• YA Fantasy Book Review

    Beneath the Moon: Fairytales, Myths, and Divine Stories from Around the World

    My Review: I love mythology and fairy tales, they always give me a cozy feeling that makes me think of my childhood. Even into adulthood, I’m always happy when I learn about a new story, I love diving in and learning more about the lore, or finding retellings. This was what initially caught my attention to Beneath the Moon, an illustrated collection of myths and fables from around the world. I was immediately dazzled by Yoshitani’s gorgeous art style, her art is truly worth the price of admission. There is a full-page illustration that accompanies each story, bursting with vibrant eye-catching colors. I chose to pick this collection up both…

  • YA Fantasy Book Review

    Beasts Made of Night

    My Review: I feel like such an asshole for not liking this book. The premise for this novel is so good and I was excited to pick it up. The book follows Taj, a sin eater, ancient practitioners that devour the sin of another, taking on the burden of their guilt. This practice has been documented at several points in history and although its origins are unclear it is considered to be a form of magic. Add in a dash of Nigerian mythology and this book sounds like a dream that I honestly wanted to love. Taj has a very mercenary attitude, he looks out for himself and his fellow…

  • YA Fantasy Book Review

    An Enchantment of Ravens

    My Review: I won’t lie, I’m a sucker for beautiful covers and the cover for this book is easily one of my all-time favorites. The world-building in this book is pretty great, filled to the brim with fantastic imagery and seasonal-based nature magic. I also really loved that this book was heavily focused on the magic of art, which had a power all its own. My favorite part of the book was the darker take on fairy folklore that I found to be both beautiful and haunting. I liked all of the fairy side characters, their flamboyant personalities bordered on being monstrous and I really enjoyed the way that these…