‘Made of Stars’ by Jenna Voris – Audiobook Review

I’ve had Made of Stars on my radar for a LONG time now, since I met the author at YALLFest 2021! Bonnie and Clyde, but make it set in space. I’M SOLD!

Title: Made of Stars
Author: Jenna Voris
Series: Standalone
Genres: Sci-fi, Romance, Retelling

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‘The Weight of Blood’ by Tiffany D. Jackson – Audiobook Review

Tiffany D. Jackson is an auto-read author for me now and her latest novel, The Weight of Blood, which is a Carrie retelling, hits hard! Tiffany never disappoints – this book was a thrill from beginning to end!

Title: The Weight of Blood
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
Series: Standalone
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Retellings

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‘Long Live the Pumpkin Queen’ by Shea Ernshaw – Audiobook Review

Long Live The Pumpkin Queen is a sequel novel to The Nightmare Before Christmas, telling what happens after Jack and Sally are married – and how Sally handles the transition to Queen. This story was cute, but definitely reads more like a children’s book or low middle grade story rather than a YA story – and there’s nothing wrong with that! It is based off of a Disney movie, after all! Just be aware of that going into this.

Title: Long Live the Pumpkin Queen: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Author: Shea Ernshaw
Series: Standalone
Genres: Fantasy, Retelling

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Wrap Up: August 2022

August was a blur – but a good blur. This post is coming later than usual because somehow the end of August/early September has kept me BUSY! August was peak concert month for me – and I loved every second of it. I went to 7 concerts this month, which meant listening to a lot more music and a lot less audiobooks sadly, but I’m embracing whatever my mood feels like! I “only” saw 6 Broadway shows in August, but thats still a pretty good number!

I read 4 books and DNF-ed 1 book in August, but I enjoyed what I read and thats what matters, right?!

I made a separate post for my Broadway Wrap Up, which you can check out here!

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‘Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix’ by Anna-Marie McLemore – Audiobook Review

A Great Gatsby retelling, but make it as queer and not white as possible? Heck yeah sign me up! Both Nick and Jay are transgender, and Nick is Latino. Here for it already!

Title: Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix
Author: Anna-Marie McLemore 
Series: Standalone
Genres: Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Retelling
Release Date: September 6, 2022

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‘A Mirror Mended’ by Alix E. Harrow – Audiobook Review

The nice thing about finishing A Spindle Splintered was the second book, A Mirror Mended, was released last month so I could immediately jump back into this world without having to wait – and thats exactly what I did.

Title: A Mirror Mended
Author: Alix E. Harrow
Series: Fractured Fables #2
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

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‘A Spindle Splintered’ by Alix E. Harrow – Audiobook Review

I didn’t know what to pick up next then I saw this book on my pile of books I received at ALA, and decided a short novella is just what I needed in the moment – this fairytale retelling was quick and fun!

Title: A Spindle Splintered
Author: Alix E. Harrow
Series: Fractured Fables #1
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

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Audiobook Review: ‘Wicked Beauty’

I would like to know how Katee Robert does it and how each book in this series is better than the last! I loved Wicked Beauty, just as I loved Electric Idol and Neon Gods in the Dark Olympus series – but I think Wicked Beauty is my favorite yet.

Title: Wicked Beauty
Author: Katee Robert
Series: Dark Olympus #3
Genres: Romance, Retellings, Fantasy

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Audiobook Review: ‘Not Good For Maidens’

I really enjoyed The Devil Makes Three by Tori Bovalino, so when I learned she was writing a Goblin Market retelling, color me intrigued! I can’t say I’m familiar with the Goblin Market story, but you don’t need to know it to enjoy this tale!

Title: Not Good For Maidens
Author: Tori Bovalino 
Series: Standalone
Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Retelling

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Audiobook Review: ‘An Arrow to the Moon’

After reading and loving The Astonishing Color of After, I was eager to read more of Pan’s incredible writing. This one was in a different format than I expected and I think that affected how I felt about it…

Title: An Arrow to the Moon
Author: Emily X.R. Pan
Series: Standalone
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Retelling

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