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Review: Unravel The Dusk by Elizabeth Lim (The Blood Of Stars #2)

Review: Unravel The Dusk by Elizabeth Lim (The Blood Of Stars #2) The Keysmash Blog

Important Note: This is a review for the second book in the The Blood Of Stars duology by Elizabeth Lim, and therefore may contain spoilers from the first book, Spin The Dawn. If you have not read Spin The Dawn yet, check out my review of it here.

Spin The Dawn by Elizabeth Lim blew me away; it was a phenomenal and captivating young adult fantasy novel that I absolutely adored and could not put down even for a minute. And after the epic cliffhanger ending of the first book, I had high expectations for the sequel, Unravel The Dusk.

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Review: Spin The Dawn By Elizabeth Lim (Blood Of Stars #1)

Spin The Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Having read some of my friend’s raving reviews about Spin The Dawn by Elizabeth Lim, I knew before going in that I would love this book. What I didn’t expect was to fall head over heels for this story, and finish all 400 pages in one night.

But that’s the magic of Spin The Dawn for you. Enchantingly beautiful and indulgent, Spin The Dawn is essentially a Young Adult fairy tale that will sweep you off your feet.

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Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings: A lusciously dark, mysterious fantasy

Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings: A lusciously dark, mysterious fantasy

This is without a doubt one of the best standalone fantasy novels I’ve read in 2020. Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings is a lusciously dark and mysterious story that follows Bettany Scott as she tries to find answers to the disappearances of her father and brothers.

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ARC Review: We Were All Someone Else Yesterday By Omar Holmon

ARC Review: We Were All Someone Else Yesterday By Omar Holmon

Release Date: 12th May 2020

A collection of phenomenal, beautifully composed poems, We Were All Someone Else Yesterday by Omar Holmon is a heart wrenching, emotional poetry book about grief, love, identity and healing. At its core, this poetry book is about Holmon’s family–it’s a tribute to his mother, it’s a heartbreaking cross-examination into his relationship with his father, it’s a reminder of how bittersweet love can be and a beautiful ode to his roots, his culture and his heritage.

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ARC Review: becoming By Reenada Williams

ARC Review: becoming By Reenada Williams

I love poetry in every shape and form. Free verse, contemporary poetry is my favorite form of poetry, because of the strong emotional appeals they contain, their turn of phrase, their rhythm and their distinct dissonance.

So when I got my hands on becoming by Reenada Williams, I was truly excited. The synopsis itself seemed promising:

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Ten Reasons To Join Netgalley

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Hello everyone! Today I want to introduce a new feature/meme on my blog—“Ten Reasons Thursday”.

 Ten Reasons Thursday

For my first Ten Reasons Thursday post, I want to discuss 10 reasons why all you bookish people should join this incredibly amazing website called Netgalley. What makes this site is amazing is that on Netgalley you can connect with publishers and receive books for free—no catch, no gotcha’s. As far as I know, it is one of the best places to get e-ARCs (electronic Advanced Reader’s Copies) as well as released copies of books that publishers put up for everyone to read. Have I piqued your interest yet? If yes, read on for more.

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Review: Shattered Blue (The Light Trilogy#1) by Lauren Bird Horowitz

Ratings: 4/5  ☕☕☕☕25953603

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

I started this book with low expectations—and by the time I was a little more than halfway done, I was convinced this was going to be one of the best books I have read—only to be sorely disappointed by the last quarter of the story. In spite of this—I’d still recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy and fae stories—this book may not be without its flaws, but it’s not a completely waste of time either. To put it in a nutshell—Lauren Bird Horowitz’s debut novel Shattered Blue is a roller coaster ride.

The Writing: Lauren Bird Horowitz is one fantastic writer who creates characters that will just come to life. Her writing is definitely one of the highlights of the book for me—I loved how real each character felt, Continue reading “Review: Shattered Blue (The Light Trilogy#1) by Lauren Bird Horowitz”