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Hell Bent – Terrifically Twisted

Hell Bent is finally here, and the continuation of Galaxy “Alex” Stern’s story was everything I could have hoped for and more. It’s been over three years since Ninth House was published, and I was both desperate and wary of jumping into the long-anticipated sequel. But have no fear, Leigh Bardugo brought the heat in…

Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia Of Faeries – A Wilde Ride

As I began crafting my 2023 TBR, I was pleased to see how many amazing books are coming out this month. It has given me something to look forward to now that the holiday season is over. With many amazing books on the horizon, start the year strong with Heather Fawcett’s new release, Emily Wilde’s…

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The Stranger Times – Fun Hot Off The Press

I took a break from my normal fantasy churn and picked up The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell. It came highly recommended by a friend, and it’s the only reason this quirky tale would have crossed my path. The book is a charming paranormal mystery filled with humor and wackiness and it was delightful from…

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Extreme Bird Watching

I decided my first introduction to Haruki Murakami would be The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. The book sat on my shelf for months because I never felt ready enough to open it up. However, if I’ve learned anything after finally picking up this book, it’s that no one can ever be ready for Murakami, so stop…

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Ordinary Monsters – Ordinary Indeed

Is Ordinary Monsters too long? Possibly. But while I was not dissuaded by the page count, I was exasperated by the end of the book. The book’s strong, descriptive start quickly turns into a chaotic story that hopped, skipped, and jumped to its ending.  There are extraordinary children in the world, children with unnatural Talents.…

Heart Of The Sun Warrior – Set My Heart Ablaze

Sue Lynn Tan has blessed us twice this year. She made an incredible debut in January with Daughter of the Moon Goddess. Then Tan capped the year with the duology’s heart-wrenching conclusion in Heart of the Sun Warrior. No sequel slump to be found here! Tan finishes Xingyin’s tale expertly, and I have nothing but…

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A Restless Truth – A Sinking Ship

Me and A Restless Truth by Freya Marske did not get along. After an enchanting frolic through book one in the series, my expectations were high, and they came crashing down quickly. Our original characters, Robin and Edwin, set the standard, and I found that this adventure could not live up to the first magical…