as you might already be able to tell – one of my very highly anticipated books of 2014. It’s the sequel to The Burning Sky, which I absolutely loved in spite of its flaws. Though The […]

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Book Review: Eon by Alison Goodman

Book Review: Eon by Alison Goodman

Book Reviews | May 23, 2014

Eon is a Chinese mythology-inspired fantasy story involving dragons and genderbending, so obviously when I heard about it, it went on my GAH-MUST-HAVE-THIS-NOW list. Due to its length, I needed some extra persuasion to actually read it, but that’s when I can always count on book club. I breezed through and absolutely adored this story. Right off the […]

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Book Review: Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen

Book Review: Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen

Book Reviews | March 14, 2014

It’s weird to start off a 4 orange review saying that I’m sort of disappointed in the book, but alas, that is what hype does to me. Make no mistake, Lady Thief is a great book that is cementing Scarlet as one of my favorite ongoing series, even if I possibly didn’t like this one as much as […]

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