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Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi

From GoodReads: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji … Continue reading

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The Boy on the Bridge, by MR Carey (audio)

As this is a prequel to The Girl with All the Gifts, I don’t want to say much about the story that might give away spoilers from either book. Scaled back to the bare bones, this book details the journey … Continue reading

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman (audio)

Eleanor Oliphant is a peculiar woman. She has little to no social skills, she speaks so precisely that it borders on absurd, and she is completely detached from emotion. Around her thirtieth birthday, life begins to change. She and a … Continue reading

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Consider the Fork, by Bee Wilson (audio)

Subtitled: A History of How We Cook and Eat I’ve read a lot of food history over the years, and some cooking history as well. While this book deals with both food and cooking, it is instead a history of … Continue reading

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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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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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OATHBRINGER!!!!!!!

Stand by. Binge reading in progress. Blog-posting to resume after Thanksgiving. Have fun and be safe over the holidays, peeps!

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The Empty Grave, by Jonathan Stroud (audio)

As this is the fifth book in the Lockwood & Co series, any description would necessarily give away series spoilers, and I don’t want to do that. Instead I’ll do my best to sing this book’s praises – and the … Continue reading

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A Face Like Glass, by Frances Hardinge

The underground city of Caverna is known for two things: first for the magical delicacies they create (wines that erase specific memories, perfume that convinces you to trust the wearer, etc), and second for their doll-like faces. Babies born in … Continue reading

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Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor

From Goodreads: The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost … Continue reading

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