How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying by Django Wexler

Today’s review is about HOW TO BECOME THE DARK LORD AND DIE TRYING by Django Wexler. It’s the first book in the Dark Lord Davi duology. Davi is in a never-ending time loop. Each time she dies trying to do the right thing she has to do it all over again from the beginning. Sick of failing, she decides in her next life to become the Dark Lord. This, of course, requires minions and a trial to prove her worthiness.

Author: Django Wexler
Series: Dark Lord Davi #1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Orbit
Publish Date: May 21, 2024
Print Length: 432

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Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood

Today’s review is about CHECK & MATE by Ali Hazelwood. This is Hazelwood’s debut in Young Adult romance and I think she did a great job with it. Since she’s such a popular author, my review for this book is more casual. Keep reading to see what I thought about it!

Author: Ali Hazelwood
Series: None
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: September 28, 2021
Print Length: 368

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ARC Review: The Fireborne Blade by Charlotte Bond

Today’s review is about THE FIREBORNE BLADE by Charlotte Bond. It’s the first novella in The Fireborne Blade series. However, it reads as a standalone. In this first installment, Maddileh, a female knight, embarks on a quest to claim back her favor with the King. To do so she chooses the dangerous goal of retrieving the Fireborne Blade from the legendary White Lady dragon.

Author: Charlotte Bond
Series: The Fireborne Blade, #1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Tordotcom
Publish Date: May 28, 2024
Print Length: 176

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ARC Review: Evocation by S.T. Gibson

Today’s review is about EVOCATION by S.T. Gibson. It’s the first book in Gibson’s new The Summoner’s Circle series. It focuses on the psychic prodigy David Aristarkhov try to shake off an old family bargain with a demon.

Author: S.T. Gibson
Series: The Summoner’s Circle, #1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Angry Robot
Publish Date: May 28, 2024
Print Length: 304

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ARC Review: Immortal Pleasures by V. Castro

Today’s review is about IMMORTAL PLEASURES by V. Castro. It’s a standalone novel about an ancient Aztec vampire searching for vengeance and love. After centuries of reckoning with her traumatic past during the Spanish conquest of America, Malinalli is finally ready to search for emotional intimacy.

Author: V. Castro
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Publish Date: April 16, 2024
Print Length: 304

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