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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin

the fifth season

2 stars

A disappointing, painfully slow science fiction novel. Continue reading “The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin”

The Woman in the Veil (Victorian Mystery #4) by Laura Joh Rowland

the woman in the veil

3.5 Stars

A good historical fiction mystery/thriller that can be read as a stand alone novel. Continue reading “The Woman in the Veil (Victorian Mystery #4) by Laura Joh Rowland”

The Butterfly Girl (Naomi Cottle #2) by Rene Denfeld

the butterfly girl
3 stars
An ok sequel in a good thriller/mystery book series.

Continue reading “The Butterfly Girl (Naomi Cottle #2) by Rene Denfeld”

The Harp of Kings (Warrior Bards #1) by Juliet Marillier

the harp of kings

4 stars

An exciting, entertaining first book in a new fantasy series. Continue reading “The Harp of Kings (Warrior Bards #1) by Juliet Marillier”

Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthews Dicks

twenty-one truths about love

3.75 Stars

This is an entertaining book about love, fear and life truths told entirely in the form of lists. Continue reading “Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthews Dicks”

Good Girls Lie by J. T. Ellison

good girls lie3.5 Stars

An entertaining mystery/thriller set in an elite all-girls boarding school. Continue reading “Good Girls Lie by J. T. Ellison”

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by K. J. Parker

sixteen ways to defend a walled city

4.5 stars

A clever, witty, thoroughly entertaining fantasy book that doesn’t have magic, wizards, monsters, gods or anything else you associate with fantasy books. Continue reading “Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by K. J. Parker”

The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1) by Kiersten White

The Guinevere Deception


A fun YA Fantasy re-telling of the legend of Camelot, and the relationship between King Arthur and Guinevere. Continue reading “The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1) by Kiersten White”

All That’s Bright and Gone: A Novel by Eliza Nellums

all that's bright and gone

3.5 stars

A heartbreaking mystery told by six-year-old Aoife. Continue reading “All That’s Bright and Gone: A Novel by Eliza Nellums”

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