Category Archives: 2017

Night of Cake and Puppets, by Laini Taylor

In the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor, Karou’s best friend is an absolutely amazing “rabid fairy” named Zuzana. Zuzana has the biggest crush on a co-worker she knows only as “violin-boy,” and her rabid-fairy-ness flees whenever … Continue reading

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WW: The Case Against Sugar, by Gary Taubes (audio)

A personal history: I grew up in the low-fat high-carb era. As an example, my mom made Kraft mac and cheese with just the noodles, cheese packet, and a bit of skim milk, because the butter the box called for … Continue reading

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Protected: Into the Bright Unknown, by Rae Carson

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Oathbringer, by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

Since this book is third in a ten-book series and is over 1200 pages long, a synopsis would pretty much be the size of a full review. I’ll just skip it, and if you’re interested in one, GoodReads has a tidy … Continue reading

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City of Miracles, by Robert Jackson Bennett

Since this is the third book in a series, I don’t want to give a synopsis and spoil previous books. A few quick details: This installment takes place nearly twenty years after the first book and follows Sigrud (a side … Continue reading

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The Scarecrow Queen, by Melinda Salisbury

I’m not going to summarize this book as it would give away spoilers from the previous two books, The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping Prince. I’ll just say that this is the conclusion to the series, involving war, rebellion, … Continue reading

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Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty

Three couples are gathered for a barbecue when a tragedy happens in a second. Everyone is left spiraling outwards, marriages in turmoil, mental health ragged, family relationships impaired. A single moment is all that’s needed to change lives. I was … Continue reading

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City of Blades, by Robert Jackson Bennett (audio)

City of Blades takes place five years after the end of the first book in this series, City of Stairs. General Mulaghesh – a side character from the first book – is called out of retirement to do some reconnaissance … Continue reading

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The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge (audio)

Imagine a tree that grows only in the dark and thrives on a diet of human lies. When well fed, the tree bears a bitter fruit, and when eaten, the fruit shows visions of secret knowledge. Now imagine a young … Continue reading

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All the Crooked Saints, by Maggie Stiefvater (audio)

From GoodReads: Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad … Continue reading

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