Secrets for the Mad by Dodie Clark

I have been following Dodie's Youtube channel for about two years now, and I've loved witnessing the way that her creativity has manifested and changed over the last couple of years. Secrets for the Mad is no exception.

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Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

I absolutely loved The Wrath and the Dawn, so when I heard that Renee Ahdieh was writing a retelling loosely based on Mulan I was very excited. And I was not disappointed. I think it was Roshani Chokshi who described Renee Ahdieh's writing as "butter", and I cannot think of a more accurate description. It is rich, and smooth, and velvety, and makes you wonder how you managed without it before.

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I had heard so many good things about this series from people who I really trust, so my expectations were pretty high going in. This, as it turns out, was a mistake. I was promised rich politics, morally grey characters, blindsiding betrayal, and fascinating magic. I expected strong worldbuilding and intriguing characters. I got none of the above.