Goodbye Ace of Pages, hello Feathered Turtle Press

[Link to new blog, Feathered Turtle Press here!]

 

Er, I suppose by now someone’s noticed we haven’t posted in a while. No follow up, post-Nano post in August. No new reviews.
I’ve been thinking a lot about why I write reviews, what I get from them, what other people get from them, what I’m doing with this site, etc. and the truth is… I’ve been unhappy here for a while now.

I started this blog on an impulse. I’ve used it, especially early on, as an emotional crutch. I’ve posted book reviews in all sorts of formats. I’ve not posted reviews at all. I’ve talked about personal things and NaNoWriMo and writing things.

But it’s been an unfocused time, without a clear goal, besides “I share how I feel about books sometimes,” and that’s bothered me for a while now. I feel like I’ve outgrown this messy blog and want to move onto something new.

Anyone who’s looked close enough may have noticed I’ve changed my own name from aceofpages to katekeenly. I’ve also made a new blog in the past month, Feathered Turtle Press, and I’m happy to announce it’s opening this weekend on August 25th. I’ll still be doing book reviews, much in the same format—I’ll be reformatting, updating and moving a lot of recent reviews from here as well—but with more focus and with a goal and vision in mind for the blog.

Here’s a quote from the Welcome page:

Goal
Simply put, the goal of Feathered Turtle Press is to help people find more of the type of book they want to read via our extensive tagging system and to help you decide if a book is something you want to read.

I’m both a lifelong reader and an amateur author so I spend a lot of time thinking about books—characters and motivations and word choice and worldbuilding and tropes and cliches and why something works and why it doesn’t. I hope to write spoiler-free reviews giving a clear and accurate overview of books both new and old, from mainstream, smaller and indie publishers.

As you can see, the new blog is really similar to this one, but with more thought and effort—and banners!

So, I suppose this is an official goodbye to Ace of Pages, but not an end to book reviews. Come stop by and say hi on Feathered Turtle Press!

July Updates

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It’s July! Which, as you know, means Camp NaNoWriMo! 

Reviews
I’ll be preoccupied with writing, so I might get around to one or two reviews at best? Regardless, August will be a catch-up month, so vote in the poll to the right so I know which reviews to prioritize!

As always, books with an asterisk are LGBT+/potentially LGBT+ books, and if I ever miss an LGBT+ release in the list below, please let me know.

July Releases
July 9th
*Me Myself & Him by Chris Tebbetts
The Storm Crow (The ​Storm Crow #1) by Kalyn Josephson
Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) by Elizabeth Lim

July 17th
*The Black Veins (Dead Magic #1) by Ashia Monet

July 23rd
The Sin Soldiers (Fragments #1) by Tracy Auerbach
*Soul of Stars (Heart of Iron #2) by Ashley Poston [Book #1]

July 30th
The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1) by Margaret Owen
*Shatter the Sky (Shatter the Sky #1) by Rebecca Kim Wells

Publishing information from Goodreads and checked against Amazon and Kobo. If you have more accurate information or would like to suggest a book for review, please comment below!

June Updates

2019 June Updates
Happy Pride Month!!!

Site + Personal
I feel like I keep making promises in this section to do more on the site.

And then there’s radio silence.

And then there are a few reviews.

I don’t post as much personal stuff on here anymore, so I probably look like a huge flake. (I feel like a huge flake.) I make these update posts with good intentions, and often when things, on my end are okay. (Okay-ish.) I posted last month’s Updates when my mom was freshly out of the hospital and I thought, you know, “Things are gonna be okay now!” And then she was back in the hospital within a week, and when she’s in the hospital I’m 100% responsible for cooking and caring for my grandma, so there’s very little energy left for doing other things.

That said, I’d really like to do a huge push for reviews between now and when I have to start prepping for July’s Camp NaNoWriMo around the end of the month.

Reviews
All right, this looks like a reasonable month for releases. Think I can manage it?

