Mini Reviews: Belated ARCs

Hello, hello! I’ve been in a reviewing mood lately so perhaps I’ll actually be able to catch up on this year’s reads.

Today’s books both come from Raincoast Books (thank you!) almost a year ago (I’m sorry!). I’ve been on an ARC reading binge so it’s about time to share some of my thoughts with all of you, starting with these fantasies!

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Mini Reviews: Long-Awaited Reads

Some mini reviews today of two reads that are two of my favourites so far this year!

I’ve had both of them on my TBR for almost 5 years so I was very glad to finally get the chance to read them, and happy they were well worth the wait! Breaking out of my typical mini review template to include some of the blurbs of each to entice you all to read them too.

Read on for my thoughts and let me know if you’ve read either of these!

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Review: Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria

Book cover for Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria. Illustration of a dragon's face breathing fire with two teenage girls in each eye hole, facing away from each other.

Title: Fire with Fire
Author: Destiny Soria
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication date: June 8, 2021
Format / source: eBook / ARC from publisher
Purchase: HMH Books
Own voices: Latinx (Mexican-American) MCs
Content warnings: depictions of panic attacks, grief
Rating: ★★★★☆

Another contender for my favourite reads of the year! I love a sibling story and this one comes with Buffy-esque drama, dragons, and anxiety representation so there’s much to love! Big thanks to Clarion Books for the review copy!

Dani and Eden Rivera were both born to kill dragons, but the sisters couldn’t be more different. For Dani, dragon slaying takes a back seat to normal high school life, while Eden prioritizes training above everything else. Yet they both agree on one thing: it’s kill or be killed where dragons are concerned.

Until Dani comes face-to-face with one and forges a rare and magical bond with him. As she gets to know Nox, she realizes that everything she thought she knew about dragons is wrong. With Dani lost to the dragons, Eden turns to the mysterious and alluring sorcerers to help save her sister. Now on opposite sides of the conflict, the sisters will do whatever it takes to save the other. But the two are playing with magic that is more dangerous than they know, and there is another, more powerful enemy waiting for them both in the shadows.

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