Tarot for a Red Queen (Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard)

This post will contain spoilers for Books 1 &2 in the Red Queen series. You’ve been warned! We’ve all had those books that capture our hearts so securely that even after we turn over that last page, close the covers, and take a deep breath our brains just won’t let go. What happens next? The […]

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One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

The second installment in the Three Dark Crowns series captured my imagination even more securely than the first. The three queens of Fennbirn return from their respective recuperation to begin a year-long murderous adventure to kill the sisters they’re supposed to have forgotten. That sentence alone is enticing and dark and smart in a way that makes […]

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I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Content Warning for the book: Descriptions of rape, sexual assault, murder, and harassment. True crime fans are voracious consumers of media by nature. Magazines reveal tantalizing and subtle leads, full-color areal maps, and famous (to us) contributors. Television shows remind us of the humanity of the victims and families, the terror of communities held hostage […]

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A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

Content Warning for the novel: Descriptions of torture, violence, and sexually explicit content. As the epilogue novella to Maas’s A Court of Thrones and Roses trilogy, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I picked up A Court of Frost and Starlight. Maas reminded her fans (a few times) that it would simply be a novella […]

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The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville

To me, Mieville is one of the defining authors of the late 20th and 21st century. His mastery of world building and character development alone mark him as an author who will endure throughout the decades – but coupled with his radical political background makes his storytelling human and fantastical, hopeful edged with the acid […]

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Content warning for the novel: Descriptions of violence and murder. Three Dark Crowns is a high quality YA fantasy book. In a genre rife with magical heroines with big destinies, Blake manages to carve out a dark niche for herself. One of my favorite qualities of good YA Fantasy read is that they validate the […]

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The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

Content Warning for the novel: Descriptions of rape, murder, and physical assault. This was my first Ann Rule book, and I have some pretty mixed feelings about the experience. To give you a little context, I am a late comer to the true crime genre. Until four months ago, I lumped true crime novels in […]

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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K LeGuin

Rarely is a story so brilliantly written and simultaneously so stunningly weird. Hey, we all came to Science Fiction expecting to see a thing or two, right? Ursula K LeGuin is by far one of my personal favorite authors and easily one of the most iconic writers of the 20th Century. Beyond her award winning […]

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Content Warnings for the novel: Descriptions of murder, references to sexual violence This is a beautiful story, every detail from the choice of narrator to the descriptions of each god is exquisite on its own and perfect in the context of the wider narrative. I chose to listen to Children of Blood and Bone on […]

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