Saturday Smalls | 3rd August 2019 | Appropriative Magic, Fascinating Algorithms, & a Kick-Ass Latina

Saturday Smalls | 3rd August 2019 | Appropriative Magic, Fascinating Algorithms, & a Kick-Ass Latina

I’ve been eyeing up Destiny’s brilliant Saturday Smalls feature for a while now but didn’t get round to introducing it on my blog until now given all of my unintended hiatus’ these past few months. Now seems the perfect time to pick it up though as I have so many books I’ve read that I never got round to reviewing so I’m hoping that Saturday Small can help me to catch up.

Each feature will include a handful of mini-reviews for books that I’ve read but didn’t get a chance to review at the time and once I catch up, I will then use it to review books I don’t feel I can commit to doing a full review for. A huge thank you to the lovely Destiny for letting me adopt Saturday Smalls.

This week’s mini-review round-up includes:

  1. YA historical fiction/magical realism/horror novel
  2. Adult non-fiction book
  3. YA contemporary novel

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ARC Review: Aurora Rising | It’s Time for a New Space-Adventure

ARC Review: Aurora Rising | It’s Time for a New Space-Adventure

TITLE: Aurora Rising
AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
SERIES: The Aurora Cycle
RELEASED: May 2019; Oneworld Publications
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: space-adventure, military science fiction, squad goals, multiple POVs
REPRESENTATION: 
bisexual male (Finian) , women of color (Auri is half-Chinese and Zila is black), physically disabled (Finian) and neurodivergent (Zila)

Content Notices

death, war, body horror, being knocked unconscious multiple times, unresolved guilt/tension around a one-night stand, ableism

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ARC Review: The Luminous Dead | A Sci-Fi Thriller That Never Quite Reaches Its Potential

ARC Review: The Luminous Dead | A Sci-Fi Thriller That Never Quite Reaches Its Potential

TITLE: The Luminous Dead
AUTHOR: Caitlin Starling
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2019; Harper Voyager
GENRE: Sci-Fi/Horror
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: cave expedition, psychological thriller, romance, unreliable narrator
REPRESENTATION: 
f/f (main/side)

Content Notices

claustrophobia, caves, absence of light, hallucinations, dead bodies, drugs & forced drug use, descriptions of bodily functions & fluids

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ARC Review: Wicked Saints | The Wicked and the Divine

ARC Review: Wicked Saints | The Wicked and the Divine

TITLE: Wicked Saints
AUTHOR: Emily A. Duncan
SERIES: Something Dark and Holy
RELEASED: April 2019; Wednesday Books
GENRE: NA Fantasy
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: Russian & Polish inspired, magic, gods, holy war, romance, morally grey characters
REPRESENTATION:
bisexual male (main), lesbian (side)

Content Notices

blood, self-harm, torture, war, alcohol dependency, death, abduction, violence

 

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Blog Tour: Wicked Saints | One of the Best Books of 2019

Blog Tour: Wicked Saints | One of the Best Books of 2019

TITLE: Wicked Saints
AUTHOR: Emily A. Duncan
SERIES: Something Dark and Holy
RELEASED: April 2019; Wednesday Books
GENRE: YA Fantasy
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: divine magic, gods, Russian & Polish inspired, holy war, romance, unlikely alliances

Content Notices

 blood, self-harm (for magical purposes), magical torture, alcohol, war

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