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Wicked Saints

‘Blood and blood and bone’ 

Wicked freaking Saints, wow. 
I have never read such a dark almost Gothic fantasy like this ever. 
I had so much fun reading this book from beginning to end, there was a single moment I wasn’t
thinking about this book since i started it.

I got an ARC of this book Via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 
Everything about this felt so concrete and well written : The characters and character development, The plot, The world building, and the questions left unanswered in this book felt like they were left unanswered only for now. 

I would kill for a map of the world in this series, I read the E-book so I’m not sure if the published version has one but if it doesn’t it definitely should going forward. Let me not forget to mention that Nadya is such a fun character to read – shes brave but not stupid or irrational, regardless of how she was raised to think she is still her own person and not blinded by stubbornness. Honestly she’s everything I want in a main character in a fantasy book.

Of course I can’t NOT mention Malachiasz. 
Wow Wow Wow I’m not sure how Emily Duncan managed it but she made me love
his character so so much. I don’t want to give too much away so I’m just going to say his story feels like it was thought out very well and it unravels perfectly. 

The story is so much fun to read of course like any YA there is playful banter between the 
characters and there’s a chin grab here and there because why not but over all I have no complaints about this book. I’m so happy its a trilogy because three books feels perfect for this series.

This book definitely gets 5 out of 5 stars from me and is absolutely one of my new favorites. 

Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan is out now so definitely go grab a copy!

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Spin The Dawn

I received a copy of this book on NetGalley for an honest review.

Wow Wow Wow 

Where do I even start with this book? 

Spin The Dawn 

Is such a special book most descriptions say ‘Project Runway meets Mulan’
but it is so much more! This book was such a fun read and I won’t include any spoilers but the character development in this book is A+ to be completely honest. 

Maia, the main character, is already a strong character when the book starts she just gets even better as the adventure unravels. 

and lets not forget the writing style is just beautiful its very fun and definitely a YA book but it also feels very elegantly written. I can tell you that as soon as this book comes out I will be buying it (its such a beautiful book think about how it’ll look up on a shelf) and re reading it.

Spin The Dawn by Elizabeth Lim is the first in The Blood of Stars series and comes out
July 9th so go an preorder it!!

Absolutely a 5/5 stars

I definitely recommend Spin The Dawn. 

Meet the Reader

Hello there! Welcome to the millionth time I’ve restarted my blog! Okay no but for real welcome to & She reads! My name is Solange I’m 26 years old and I live in the (sometimes) Sunny city of Miami, FL. Home of ‘no artists come here for concerts ever’ and that one time we had a zombie, well he wasn’t really a zombie but if you google it you’ll see what I mean (it was kinda really crazy). BUT ANYWAYS, Hi! This is me and as usual I was caught looking away from the camera 🙂


I’m generally grumpy in public places unless they happen to be a bookstore or coffee shop, and I always drive myself crazy by reading more then one book at a time. Most recently my favorite genre has to be fantasy but I do love me a good Scifi or Mystery every now and then, and when I really need a break from the craziness I’ll pick up a nice contemporary. I honestly don’t know how to stay still do i’ll have three books pending and then i’ll volunteer to be a beta reader while also reviewing ARC’s on the side AND working a 9-5 ANDD volunteering at church. In my defense though if I did stay still I would probably go crazy (apparently I’m not already right).


I have firey red hair by the way since you couldn’t see it in the other picture, it honestly feels like its just my hair color at this point. If you’re wondering, yes, my favorite Disney princess is Ariel. I can quote the entire little mermaid movie don’t fight me on this. For real though, I have such a strong passion for reading its something very dear to me and whenever someone tells me I inspired them to read it warms my heart. I hope you guys made it this far into the post after all that ridiculousness. Feel free to message me! Have a book you want me to read for you? Message me! I can’t wait to hear from all of you!.

With Love,

Solange – & She Reads