Hey Readers! I’m sorry for disappearing without notice but I elected to spend my November revisiting my favorite novels and writing my fantasy story. My mind was feeling a bit stormy and this reset was much needed. But my mind has calmed and posts should resume to normal. Please enjoy this review of Bridge Kingdom
Everyone knows I love a story with enemies to lovers but what is a little bit less known is that I adore a story with Enemies to lovers combined with an arranged marriage. So when I discovered Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L Jensen, I knew I hit the jackpot.
Illusionary is full of fanfic tropes: fake marriage, bed sharing, enemies to friends to lovers, childhood friends, iconic besties, and pirates. I loved Incendiary but I wasn’t prepared to love Illusionary even more.
Every year Freeform throws a Halloween bash in Los Angeles for spooky lovers. I’ve previously attended their 2019 event, and I loved it. I could not wait to attend their next one. And I managed to snag tickets for this year!
Zoraida Córdova’s Incendiary holds a special place in my heart because she personally wanted to send advanced reader’s copies of this book to Latinx readers and reviewers. The catch, Córdova had one copy, so the chosen readers would have to take turns sharing. Ultimately, I was not chosen, but Zoriada did write me a letter thanking me for signing up and sent me a bookplate. Which was very nice of her!
Years later, I finally sat down to read this book, and I felt a little disappointed there was not an instant connection.
And then I got to the part where Ren witnesses Dez’s decapitation, and she turns into a ball of anger and revenge. Apparently, I just needed a bit of violence to appreciate the story
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, and now that it’s officially here on my side of the world, that means I get to be extra and thrive on the seasonal activities. So for today’s posts, I wanted to share my fall must-haves for this year. If you want to check out my previous fall recommendations, you can do so here.
Lobizona a young adult fantasy novel by Romina Garber promises a story about a young Argentine discovering the truth of her heritage, but this novel is way more than that! Nothing in the blurb of Lobizona prepares readers for the rich and imaginative world that they’ll step into.
We are now in the second half of Latinx heritage month, and I’ve finished one book on tbr. I may have gotten sidetracked by reading the Venatrix Chronicles (review to come), which has lots of action and adventure that I abandoned my current reads.
Blazewrath Games was amazing and immediately after I picked up Incendiary but the novel wasn’t as fast paced as I liked so I then picked up Lobizona which was more my speed. As I’m slowly making my way through both novels I’ve decided to share some of my favorite quotes from both.
Fall is officially here! And I know what you’re thinking- Umm, don’t you live in Southern California? Isn’t your fall nonexistent?
And you would be right.
In my part of the world, there’s not an abundance of leaves changing color or the need to bundle up. But that won’t stop me from getting into the seasonal spirit. And one way I do that is by reading some paranormal fiction!
So here is a list of books I would like to read during spooky season and for the rest of fall.