We’ve got the second book of the Rime Chronicles coming out, which I’m reviewing despite my NDE reading the first book due to an abundance of self-loathing. Despite how much I hated Let’s Talk About Love, I’m giving Claire Kann another chance with If It Makes You Happy.

The Grief Keeper looks incredibly promising and I’m looking forward to the second book in the Shadow of the Fox seriesJulie Kagawa does such an amazing job of bringing scenes to life. I also like the looks of Wicked Fox, a contemporary fantasy set in modern Seoul.

If you want to see reviews for a specific book, vote for it in the poll to the right! (There’s a write-in option!)

As always, books with an asterisk are LGBT+/potentially LGBT+ books, and if I ever miss an LGBT+ release in the list below, please let me know.

June Releases
June 4th
[Review] *All Eyes on Us by Kit Frick
*If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
*Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Shadow & Flame (Rime Chronicles #2) by Mindee Arnett [Book One]
[Review] *Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

June 11th
*The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
[Review] *Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

June 18th
Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) by Julie Kagawa [Book One]
The Eyes of Tamburah (Archives of the Invisible Sword #1) by Maria V. Snyder
*All of Us with Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil

June 25th
Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1) by Kat Cho

Edit: Sorcery of Thorns has replaced The Eyes of Tamburah as a potential book review.

Publishing information is from Goodreads and checked against Amazon and Kobo. If you have more accurate information or would like to suggest a book for review, please comment below!

May Updates + April Leftovers

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May is catch-up month, babey!!!

And hooo boy, am I behind.

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I’m dedicating May to lavishing attention on my poor blog.

I need to go through and actually attach images to Mecha Monday posts hiding in the drafts, update the Archives, go back and tag both recent entries I’ve slacked on and properly fill out old ones, and most importantly, write some actual damn reviews.

Reviews
why do I hate myself

Despite paring down the list from 50+ new releases this month, it turns out May is… just month brimming with releases. I tried to keep the list to simply LGBT+ releases and diverse fantasy novels, and yet, dammit, here are the eighteen releases for May.

Given that April was Camp NaNoWriMo, I’ll also be pulling from last month’s releases as well! If you want to see a specific book reviewed, vote for it in the poll on the right!

As always, books with an asterisk are LGBT+/potentially LGBT+ books, and if I ever miss an LGBT+ release in the list below, please let me know.

April Releases
April 2nd
*The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con #2) by Ashley Poston
We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett
[Review] Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan
*The Devouring Gray (The Devouring Gray #1) by Christine Lynn Herman

April 9th
[Review] Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

April 16th
*The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown
*Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst

April 23rd
[Review] *How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee
The Tiger at Midnight (The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy #1) by Swati Teerdhala

April 30th
*The Binding by Bridget Collins
*Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

May Releases
May 2nd
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

May 7th
[Review] *How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox
*Tinfoil Crowns by Erin Jones
[Review] *Castle of Lies by Kiersi Burkhart
Dark Shores (Dark Shores #1) by Danielle L. Jensen
*Her Royal Highness (Royals #2) by Rachel Hawkins
Nocturna (A Forgery of Magic #1) by Maya Motayne
*Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

May 14th
*I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1) by Hafsah Faizal
The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
*The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta

May 21st
*Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva
*Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist
*Going Off-Script by Jen Wilde
*The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel by Moe Bonneau

May 28th
*The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos
[Review] *These Witches Don’t Burn (These Witches Don’t Burn #1) by Isabel Sterling

Publishing information is from Goodreads and checked against Amazon and Kobo. If you have more accurate information or would like to suggest a book for review, please comment below!

Camp NaNoWriMo (April Updates)

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You know, I whipped up a lovely header for this month before I remembered Hey! It’s Camp NaNoWriMo. I don’t gotta make shit.

Anyways. It’s Camp NaNo. Reviews will be uh, sparser than normal. I’m hoping to use May as a catch-up month. Both the usual April+May duo lists as well as previous months. Really, really hoping.

