Fairy-tale retelling | YA | Take a huge dose of 'Caraval' vibe, mix it with light 'The Night Circus' enchantment, sprinkle it with a good bit of 'Alice In Wonderland' story style, add a pinch of 'Mulan' dynamics, throw in a bucket of crucial life messages, adapt it all as a sequel-slash-retelling of 'Cinderella'... And you get Stepsister. As marvelous as that.
Sci-fi + fantasy | YA | General + book-by-book reviews | This was a wild ride. Both reading the series and writing the reviews.
Pairing first dates with books I've read depending on their vibe? That's totally something I can do ➵ Check which read was my session of dreamy stargazing, or which one I associated to amusement park adventures
Historical fiction (1920s) | YA | This is a cute book, but it didn't strike me as thaaat special. It was mostly fluff with good characters but not an otherworldly story. Kudos to the last two chapters, though.
Alice the Clairvoyant predicts (and gets it all wrong, most surely) her future in books! ➵ 5-star read, 1-star read, next fictional love interest, etc.
My first-ever book tag! Yes, it's waaay past New Year's Eve, but I've adapted this one a little to make it a 2020-so-far tag! ➵ Fav book, sexiest character, best moment, etc.
Historical fiction | The Girls at the Kingfisher Club is one of those books that fill your head with beautiful setting. The description is alive, it saturates the room you're in with colors and emotions.
Fantasy | Morgenstern must have dipped her manuscript into a river of magic and it came out soaked in mystery and wonder.
Historical fiction | Do you know that feeling when your mouth is dry so you get a glass of fresh water and it's just wonderful and healing and- heaven? Speak Easy, Speak Love is the literary version of it.