Soundless by Richelle Mead

Last book I read for Owlcrate-a-thon (Owlcrate readathon), I was worried that I would not like or not be able to finish it because of all the bad reviews I saw and heard about. I am glad I didn’t listen to them. Fei is an artist in a small village on a mountain, cut off…

DaVinci’s Tiger by L.M.Elliott

Based on the muse for one of Leonardo DaVinci’s early paintings, DaVinci’s Tiger is a historical fiction book with with a feminist twist. In a time when woman were seen as property of their father’s and husbands, Ginevra de Benci Niccolini yearns to be more than a pretty face. Encouraged by her father and the…

Everland by Wendy Spinale

I was not entirely sold on this book when it came in my Owlcrate box last year since I am not into Peter Pan and retellings are usually hit-and-miss with me but decided to give it a try for Owlcrate-a-thon (Owlcrate readathon). I am glad I did. It is sort of like The Walking Dead…

Empress of a Thousand Skies Giveaway

UPDATE: @abdulia_ortiz on Instagram won!  Congratulations! I am giving away a copy of Empress of A Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza. To enter: đź“š You must be a following this WordPress account (tiggertheturtle) đź“š Leave a comment below telling me your favorite author and repost this giveaway on your account đź“š Must be 18 years of…

The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry

“God will give you blood to drink. “—SARAH GOOD, 1692 Callie was 5 years old when her mother along with her two friends were killed on Halloween when performing a blessing at Proctor’s Ledge, the real site of the hanging of the Salem Witches. Named the Goddesses, the woman were the descendants of the original…

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

“Because she jumped the world was born.” Natalie Cleary just wants to graduate from high school and get out of her small town of Union, Kentucky, the sooner the better. But she starts seeing things no one else can see.  First, “Grandmother,” the vision of elderly woman who appeared in the middle of the night…

Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

This was my first Uppercase book and I was a little nervous about it since I usually avoid teenage romance novels like the plague but I was intrigued by the mental illness side of this story. Maguire is a black cat. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong around her. And she is a…

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

I am not usually into sci-fi or fantasy books that have complicated or detailed inner-workings and multiple universes because I don’t like being bogged down with rules and confusing details but I loved the plot of this book so I could overlook times where the universes seems too be overly complicated. There are 4 Londons/…

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

So I usually avoid teen romance book because they usually make me simultaneously want to hid in embarrassment and vomit. But the penpal bit on the book description and personal note from the author in the Owlcrate box intrigued me so I gave this book a try and I am glad I did. The main…

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

This was more of humorous fantasy book than historical fiction book which is fine by me since I love both genres. King Edward IV, the 16 years old son of Henry VIII and is told that he is dying. His advisor, Lord Dudley, convinces Edward to make his beloved cousin, Lady Jane Grey his successor…

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

How do I review one of my favorite books? I have been putting this off for almost a year now but I think I am ready… Dill lives in a small town in an infamous family of religious snake handlers and has a preacher father who was sent to prison. He is ostracized and bullied…

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

The title was cool so I decided to give it a try. It was a poetry book so very short (read in 30 minutes) and did the usual young adult girl sterotypes: fat girl bullied and starving herself, cutting herself, feeling that she is different, first boyfriend lit’s and cheats on her, second boyfriend is much…