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Review: With A Vengeance by Freydís Moon

Kye Lovato left their hometown in search of a better future, but when their estranged mother passes away, they return to their parish to settle her affairs. Even though Kye escaped their traumatic past, being back in swampy Madison, Louisiana only worsens their debilitating depression, increases their dissociative episodes, and intensifies the intrusive voice plaguing […]

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Book Review: The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

If you find one, he’s already found you. A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had […]

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Book Review: Along for the Ride by Mimi Grace

THIS ROAD TO LOVE MAY HAVE A FEW SPEED BUMPS… Former hot mess Jolene Baxter is committed to doing better. It’s why she offered to help her sister and brother-in-law move across the country. However, her goodwill is tested when last minute changes—mainly her father ditching her for an all-expenses paid vacation—forces her to make the […]

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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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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 […]