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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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Different Class, by Joanne Harris

Roy Straitley has been a St. Oswald’s teacher for over thirty years. He’s not easily ruffled, and he survived the events of the previous year. St. Oswald’s isn’t doing as well after those events, though, and there’s a new crisis … 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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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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The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater

1. Book 4 of the Raven Cycle. 2. There will be no spoilers at all in this review (book or series). 3. I honestly considered simply writing the word LOVE!!!!! on this review and being done with it. 4. I … Continue reading

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Nekropolis, by Maureen McHugh

Hariba has voluntarily entered a life of forced servitude to escape the death-homes of Nekropolis, the section of a large Moroccan city where she was raised. She’s working for a rich couple who buy the contract of many such forced-servants, … Continue reading

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Magonia, by Maria Dahvana Headley

Aza Ray is one of a kind. Literally. She’s the only person in the world with a disease so rare that it is named after her. She can barely breathe, drowning in air, and no one expects her to live … Continue reading

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