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Review: The Chain by Adrian McKinty

I don’t know how on God’s green earth I managed to not hear about The Chain until October when it came out in July. It checks all of my “favorite thriller” boxes – domestic thriller, tense family situation, kids, some sort of kidnapping or hostage situation. But it somehow managed to sneak right past me out into the mainstream, and it wasn’t until I picked it up off the “new releases” shelf at my local Target that I saw read the…

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Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Where do I even begin with you, Ninth House? Look. I don’t like Six of Crows or the Grisha trilogy. I’M SORRY, OKAY? I don’t like fantasies (a mind-boggling situation considering my preteen years were steeped almost exclusively in Tamora Pierce books), and honestly I don’t care how cool of a package you wrap a historical fantasy up in, at the end of the day it is still a historical fantasy, and I am going to grow weary of it. But I gave Ninth…

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Review: The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

First and foremost: this was such a fun ARC review, and I can’t thank everyone who was part of this one enough! It was organized, as always, by the amazing FFBC, but this time instead of the standard digital galley or mailed copy from the publisher (all of which I adore), the FFBC partnered up with Disney Publishing and the author, London Shah, to do a traveling ARC! I was second on the train so I didn’t get to see…

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Review: The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

I have noticed based on Goodreads reviews that The Chalk Man seems to be a fairly divisive story. This, combined with the fact that I never could get my hands on a Book of the Month copy before it sold out, let me to putting this chalky gentleman on the back burner. However, I saw a copy at my local 2nd & Charles and remembered that booksandlala liked it – I trust her thriller reviews with my life, so I picked…

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Review: The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey

I am not a fan of young adult romance novels, full-stop. Nine times out of ten if I get a request to review a YA romance, I politely decline. But when I was got the offer to read The Library of Lost Things from the Fantastic Flying Book Club, it pulled on my heart strings, told me it was more than just a YA romance, and to give it a chance. So I said, “OK, do your worst,” received my review…

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Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

Vox seems to be a very divisive book. I am a sucker for an anti-woman dystopia where women systematically dismantle that patriarchy brick by brick, so you bet your ass I was going to read this one eventually! But I noticed based on GoodReads reviews that Vox was deeply polarizing – it seems that readers either fell in love with this not-so-distant future, or they hated every minute of it. Luckily I quite enjoyed my time in this universe, but I also can…

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Review: The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson

If you read my blog a bunch, you probably know by now that I am really anti-gun. I read a lot (a lot) of books about school shootings, because they are topical and important – sadly becoming even more important as time goes on. So when my sweet blogging BFF Katie over at Pages and Pugs said she was sending around her ARC copy of Liz Lawson’s The Lucky Ones as an impromptu “early review train,” I was like “hell yeah, lay…

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Blog Tour: The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams

Today I am excited to post a blog tour stop for The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams! About The Author I’m a YA write or die, originally from Kansas but now living in California. I’ve written for Cosmopolitan, NYLON and Seventeen, amongst other magazines, and worked with brands including Urban Outfitters, Vans and Calvin Klein. The Babysitters Coven is my first novel, but fingers crossed it won’t be my last. Kate’s website | Kate’s Goodreads | Kate’s Instagram Book Excerpt Check…

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Review: House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

When I was very young, my mother bought me a giant compendium of fairy tales. It was lushly illustrated, the pages were gold-edged and the cover was bright blue and a little poofy, you could mash on it a bit. It had lots of great stories, ranging from the classics to some of the ones less well-known, like The Steadfast Tin Soldier. But my most favorite, my beloved, was The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Twelve beautiful princesses sneaking out of the castle, going…

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Review: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

I had a love-hate relationship with Ruth Ware’s The Death of Mrs. Westaway. It took over 75% of the book to really get good, but once it got there it really got there. I had a good feeling about The Turn of the Key, though, so I gave it a shot as my August Book of the Month book because I have a weakness for creepy kids in literature, and I am super glad I did. Rating: How I’d Describe This Book to…

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