Category Archives: 2016

Protected: Losing It, by Cora Carmack

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Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo (audio)

Crooked Kingdom is the followup to Six of Crows. As far as I’m aware, this is a two-book series and there won’t be further volumes. (There are, however, some indications that there might be more books coming in this world … Continue reading

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Ross Poldark, by Winston Graham (audio)

Earlier this month, I watched the first season of Poldark and rather enjoyed it. So of course, I had to start reading the books. I’ve finished the first book on audio, and here are my thoughts in handy little bullets: … Continue reading

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The Creeping Shadow, by Jonathan Stroud (audio)

Book 4 in the Lockwood & Co series. This review will have minor spoilers from previous books but no spoilers from this volume. So this book begins a few months after the abrupt end of The Hollow Boy. Lucy is … Continue reading

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The Selection: Stories, by Kiera Cass

Not much to say about this collection. The book consisted of two stories – “The Prince” and “The Guard” – which went through a few events of the original Selection trilogy from the point of view of other characters. Namely, … Continue reading

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The Accidental Alchemist, by Gigi Pandian (audio)

A three-hundred-year-old alchemist, a teen hoodlum, and a French gourmet chef gargoyle take up residence in an abandoned haunted house in Portland… Sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? That’s essentially the opening premise to this book, however, followed … Continue reading

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Rejection Proof, by Jia Jiang (audio)

Subtitled: 100 Days of Rejection, or How to Ask Anything of Anyone at Anytime Also subtitled: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible, One Rejection at a Time Okay. I think the premise of Rejection Proof is obvious by the … Continue reading

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An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir (audio)

Laia is forced into a dangerous mission after the ruling class kills most of her family and takes her brother captive. She’s sent to spy on the leader of a military school in exchange for the rebels rescuing her brother. … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by Jack Thorne

(based on a story by JK Rowling, and in collaboration with John Tiffany) Many years after the end of the Harry Potter series, a new story starts centered on the children of several characters of the original series. In play … Continue reading

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Bellweather Rhapsody, by Kate Racculia

A dilapidated hotel. A November weekend. A pair of elfin-looking twins. A sociopath music director. A missing girl. A volatile conductor. An a cappella boy band. A legendary murder-suicide celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. A blizzard that traps everyone inside. This … Continue reading

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