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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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Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

Richard Mayhew is ordinary and passive, floating through life and letting things happen to him. One day he makes the choice to take an action, helping an injured girl that he stumbles upon. Suddenly, he’s thrown into an alternate London: … Continue reading

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The Birds and Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier

This is a collection of six short stories by Daphne du Maurier: The Birds, Monte Verita, The Apple Tree, The Little Photographer, Kiss Me Again Stranger, and The Old Man. Note: This isn’t the cover of my copy. Mine is … Continue reading

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Firefight, by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight is the sequel to Steelheart. I’m not going to summarize it because I don’t want to give away series spoilers. A good series opening summary is available at that link. Note: There are major book spoilers after that summary. Back … Continue reading

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue, by Maggie Stiefvater

Third book in the Raven Cycle, after The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves. I cannot review this one in regular fashion. I just love these books too much to formulate coherent thoughts. Instead, I will simply list out some … Continue reading

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Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin

When Mary Anne Singleton visits San Francisco, she decides to stay there permanently, leaving her more traditional life back in Cleveland. She finds a place to live at 28 Barbary Lane, where the occupants of the various apartments operate much … Continue reading

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Broken Harbor, by Tana French (audio)

I’ve been waiting to read this book for a year now. It was released last summer, and the library ordered copies, but something went wrong with the audiobook copy they ordered. It led to a blank page on the site, … Continue reading

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He’s Gone, by Deb Caletti

Dani wakes up, and her husband, Ian, is not beside her. At first, she thinks he’s just out, but as time passes, she knows he is gone. She doesn’t know if he left voluntarily, or if something has happened to … Continue reading

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Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo (audio)

This is an incredibly difficult book to review, for multiple reasons. I won’t even begin to try to summarize it. I spent two months and two days listening to the audiobook of Les Miserables, so that the experience stretched out … Continue reading

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Something Wicked & The Night Circus

Last year, when Lu from Regular Rumination brought up the idea of reading Something Wicked This Way Comes alongside The Night Circus, I immediately knew I had to join her. I’d loved The Night Circus and already wanted to revisit … Continue reading

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