I have two books on my netgalley shelf that were archived before I got a chance to download them (requested a year apart!) I guess they really were Well Kept Secrets!! Well played #netgalley!
Thanks to #netgalley I got a chance to read #TheTeaDragonFestival by Katie O‘Neill. It is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel that is set before her Tea Dragon Society.
You‘ve seen the ridiculously adorable tea dragons from Katie O‘Neill‘s previous book but this time be prepared to meet an actual dragon (as well as more tea dragons because I‘ll never get enough of those little guys)! Wonderful book, definitely recommend.
Out next week!!! For those who love the spiritual , mystical worlds that Alice Hoffman creates, you will not be disappointed. Set during the turbulent times of the Nazi regime‘s rise to power, we are introduced to a cast of valiant, heroic women who each must choose what they are willing to fight for. Survival won‘t be easy and the horrors they encounter are monstrous but even during the darkest moments magic & miracles exist.
Zhao's debut novel is a middle grade fantasy inspired by Chinese mythology and folklore. This is a fast-paced novel that takes you on a trip across the United States. There is a strong focus on the theme that things are not always what they appear and that one shouldn't judge based on appearances. The book has a strong female protagonist and a lot of humor. #netgalley #katiezhao #dragonwarrior #middlegradelit
This was good, but not great. The premise was interesting, and the ending suspenseful, but nothing carried this book into spectacular. The past/present chapters were confusing and probably not necessary. The story would have been smoother if told chronologically instead of back and forth. #netgalley ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This was an interesting story with a clever premise. The plot develops well and just when you think you know the truth, it throws in a twist. It kept me guessing until the very end which I loved. The ending itself was clever and finished the book nicely though I would have liked to have seen Zain's reaction at the end. It was interesting to see the story told from the jury as well as Maria. It gave a deeper insight.
I was approved for this ARC after its publishing date. I think that is a first for me. 🙃