Top Ten Tuesday: First Ten Reviews I Wrote- A Walk Down Memory Lane

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by  Artsy Reader Girl's Top Ten Tuesday. This week we are taking a walk down memory by remembering the first ten reviews we wrote! From the very first to the tenth: ARC Review of Mirage by Somaiya Daud ARC Review of Fresh Ink Nostalgia Saturday: Updated Arc Review (originally posted: July 2018)Wicked …

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Review: Black Wings Beating

NetGalley and Macmillian Children's Publishing provided ARC for honest review The difficulty in starting a new series is in balancing world building, introducing characters and the multiple plot points that leave many unresolved questions. When incorrectly done this can frustrate readers rather than leaving them wanting more. Fortunately in Black Wings Beating, Alex London has …

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ARC Five Star Review: For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

Warnings (mentioned by author in book): Mental illness (bipolar), blood use in magic, gun violence, war, colonialism, racism, descriptions of dead bodies, mention of reproductive coercion, mentions of torture, mention of suicide

Heidi Heilig  has created a piece of art that is multi-faceted in characters, writing structures and plot points. Within this she has interwoven an own voice struggle as a bipolar woman through the main character, Jetta, who simply refers to it as her malheur, the french word for misfortune. Heilig discusses writing a bipolar heroine at the end of the book. She balances writing Jetta's manic highs driving her family's successful shadow plays, her ability to defend herself and control spirits through necromancy. However, it also causes rash decisions and leads to actions that harms herself and those she cares the most about. This comes with the depressive lows where she withdraws, panics and sleeps due to the exhaustion of fighting it all because of a driving resilience, intelligence and need to not have her malheur define who she is nor her life.