my name is anton
Fiction, Historical, Illness, Loved-it, NetGalley

A New, Unexpected But Very Heart-Warming Story From Catherine Ryan Hyde My Name is Anton: A Novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Writing yet another review for a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde makes me feel dejavu. Every couple of months a new book of hers comes out, I instantly grab it despite any other review commitments, and I never regret it. So far, all her books have just been so good that I can’t resist reading them as soon as possible.…

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cousins
Book tours, Dark, Fiction, Thiller / Mystery, Well known books, YA

Disinherited, Cut Off… Reinvited? A Story About A Summer When Past Secrets Come Back The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

Today I’m happy to be part of The WriteReads blog tour for The Cousins by Karen McManus! I don’t often read thrillers, but when I do, I make a point to choose good ones. The Cousins was a good twisty mystery of sins done in the past and family grudges still running strong – it wasn’t one of those stories…

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tales of arvia
Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Indie, Magic

A Story Of The Most Unusual Friendship And Lots Of Adventuring Harpyness is Only Skin Deep and Finding Your Harpy Place by D.H. Willison

Well, this was one hell of a story! Today I’m going to tell you about two books in a series called The Tales of Arvia, and it’s just about the most unusual set of books I’ve ever read. Harpyness is Only Skin Deep and Finding Your Harpy Place should really work for someone who’s into fantasy and RPGs – it’s…

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Dark, Diversity, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Society, Well known books, YA

A Tale Of Bravery In A Seemingly Impossible Battle Skyhunter (Skyhunter #1) by Marie Lu

I couldn’t be more surprised about falling head over heels for Skyhunter – me, who is always cautious of YA – but I did. It’s really good! I was initially suspicious – I started it through an excerpt on NetGalley – and rated it 3 stars cause it failed to draw me in. But I still grabbed the audiobook review…

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book club questions for anxious people by fredrik backman post banner
Book club questions, Diversity, Fiction, Humor, Loved-it, Rising star, Society, Well known books

Book Club Questions for Anxious People by Fredrik Backman + Review & Discussion This Story Was Everything – Basically My Winner Of 2020, ★★★★★ 5 stars

You can now download printable book club questions for Anxious People by Fredrik Backman in this review! Scroll further for a PDF book club questions list + notes, as well as everything else you need to prepare for your book club discussion of Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. I am also including my full review of Anxious People to help facilitate…

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royal abduls
Diversity, Fiction, Literary, Loved-it, NetGalley, Other-cultures, Society, Women's

A Book About Finding Yourself And Belonging – And So Many Other Themes The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya

I feel like if I wanted to give The Royal Abduls a proper review, I’d have to write a whole other book about it – I just can’t see how I would put it all into a single-post review. This story was great, and it’s just so full of everything – it covers a large variety of topics, but the…

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lost shtetl
Edelweiss, Fiction, Literary, Loved-it, Other-cultures, Society

Imagine Stepping From The 19th Century Straight Into The 21st The Lost Shtetl by Max Gross

When I saw the blurb of The Lost Shtetl, I was immediately drawn in. It sounded like an absurdly ridiculous, yet mesmerizing concept – a Jewish town in the Polish woods so remote it gets overlooked for more than a hundred years, so much so that it is even missed by the Holocaust. The people living there go around their…

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yoss red dust
Edelweiss, Fast-paced, Fiction, Humor, Loved-it, Scifi, Thiller / Mystery

A Quick Scifi Noir That Packs A Punch And Makes You Laugh Red Dust by Yoss

For the past week or two, I have been hearing about this new novel by a scifi author Yoss that’s gaining traction, and I mean I’ve been hearing about it EVERYWHERE. It’s been appearing on all sorts of articles and what not, and at that point, my conscience about having downloaded one from Edelweiss for free several months ago broke…

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inheritance games
Book tours, Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Rising star, Well known books, YA

One Hell Of A Ride, Riddle And Love Triangle In This YA Novel The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Inheritance Games is so good I just don’t know where to begin! I started reading it on a rainy day during my vacation, and it’s a good thing the weather was crap too, because otherwise I would have lost a particularly good day of being out, unable to unglue myself from the book and look at any of my…

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lanthorne ghules
Edelweiss, Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it

Are You Ready For Good Halloween Stories Yet? The Dead World of Lanthorne Ghules by Gerald Killingworth, ★★★★☆ 4 stars

If you’re looking for a rather quick, but very engrossing read, The Dead World of Lanthorne Ghules is definitely the book for you. It’s a middle grade adventure that will appeal to kids, teens and adults alike – it was a read of two evenings for me, and it really did leave an impression! The book has a very specific…

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villa of delirium
Edelweiss, Fiction, Historical, Loved-it

A Tour Of A Forgotten Age Through This Amazing Historical Novel Villa of Delirium by Adrien Goetz, ★★★★✬ 4.5 stars

When I started reading Villa of Delirium, I didn’t know for sure what it was about – I often start novels without looking into it much – I’d rather the book tell me the story than the blurb. And the blurb told me it was set in a beautiful Greek villa, built based on ancient styles. That’s something I’ll always…

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