Tag Archives: comfort

Cytonic, by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

In this third volume of the Skyward series, Spensa and M-Bot are stuck in the Nowhere, off on an adventure to learn more about 1) the creatures that want to destroy them, and 2) the nature of their selves. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Alchemist of Fire and Fortune, by Gigi Pandian (audio)

Blackmail. Treasure maps. Fool’s gold. Missing persons. Fire. Family. Alchemy. This is the fifth installment of the Accidental Alchemist series about a 300+ year old alchemist living in Portland with her 150-year-old living gargoyle best friend. And as I’ve raved … Continue reading

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The Lost Gargoyle of Paris, by Gigi Pandian (audio)

After the Notre Dame fire, a document supposedly drawn by Victor Hugo is discovered inside some of the wrecked walls of the cathedral. Fearing that this document might be stolen and used by backward alchemists, Zoe Faust and Dorian travel … Continue reading

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It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story, by Lauren Morrill

Ever since Beck was born – in the bathroom of a local pizza joint – her life has been defined by that moment. She’s the Bathroom Baby or the Pizza Princess, with free pizza for life, a yearly birthday party … Continue reading

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The Ex Hex, by Erin Sterling

Heartbroken at nineteen years old, Vivi breaks the family motto: Never mix vodka and witchcraft. Of course, she and her cousin Gwyn are just playing around. The “curses” they put on Vivi’s ex, Rhys, are of the utterly ridiculous type. … Continue reading

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The Heart Principle, by Helen Hoang

Anna is struggling. Her music career is on hold due to anxiety, and her longterm boyfriend has decided to “open their relationship” before committing. Anna decides to try out a dating app in a kind of revenge, and meets Quan. … Continue reading

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The Night Hawks, by Elly Griffiths (audio)

In this 13th installment of the Ruth Galloway mysteries, a new Bronze Age burial site has been discovered by the Night Hawks, a group of metal detectorists in search of treasure. Unfortunately, a fresh body is found nearby, entangling the … Continue reading

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The Lantern Men, by Elly Griffiths (audio)

I’m not going to leave a specific description of this book. It’s the 12th in the Ruth Galloway series, and I worry that anything I say will give spoilers for previous books. I would hate to do that, because this … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Your Blue Sky, by Marisa de los Santos

It’s the last few days before Clare’s wedding, and her misgivings about the whole thing have reached a crisis point. As she struggles through a panic attack, she’s comforted by an elderly stranger named Edith. Edith gives Clare the courage … Continue reading

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Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue, by Marissa Meyer

This is the second (and I believe final) volume of this short graphic novel series that takes place after the Lunar Chronicles. Iko is the primary narrator, and she’s on earth fighting rogue wolf-soldiers who are intent on revenge against … Continue reading

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