ARC Review: What The River Knows by Isabel Ibanez

Today’s review is about WHAT THE RIVER KNOWS by Isabel Ibañez. It’s the first book in a duology set in 19th century Egypt during British occupation. Inez learns of her parents’ death in Egypt and sets sail from Argentina to for answers. What she finds is more questions and a plot of deception and betrayal.

Author: Isabel Ibañez
Series: Secrets of the Nile #1
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publish Date: October 31, 2023
Print Length: 416

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ARC Review: The Words of Kings and Prophets by Shauna Lawless

THE WORDS OF KINGS AND PROPHETS is the second installment of the Gael Song series. Set shortly after the first book, the reader continues to follow Fódla and Gormflaith, both of whom are part of King Brian’s court. Infighting among immortals and Gormflaith’s self preservation threaten to upend the mortal world.

Author: Shauna Lawless
Series: Gael Song Book 2
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publish Date: October 03, 2023
Print Length: 416

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ARC Review: Gwen & Art Are Not In Love by Lex Croucher

Today’s review is about GWEN & ART ARE NOT IN LOVE by Lex Croucher. It’s a queer, medieval, YA rom com set hundreds of years after King Arthur. Gwen and Arthur have been betrothed since they were just kids. But not only do they despise each other, they each harbor a secret. This coming-of-age and coming-out story features witty dialogue, lovable characters, and self discovery.

Author: Lex Croucher
Series: None
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publish Date: November 28, 2023
Print Length: 416

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ARC Review: A Season of Monstrous Conceptions by Lina Rather

Today’s review is about A SEASON OF MONSTROUS CONCEPTIONS by Lina Rather. Described as an eldritch historical fantasy, this novella features uncanny births and the potential end of the world. It’s also a story about what it’s like to live in between worlds or the rules of society.

Author: Lina Rather
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Tordotcom
Publish Date: October 31, 2023
Print Length: 160

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ARC Review: Wrath Becomes Her by Aden Polydoros

Today’s review is about WRATH BECOMES HER by Aden Polydoros. It’s a Jewish historical horror novel set in 1943 Lithuania during Nazi occupation. The main character Vera is a golem, an artificial human made from clay and magic, created in the image of someone’s daughter. Her creator instilled in her a main purpose: kill his daughter’s murderers.

Author: Aden Polydoros
Series: None
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Publish Date: October 10, 2023
Print Length: 336

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