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Review: Darknesses by Lachelle Seville

It’s been a year since Oasis stumbled away from Blessed Falls with wings carved into her back and too many scars to count. A year spent razing delusions of being an angel’s vessel, proving to her brother that she doesn’t belong in a psych ward, and mourning the loss of her mother’s vinyl pressed ashes. […]

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Review: I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

Chloe Green is so close to winning. After her moms moved her from SoCal to Alabama for high school, she’s spent the past four years dodging gossipy classmates and a puritanical administration at Willowgrove Christian Academy. The thing that’s kept her going: winning valedictorian. Her only rival: prom queen Shara Wheeler, the principal’s perfect progeny. […]

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Dracula Daily: An Early Review

For the uninitiated, Dracula Daily is an email newsletter. The newsletter follows the events of the classic novel Dracula in the order that they happened chronologically and delivers them in the epistolary way in which the entries were written. When Stoker wrote Dracula, he wrote it via letter and journal entries, which were then compiled […]

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Rewatching Avatar: The Last Airbender as a Writing Exercise

In my opinion, the best writing exercises are ones that take a look at some of the best writing available. That’s why so many writers say the most important thing you can do as a writer is read–being exposed to new ideas, creativity, and well executed writing will help you grow your own skills. Which […]

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Review: Warlord Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #6) by Shami Stovall

Kings. Dragons. The start of an all-consuming war. As the twelve god-creatures appear in the world, nations brace for a inevitable struggle. Some have allied themselves with the Second Ascension in return for power and protection, but the Frith Guild aims to form a counter alliance. Volke Savan, along with the other arcanists of the […]

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Bridgerton Season Two Slaps

Okay y’all, I have talked about Bridgerton on this blog before but in general I don’t gush about it too much because I never really found it worthy of gushing. I liked the first season of the show and then started reading the books, but it’s not like they’re one of the top series I […]

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Where will reading fit in my 2022?

2021 was a tough year for a lot of us. For me, it was also a year of distance from reading and blogging. I hit a rough patch towards the end of 2020 with my blogging and I never really got out of that head space for most of 2021. But now, I’m getting to […]

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November Wrap Up + Life Update

Life Update I thought I’d start here. If you follow me in any other bookish spheres, you’ve likely learned that my job…well. I girlbossed too close to the sun. After applying for an entry level position in a fashion store, I was interviewed for an associate management position–and a week after starting the job, I […]

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Review: Death at Sandringham House (Her Majesty Investigates #2) by C.C. Benison

Murder in the palaces of England gives sleuth Jane Bee, housemaid to Her Majesty the Queen, a puzzle to fit for a monarch in the second novel of this charmingly irresistible series. What is Death at Sandringham House about? Though this is the only book in the series that I’ve encountered, I imagine the Her […]

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ARC Review: Bastion by Phil Tucker

Scorio will rise from the ashes to conquer the ten layers of hell. Reborn without memories, Scorio learns that he is a Great Soul, a legendary defender of the ancient city of Bastion. That within the hallowed halls of the Academy and under the stern eyes of the underworld’s greatest instructors he will enjoy enormous […]