Reviews
Shit. Damn. Just look at this month’s line-up. A little front-heavy, but releases are nicely spread out throughout the month. We’ve got a nice balance between potential LGBT+ releases (marked with an *asterisk!) and diverse and intriguing fantasy novels. But I’m trying to be a productive dumbass with NaNo instead! So, y’know, vote on which books to prioritize. I might be able to sneak one in.

As always, books with an asterisk are LGBT+/potentially LGBT+ books, and if I ever miss an LGBT+ release in the list below, please let me know.

April Releases
April 2nd
*The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con #2) by Ashley Poston
We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett
[Review] Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan
*The Devouring Gray (The Devouring Gray #1) by Christine Lynn Herman

April 9th
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

April 16th
*The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown
*Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst

April 23rd
*How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee
The Tiger at Midnight (The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy #1) by Swati Teerdhala

April 30th
*The Binding by Bridget Collins
*Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Publishing information from Goodreads and checked against Amazon and Kobo. If you have more accurate information or would like to suggest a book for review, please comment below!

Mecha Monday #0: Terms and Tools

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Although these posts might bring in those specifically looking for model kits, I also expect the curious and clueless to find these posts, and I hope to fill in some of those blanks here. I’ve also included pictures of my own tools, both for transparency and as a reference!

Terms
I’m dropping this link for a complete list. I’m not typing it out when an excellent resource already exists. If you don’t want to go through the whole thing, here’s the terms I’ll use most often.

General terms:

Gunpla – Short for GUNdam PLAstic model, derived from the Japanese abbreviation Plamo – for PLAstic Model

MS – Mobile suit.

OOB – Acronym for ‘Out Of the Box’, and can refer to a kit that is a snap build directly out of the box with no paint, or a kit that has been painted in the original colours with no further modifications.

Runner – The entire alphabetized rectangular plastic frame containing the parts with which you build your gunpla.

Panel Lines – Lines moulded into the kit to add detail to the armour or denote separation. Many modellers choose to add extra panel lines to their kit by scribing. Panel lines are often inked with a Gundam Marker or using a panel line wash technique to highlight detail and add depth to a model.

PC/Polycaps – Polyurethane joint parts. Typically a soft, floppy grey runner but can be moulded in other colours. Often used in ball and socket connections or pin and hole connections where an amount of flexibility is required.

Curing – Refers to the time needed for paints, putties, glues etc to fully cure before they should be sanded, painted over etc.

Nub – The small piece of plastic left over on the part after you cut it away from the sprue. Typically shaved down or sanded away.

Denubbing – The process of removing the Nubs from the pieces of your gunpla kit.

Nub Mark – The mark left behind when a nub is either cut away too deeply or the plastic is torn causing stress and discolouration to the plastic. Can sometimes be removed by sanding.

Flash – A small unintentional fishscale-like piece of plastic on your gunpla parts that is a result of a faulty injection mould. Flash is very uncommon in modern kits but can sometimes be found around fingers or very thin/tapered parts.

Frame – Can refer to either the internal skeleton of a Master Grade or Perfect Grade Gunpla kit, or a runner/sprue

Gate – The part of the sprue that attaches to the piece – typically where you will perform your cut when removing pieces from the sprue.

Lens – The eyepiece of a mono-eye suit such as a Zaku, the clear plastic piece that adds dimension to a rifle scope etc

Sprue – The passage through which molten plastic is introduced to a mould, so, therefore, all of the stuff left over on the runner when you’ve cut out all of your parts.

Masking – Refers to the process of covering an area of your model with modeller’s masking tape, blutack, or otherwise to prevent paint from covering that area. Also used to achieve different paint effects such as camouflage and slash striping.

Monoeye – Single eye camera lens mobile suit. Commonly referring to Zeon units or any unit with a single camera “eye” in its head.

Tools:

Cement – Modelling Cement – when applied to the plastic creates a chemical reaction which causes the plastic to melt slightly. As the solvent evaporates the plastic welds together

Decals – Refers to markings one can apply to a kit to enhance its appearance. Can be dry transfer or waterslide, the former typically being supplied with a gunpla kit, the latter typically being an aftermarket purchase from Bandai or a third party manufacturer such as Samuels.

