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: 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: Calamity by Constance Fay

Today’s review is about CALAMITY by Constance Fay. This is the first book published by Bramble, Tor Publishing Group’s romance imprint. CALAMITY is a science fiction romance that involves a scouting party, intergalactic mafia politics, and what amounts to forced proximity.

Author: Constance Fay
Series: Uncharted Hearts Book 1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Bramble
Publish Date: November 14, 2023
Print Length: 320

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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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Book Review: Fall of Ruin and Wrath by Jennifer Armentrout

Today’s review is about FALL OF RUIN AND WRATH by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It’s the first book in the Awakening series, a fantasy romance for adults. It’s a sensual, dangerous romp involving mortal and immortal dynamics, but behind closed doors and on the field of rebellion.

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Awakening, #1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Bramble (Tor Publishing Group)
Publish Date: September 12, 2023
Print Length: 432

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