ARC Review: The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly

Title: The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly

Author: Jamie Pacton

Genre: YA Contemporary/Romance

Publication Date: May 5th, 2020

Source: Author (Thanks, Jamie!)

Rating: ★★★★

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One Sentence Synopsis

Kit Sweetly works as a wench at The Castle, a medieval themed restaurant which is distinctly patriarchal, but wants to fight as a knight and decides to make that happen.

Favorite Quote

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“Well, at first, I didn’t think I was going to be able to change or prove anything – I was just helping my brother out. But, as I was fighting, I realized I liked it. I wanted to show kids they can do anything, regardless of gender identity. So, yes, it might be symbolic. But what better way to smash the patriarchy than with a lance and sword?”

Jamie Pacton, The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly
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ARC Review: Bonds of Brass

Title: Bonds of Brass

Author: Emily Skrutskie

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Publication Date: April 7th, 2020 (TODAY!!!)

Source: e-ARC (Netgalley)

Rating: ★★★★★

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One Sentence Synopsis

Ettian, a young solider training to fight for the Umber empire (the empire that dominated his people in a bloody war), finds himself having to protect the Umber heir who just happens to be his best friend, Gal.

Favorite Quote

This quote is from an uncorrected copy and may change in the final version

“But I don’t believe in the empire that pulled me out of the rubble and glued me back together. And I don’t trust the empire that crumbled to dust and left me to die.”

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ARC Review: The Last Human

Title: The Last Human

Author: Zack Jordan

Genre: Sci-fi/Space Opera

Publication Date: March 24th, 2020

Source: e-ARC (Netgalley)

Rating: ★★★★

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One Sentence Synopsis

Sarya, a secret human raised by a murderous alien, is obsessed with finding out the truth about what happened to her species and why they were deemed too dangerous to exist.

Favorite Quote

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“In My galaxy, there is order and there is chaos. You Humans are always dreaming of the first, but your pitiful attempts to create it always result in the second.”

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ARC Review: The Kingdom of Back

Title: The Kingdom of Back

Author: Marie Lu

Publication date: March 3rd, 2020

Genre: YA Fantasy/Historical Fiction

Source: ARC (BookishFirst)

Rating: ★★★★

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One Sentence Synopsis

When Nannerl Mozart makes a wish to not be forgotten, her wish is heard by a being from a faerie land who promises to fulfill her wish as long as she helps him in return.

Favorite Quote

This quote is from an uncorrected copy and may change in the final version

“Speak for those less fortunate than yourself, who will need your help. Speak for the ones who will come after you, looking to you for guidance.”

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