Gundam Marker – Any marker from GSI Creos/Mr. Hobby specifically made for adding detail to gunpla. These range from paint markers in specific shades of colour to “pour type” ink pens for panel lining to actual “real touch” markers for shading.

Side Cutters/Nippers – A sharp pair of cutters intended for cleanly cutting the plastic gates that attach the parts to the sprues. I always recommend Tamiya Sharp Pointed Side Cutters For Plastic as my favourite.

Grades
(refers to the degree of detail, typically)
High Grade / HG – Most commonly in 1/144. Decent level of detail and mobility. (Some past 1/100 lines have been labelled HG or considered HG due to a similar degree of detail.)

Real Grade / RG – Real Grades come in the 1/44 scale. They’re the same size as the average HG, but incredibly detailed and possible. Super satisfying to build.

Master Grade / MG – Master Grades come in the 1/100 scale. Very poseable, good level of detail, but not to the degree of detail as a Real Grade.

SD / Super Deformed – Essentially chibi versions of mobile suits. Giant heads, big eyes and stunted bodies. Typically aimed at children. Easy to build, requires no tools (pieces can be popped out by hand) and usually low in detail and mobility. Includes the original, long-running BB Senshi line, the aborted EX-Standard line and the new Cross Silhouette line.

Scales
1/144 – One One Hundred and Forty-Fourth scale. Most common scale. Typically, a finished kit is about hand height. (You’ll see a lot of HG 1/144 kits this year.)

1/100 – One One Hundredth Scale. Master Grade is synonymous with 1/100 for most Gunpla fans, but lines have also come in gradeless varieties (low in detail), “High Grade” 1/100s that are either labelled so or assumed to be similar in detail to a 1/144 HG, and the more recent Reborn-One Hundred line.

1/60 – One-Sixtieth Scale: A large scale model produced by Bandai typically in their Perfect Grade line

1/48 – One Forty-Eighth scale: A large scale model, typically from Bandai’s Mega Size Model range.

Notes:
1/144 High Grades and 1/100 Master Grades are the most common releases. For the past nearly twenty-five years, they’ve been the most consistent releases. Real Grades are much newer, and Super Deformed series are all over the place in quality and scale, but HGs and MGs are a nice constant from Bandai.

My Tools
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Jesus, I should’ve checked the overall quality of the picture after I added the numbers and saved. Yikes.

Anyways, left to right.

#1 and #2 are nippers/side cutters. Black are Gundam Planet’s Side Cutters (purchased by me) and the blue are God Hand Ultimate Nippers 5.0 (Christmas gift from my sister!) I’ve also got a green pair from Tamiya’s basic set somewhere. Good nippers are important because they reduce stress marks (ugly white marks on the plastic) and cut closer/cleaner. If you’re building for the satisfaction of building or planning to sand/paint anyways, there are basic pairs that run for ~$15USD. God Hands ARE really nice, but Gundam Planet’s do the job almost as well (I’m talking, like 98% compared to 100% here, seriously) and cost much less.

#3 and #4 are Fine Point Gundam Markers For Panel Lines. They’re exactly as advertised. There’s grey for white plastic and black for other colours.

#5 and #6 are Pour Type Gundam Markers for Panel Lines. They contain fast-flowing thinned out paint/ink for panel lines. I like them for doing hangs. Again, grey for white plastic and black for other colours.

#7 is a Gundam Marker Remover. It’s a solution for removing excess Gundam marker paint from parts. Lighter fluid is also commonly used for this purpose.

#8 is a “blending” marker for Real Touch Gundam Markers. It’s actually… kind of useless. It’s used in blending colours when using the Real Touch Gundam Markers.

#9 is a Real Touch Gundam Marker. It’s basically just a marker. That’s grey, not pictures is a black one. I sometimes use them for panel lining. A marker is a marker.

