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O. Darling

Joined 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm a writer and I love books. Favorite genres to read and write in are Young Adult, New Adult, SFF, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural.

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reviewed A New Dawn (Star Wars) by John Jackson Miller (Star Wars Rebels)

John Jackson Miller: A New Dawn (Star Wars) (Hardcover, 2014, Del Rey) 4 stars

New beginnings are hard

4 stars

This was a good introduction to two beloved characters from Star Wars: Rebels. This story follows the initial meeting of Kanan Jarrus & Hera Syndulla. Their rebellious conviction, much like their connection, is in its infancy so we get to go along for the wild ride. Introducing yet another despicable villain along with two unlikely heroes who side with our main characters, this addition to the Star Wars universe was intense, emotional and, at times, frustrating...just the way I like my Star Wars stories.

reviewed Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn (Legendborn, #2)

Tracy Deonn: Bloodmarked (Hardcover, 2022, McElderry Books, Margaret K.) 4 stars

The shadows have risen, and the line is law.

All Bree wanted was to uncover …

Bloodmarked elevates

5 stars

Bloodmarked is book 2 in the Legendborn Cycle by Tracy Deonn. This continuation of Bree's story is just as action packed, emotional and beautifully written as the first book. Delving even more into the havoc that grief can play on an individual, this story takes readers on an emotional journey. This time, we also witness the grief of others in the story, their shared bond growing stronger in spite of this. Tracy Deonn captures generational trauma in such a real and sorrowful way. The greatest part of this story, for me, is the connection growing in strength between Bree, Sel & Nick. It's beautifully tragic in its own way.

Tracy Deonn: Legendborn (Hardcover, 2020, Margaret K. McElderry Books) 4 stars

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants to escape. A residential …

Legendborn awaits

5 stars

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn was an exceptional story. It is a modern day re-imagining of Arthurian lore combined with "African American history & spiritual traditions" as she writes in her author notes. It is an emotional journey that chronicles the depths of grief and trauma not only at the individual level, but throughout generations. This was an excellent story with relatable characters, wonderful world building and a few twists and turns. I can't wait to get Bloodmarked, book 2 in the Legendborn Cycle.