Favorite Reads of the Week

Hello, everyone! I hope you are all having a great week full of great reads! Here are some quick book blurbs and ratings for my favorite books that I’ve been reading this week!




HELL YES!!! MOXIE is the definitive feminist YA contemporary novel. I have never felt so empowered as a woman as I did while reading this book.

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares



A SEMI-DEFINITIVE LIST OF WORST NIGHTMARES is quirky and hilarious while still delving deeply into some serious issues. It will certainly make you laugh and make you cry, and it is an absolute delight to read. This book is like The Addams Family meets an Adam Silvera novel, and it is just wonderful!

This Darkness Mine



THIS DARKNESS MINE is by far the darkest YA psychological thriller I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. The premise is absolutely captivating and original, and the plot is so jam packed with twists and turns, I was never able to predict what Sasha was going to do, or what was going to happen to her, next.




With it’s incredible cast of characters and beautiful art-based magic system, Shadowshaper is an original and captivating YA urban fantasy.

What are your favorite books that you’ve been reading this week?

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33 thoughts on “Favorite Reads of the Week

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      It is SUCH a cool book, Kristin! It’s out today, and I haven’t seen nearly enough buzz for it, because it’s AMAZING! Would definitely recommend! ❤️


  1. bookprincessreviews says:

    *literally adds them all to the TBR pronto* Super empowering? Addams Family? I AM SO IN FOR ALL OF THIS. *cannot deal with these fantastic reads* You literally write 2 sentences, and I’m so excited to read them. Wonderful job, Krysti! 🙂


  2. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom says:

    I haven’t read This Darkness Mine, but I read The Female of the Species last year and LOVED it! I’ve met Mindy McGinnis a few times since she tends to attend many of the book festivals in Ohio, and I’ve had the pleasure of listening to her on a panel. She is totally bad ass in person.

    I’ve been reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer & The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue this week 😉


    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Oh, that’s awesome! I would so love to meet her someday! She is such a talented author.

      Those are amazing books! I loved both of them. I hope you are too! 🙂


  3. melissasbookworld says:

    I’m normally not overly fond of YA thrillers – thrillers in general really – but This darkness mine sounds really good! I put it on my wishlist 😀
    Shadowshaper sounds really awesome as well! I love Urban fantasy so this one went on the wishlist right away!


    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      It’s INTENSE! I have never read anything so intense. I’ve started a couple adult books that were, but I had to put them down, because I was totally freaked out. It’s REALLY good though. I like Shadowshaper, but I LOVED book two that just came out this week. Let me know if you read it. 🙂


  4. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    Stop it! 3 out of 5 books you listed as 5 star!! That’s an amazing week. Wowza. You are just flying through great books. How are you so lucky?! 😉

    Moxie has been added to my TBR. I definitely need more empowering feminist literature in my life without getting too philosophical or political. I’ve already read Shadowshaper, but I’ll wait for reviews on the other two before I start building my TBR up too high.

    If you had to pick a FAVORITE out of the 3 5-star books above, which one would it be? (I’m so cruel)


    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      That was a great reading week! I LOVED those books. I spend too much money on books and request too many ARCs. LOL. Then I leave myself no choice but to read them.

      Moxie is amazing. It manages to convey all the amazing feminist messages without being overly preachy, because of the main characters own insecurities and journey toward standing up for herself. I can’t say enough how awesome that book is.

      That’s hard, because they’re all totally different genres. Tough to compare them. I think Moxie made the biggest impact on me though, so I’ll go with that.


      • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

        I’m so proud of you for leaving yourself no choice! As you might see from my TTT from today, I have an ARC coming up A YEAR in my queue. I am so embarrassed. But, I am just not prioritizing ARCs over book club is really what it comes down to. I totally need to take a week off and make a dent there! …Oh, and I’m a mood reader. Like. Viciously. So, that’s probably another hindrance… O_o

        Moxie it is. My TBR can’t take much more of the awesome you’re throwing my way! 🙂 I am SUPER excited to read it. I need more accessible feminist literature in my life.


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