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Review: Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Wow, Miracle Creek was a rough one. Not because of the subject matter necessarily – unfortunately, I think it fell into the dreaded “everyone hyped this book up so much it’s perfect omg” trap, where everyone told me how great the view from this one hill was but I wound up slipping down into a ravine and stuck with a broken leg yelling up at the sky like “this isn’t what I wanted.” Review:  How I’d Describe This Book to a…

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Review: Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown

I fell in love with this book when I saw its delighful cover on YouTube, back in January. Recipe is made to look like an ancient, faded cookbook – its dust jacket is cracking, and it’s even textured in a couple of ways to make you feel like you’re holding a 70 year old book in your hands, even though it was printed a mere 6 months ago. I purchased this book before a work trip to California, packed it…

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Review: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

I confess I had never even heard of this book, despite its appearances on multiple “best of 2019” websites. But when I signed up for Lauren‘s annotated book swap, I was partnered with the sweet Alicia, who predominantly loves fantasy. I thought to myself, “Ah, fuck.” But I pulled up her Amazon wish list to see if there was a book I had half a grain of interest in reading, and lo and behold, there Magic for Liars sat. Its cover…

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Review: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Back in January, I read and loved Peter Swanson’s The Kind Worth Killing. I was over the moon having heard of Eight Perfect Murders coming out in March, so I figured I should read an earlier Swanson book before cracking the cover on EPM. When I received my preorder in the mail, I thought two things: “Oh no, deckled edges.” “This book is super short.” Both of these things are true! I don’t like deckled edges, and at just 270 pages, Eight Perfect…

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Review: The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan

I am so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan, which came out on April 28th! I know contemporaries are not usually my thing, but something about this one drew me in to it on instinct, and I was delighted to be accepted for the tour! There are a bunch of other bloggers on this one – please go check them out over here on the Fantastic Flying Book Club’s web page for…

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Review: I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

I will confess that I do not have super high hopes for most YA thrillers. Usually YA thrillers try hard, but there is just something missing – I can’t even quite explain what, but I guess once you get used to the sleezy underbelly of adult murder and scheming, it’s hard to go back to teenagers. But I trust Kit Frick, and when I heard the premise of her next book I just had to give it a shot. I am so…

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Review: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

This was not a standard Book of the Month pick for me, mostly because the premise felt so meh to me. Agatha Christie did this decades ago, right? So why is this any different? I am pleased to say that while The Guest List is not built on an entirely original concept, it stands on its own two feet remarkably well. Applicable PopSugar 2020 Prompts: A book that’s published in 2020, A book featuring one of the seven deadly sins, A book with a three-word…

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Review: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

I don’t remember where I saw this book – it must have been on some sort of “upcoming Winter 2019 releases we’re most excited for” list, and I put it on my Amazon wishlist. It then became a Reese’s Book Club pick soon thereafter, and when COVID rumblings began, it was nigh impossible to find a copy for under $20. Luckily someone in a book buy/sell/trade group I’m in was selling their copy for $12, and so I picked it…

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Blog Tour: The Degenerates by J. Albert Mann

Today I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for J. Albert Mann’s The Degenerates! And it’s not just me, either: take a look at the Fantastic Flying Book Club to see all of the other bloggers talking about how great this one is! AUTHOR INFORMATION J. Albert Mann is the author of six novels for children, with S&S Atheneum Books for Young Readers set to publish her next work of historical fiction about the Eugenics Movement…

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Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I’m a simple woman: I see a bestselling novel being produced as a TV show, I go buy a copy of that novel and read it before everyone watches it so I can be snooty about how much the book was better on Twitter. OK, in this case I had had a copy of Little Fires Everywhere on my shelf for a while, but when I saw the Hulu trailer I knew it was time to pull it down and read…

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