#10 and #11 are Pilot Pens in silver and gold. They have a high shine and are nice for very small metal details. I also use (not pictured) metallic sharpies for slightly bigger areas. There’s another excellent pen for shiny details, but I can’t recall it at this moment.

#12 are Tamiya Angled Tweezers. Useful for holding small parts.

#13 is Tamiya’s Modeller’s Knife Pro. The first time I used them, it was 6am and I angled it toward myself. My finger still has the scar.

and #14 is my trusty purple cutting mat. Helpful, but not necessary for building. Slightly more necessary when you’re cutting out waterslide decals.

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These are your typical tools when applying waterslide decals.

#1 is a goddamn unnecessarily fancy decal tray. I went a little too gung-ho when getting back into Gunpla. And you know what? I just take the tray out and saturate a paper towel in it instead. A much better method.

While #2 and #3 are debatably necessary for building, they’re 100% necessary for decals. You need your tweezers and knife at this party. Knife cuts them out, tweezers handle them because oh my god, some of these bitches are tiny.

#4 is Mr. Mark Softer, from Mr. Hobby. It melts decal edges and helps decals conform to curved surfaces. Necessary, as Bandai’s decals are on the thick side. I also have Mr. Mark Setter, an adhesive, but it’s not necessary unless your decals are old, or possibly third party.

and you should recognize, #5, cotton swabs. Wet one end and use it to gently arrange your decal in place. Also for rubbing away excess marker panel lines.

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The foil stickers are useless, ignore them. More important are the sticker-type markings on the left (green sheet) and the waterslide decals on the right (in package, blue sheet.)

The stickers are nice, but once you put them on, they are so very obviously stickers, and there is nothing changing that fact. They’re also less forgiving to get on correctly, I find.

… And that wraps up the Mecha Monday Primer!

March Updates

2019 March Updates
Taking a (Small) Step Back
It’s just… It’s just been a really rough month.

Actually, it’s been a really rough nine months or so, but the last month was a particular punch in the gut.

Anyways, for the next few months, I’m simply not prioritizing reviews over other things in my life. I know they’ve tapered off lately as it is, but I’m not going to fight to push them out over doing other things. They’ve been feeling more like a burden than something I’m excited to do, and right now I’d rather focus on things that feel healing instead of things that feel like a chore. Additionally, I’m paring potential reviews down to only LGBT+ releases and the occasional books focusing on all-girls/feminism/patriarchy critiques.

Reviews
Damn it, even cutting down, that’s still fourteen releases this month. Check the poll to your right for the ones you’d really like to see.

As always, books with an asterisk are LGBT+/potentially LGBT+ books, and if I ever miss an LGBT+ release in the list below, please let me know.

March Releases
March 1st
*The Fever King (Feverwake #1) by Victoria Lee

March 5th
*Deathcaster (Shattered Realms #4) by Cinda Williams Chima [Books #1, #2 & #3]
*The Last 8 (The Last 8 #1) by Laura Pohl
*You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera

March 7th
*The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James
*The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown

March 12th
Bloodleaf (Bloodleaf #1) by Crystal Smith
*Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin

March 19th
To Best the Boys by Mary Weber
*The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
*Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale
Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

March 26th
*Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve
*Once & Future (Once & Future #1) by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy

Publishing information from Goodreads and checked against Amazon and Kobo. If you have more accurate information or would like to suggest a book for review, please comment below!

Intro: Mecha Mondays!

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As I’ve mentioned on previous occasions, my hobby is building model kits! Mostly mecha, and usually Gunpla.

I’ve actually thought about bringing model kits to the blog for a while, but since 2019 is the year of the Gundam franchise’s 40th anniversary (birthday?) I’ve finally gotten around to properly wrangling it onto the site!

