Category Archives: 2015

The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot, by Maggie Stiefvater

Subtitled: Illuminating the Prophecy [Before starting this review, let me clear up a few misconceptions about tarot. Tarot is not magic. It does not tell the future. It is not anti-Christian or some form of devilry. It is not a … Continue reading

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This is What Happy Looks Like, by Jennifer Smith

An email goes awry, and two teens from opposite sides of the country begin to converse. Over months of correspondence, they get close – but not close enough to reveal some pretty important secrets about themselves. When they finally meet … Continue reading

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Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith (audio)

This is the third volume in the continuing series of Cormoran Strike’s detective agency. Strike’s assistant and business partner, Robin, has been sent a severed leg, and Cormoran immediately has a few ideas about who might have sent it. While … Continue reading

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Come As You Are, by Emily Nagoski (audio)

Subtitled: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life In Come As You Are, Nagoski discusses what women’s sexuality is and isn’t, and talks about the many ways that culture and history has interfered with and influenced the … Continue reading

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Winter, by Marissa Meyer

And finally, the Lunar Chronicles conclude. Happily, they conclude without the series falling apart (as too often happens), and I love them even more now that they’re all written and published and read. I imagine sitting down with the entire … Continue reading

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Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo

Six underworld criminal-types attempt a near-impossible heist for an outrageous sum of money that will help them escape their underworld lives (if they should so wish). What follows: love-hate relationships, constant betrayals, impossible feats, lots of violence, and the setup … Continue reading

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Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy (audio)

Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, headstrong girl who has just come into the ownership of her uncle’s farm. She’s also beautiful, and has caught the eye of many. The cast of suitors: Gabriel Oak: a former farmer and shepherd that … Continue reading

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