international book blogger
Book blogging, Discussion, Diversity, NetGalley

So You’re An International Book Blogger? DON’T GIVE UP! You ARE Needed In The Book World

In light of the things that have been going on in the book world, I feel like international bloggers might feel horribly betrayed and unappreciated right now. We’ve seen our share of sad posts already (I will agree that I feel incredibly sad too because of what’s been going on), and we need to keep seeing those and putting them out…

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The Girl in the Tower
Fantasy, Fast-paced, Fiction, Loved-it, Magic, NetGalley, Women's

5 Reasons To Read The Girl In The Tower It's Even Better Than The Bear And The Nightingale

When I read The Bear and the Nightingale, I definitely liked it (you can find the review here), but I knew that the series was not opening up its full potential. But I decided to stick with it, because I was sure it would bloom by the second book. And it did! I loved The Girl in the Tower. So here are… 5 Reasons To…

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Illness, Memoirs, NetGalley, Non-fiction, Women's

Memoir Of A Mother Fighting For Her Terminally Ill Child Happiness by Heather Harpham

Happiness isn’t a book about how you would actually attain happiness. It’s not even about happiness, so much. In fact, if you started reading it, it probably wouldn’t seem at all happy, at the start, at least. The funny thing about this book: you know it ends well. But while you’re reading it, it shatters your heart. But the thing is:…

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Weaver's Lament by Emma Newman
Fantasy, Fiction, Loved-it, Magic, NetGalley, Retro, Steampunk, Urban fantasy, Women's

Episode 2 of Steampunk Magic In Petticoats Weaver's Lament by Emma Newman

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars I have several questions for you: Do you like petticoats, Victorians and magic? What about a female heroine, who, while a little bit lost and flustered, is kickass despite not knowing it herself? And would you care for a would-be love triangle that is forbidden in more ways than I care…

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The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Diversity, Fiction, Loved-it, Magical realism, NetGalley, Well known books, Women's

This Just In: Magical Alice Hoffman Still Writes Magically Or, Review of The Rules of Magic

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars You might have been able to tell from my headline that I really love Alice Hoffman’s writing. I started this year by reading Faithful and was insta-fanned right away (Yes, I just invented that word.) I also read Practical Magic in preparation for reading The Rules of Magic, and although I could…

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The Punch Escrow
Dystopian, Fast-paced, Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Rising star, Scifi

Your Double Gets Your Wife, You Get Persecution. What Do You Do? The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars Look at me, typing away at this review, when I should really be working. But I just loved this book so much! Me and my friend / reader Struggling Writer buddy-read this book last month. And it was a blast! We’ve decided to do an interview-review, which means, I ask…

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The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
Diversity, Fiction, Literary, NetGalley, Well known books

I Feel Bad About Not Liking This One, But… The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★✬☆☆  2.5 stars Well… You never feel great when you are about to give a not-so-glowing review to a really well known, acclaimed writer’s work. But the review’s gotta be honest. So honest it will be. In fact, I’ve recently written a post about how to write a review for a book…

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the growing season helen sedgwick
Diversity, Fiction, Literary, Loved-it, NetGalley, Women's

What If Men And Women Could Bear Children Equally? The Growing Season by Helen Sedgwick

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars I don’t think there’s a book by Helen I could hate. Maybe if she wrote it backwards with her left foot, while riding on a gray mare, also backwards over muddy marshes..? Yet, still. I think I’d love it too. There’s just something about Helen’s style and topics that always appeals…

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Dark, Fiction, NetGalley, Thiller / Mystery

Dark Southern Thriller About Family Secrets – Or Is It Really? Burying The Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★✬☆☆  2.5 stars Good, important topic. Nice suspense. Okay execution. Almost unbearable characters. I guess it was alright? This book has been lying around on my Kindle for at least a year. It’s one of the first NetGalley eARCs I’ve downloaded, and to be honest, the premise sounded fab: Althea, fresh out…

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Dystopian, Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Spiritual

What Happens To A Pacifist When He Has To Fight For His Family? When The English Fall by David Williams - not your traditional apocalyptic tale

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars I find myself struggling to start this review. Because the book was just so unbelievable, I find myself at a lack of words. What would it be like to watch the end of the world as a bystander? As someone who has always thought that living that way was…

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Discussion, Fiction, NetGalley, Nope, Problematic

What Really Happened In The Chateau, You Say? – Well… Not Much, Apparently. Le Chateau by Sara Ridout

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★✩✩✩  2 stars I’m a sucker, when it comes to a big, spooky, perhaps haunted house, lost memory and the promise of a mystery. Which is why I was easily sold when I read this blurb (*taken from Goodreads): When Charlotte regains consciousness after an accident, she finds herself living a stranger’s…

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Diversity, Illness, Loved-it, NetGalley, Non-fiction

Can Someone Love Too Much? There’s A Book About That. The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness by Jennifer Latson

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★☆  4 stars I have a weakness for non-fiction that talks about tough topics. I spot a book about disability, being different, diversity, suffering, all that stuff… I click buy. Request. Read. That’s just who I am. Come on, does the cover not already capture you? How could someone love too much? How can there…

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Diversity, Fantasy, Humor, Loved-it, Nerdy and proud, NetGalley, Scifi, Urban fantasy

Is There Super Fun Scifi, But Not For Teens? YES. Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom by Bradley W. Schenck

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars If I were you, I’d just read this book already. But stick around, if you want to find out why. So let’s ignore the somewhat tacky cover for a bit. (I’m glad I can look past the cover. I’m better than that! But I know that I nearly didn’t click…

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