For Gundam’s 40th birthday (anniversary?) I aim to finish 40 Gundam model kits this year and share them here! Posts will be on Mondays (but not every Monday) and will typically feature an out of box build, with panel lining, small details painted (thrusters, etc.) waterslide decals (when applicable) and a topcoat. As time goes on, I hope to throw a few painted / partially painted kits in. I’ve got a decent variety in my backlog of model kits, so we’ll see everything from SD kits to High Grades to Master Grades. (No PGs, sorry!)

I’ll feature some WIP pictures, panel lined vs unlined, etc. and talk about the kit and mobile suit!

See you on Mondays!

February Updates

2019 February Updates
Site

Archives (Tagged by Author, Tagged by Book Publication Date and Review Publication Date, specifically) up-to-date, a new review format is in use and new reviews come with the new tags, which are more detailed and extended than before. Hopefully, it will be easier for folks to find books by specific elements!

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Moving on — this is a busy section this month — Ace of Pages has a new type of content incoming!

Introducing: Mecha Mondays!

You can find more info here but, in summation: I also like Gunpla. 2019 is the Gundam franchise’s 40th Anniversary. In 2019, the goal is 40 posts covering different model kits.

Ta-da!

Reviews
Oh, good grief. Look at that list. Why so many releases this month? I’d understand if a chunk of these were strictly romance, but the bulk of these are fantasy or sci-fi.

And there’s twenty of them. (Narrowed down from nearly fifty.) God. What’s wrong with me? (They’re all up on the poll to the right! Help me choose!)

ANYWAYS. As always, books with an asterisk are LGBT+/potentially LGBT+ books, and if I ever miss an LGBT+ release in the list below, please let me know!

February Releases
February 1st
Smoke and Summons (Numina Trilogy #1) by Charlie N. Holmberg

February 5th
Dark of the West (Glass Alliance #1) by Joanna Hathaway
[Review] Lady Smoke (Ash Princess Trilogy #2) by Laura Sebastian [Book #1]
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Enchantée by Gita Trelease
The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1) by Jenn Lyons
Stolen Time (Dark Stars #1) by Danielle Rollins

February 12th
Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan
Crown of Feathers (Crown of Feathers #1) by Nicki Pau Preto
Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok

February 19th
Tarot by Marissa Kennerson
*Immoral Code by Lillian Clark
Gates of Stone (Lord of the Islands #1) by Angus Macallan
*The Afterward by E.K. Johnston
Honor Bound (The Honors #2) by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre [Book#1]

February 26th
*We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire #1) by Tehlor Kay Mejia
*The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg
Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury
Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Publishing information from Goodreads and checked against Amazon and Kobo. If you have more accurate information or would like to suggest a book for review, please comment below!

January Updates

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First: Welcome to a new year of reviews!

Second: Expect to see the new review format on the first of these reviews!

Reviews
Look at that: sixteen new releases (and seventeenth late-year release from 2018!)

The spirit of the new year may be imbibing me with a nauseating amount of ambition. Y’know. Just maybe.

ANYHOO. The new poll should be up on the right, vote to your heart’s content on what you’d like to see reviewed. As always, books with an asterisk are LGBT+/potentially LGBT+ books, and if I ever miss an LGBT+ release in the list below, please let me know!

January Releases
December 31st
Evermore (Everless #2) by Sara Holland [Book #1]

January 8th
The Girl King (The Girl King #1) by Mimi Yu
[Review] White Stag (Permafrost #1) by Kara Barbieri
Slayer (Slayer #1) by Kiersten White
[Review] Undying (Unearthed #2) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner [Book #1]
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black

January 15th
Stain by A.G. Howard
*The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi
Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer

January 22nd
[Review] Ship of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery #1) by Django Wexler
The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty
Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows #1) by Evelyn Skye
The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale
*Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen #2) by Sarah Glenn Marsh [Book #1]

January 29th
*The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
*Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely #1) by Brigid Kemmerer
*The Cerulean (Untitled Duology #1) by Amy Ewing

Publishing information from Goodreads and checked against Amazon and Kobo. If you have more accurate information or would like to suggest a book for review, please comment below!