Edelweiss, Fantasy, Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it

A Fairytale-like Middle Grade Fantasy Set In Ancient China The Dreamweavers by G.Z. Schmidt

I absolutely loved The Dreamweavers. A quick and satisfying middle-grade fantasy read that is based on Chinese folk tales, great for the child and adult alike. What I particularly enjoyed was that the author entwined her own fantasy with tales told her by her grandparents, as the author was born in China herself. Any fantasy tale that’s steeped in the author’s…

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Dark, Fiction, Indie, Loved-it, Society, Women's

A Book About Giving Abused Women Power That You Will Never Forget Giving the Devil His Due (Charity Anthology) by The Pixel Project

Wow… What a book. Giving the Devil His Due is haunting, morbidly interesting, graphic, important, fascinating. It hooks you like a disaster you can’t look away from – it’s scary, but also you just kind of need to know. I can’t quite describe it, but it’s just my lack of words. Because it left me speechless – and I mean…

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Edelweiss, Loved-it, Memoirs, space, Women's

One More Astronaut Memoir? Yes, Please!!! Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut by Samantha Cristoforetti

Will I ever turn down as astronaut’s memoir? Never! I was so excited to read Samantha Cristoforetti’s Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut, especially because a year or so ago I read Terry Virts’ book about his experiences, and he was Samantha’s crewmate on their mission. I’ve also read Scott Kelly’s book, and he also happened to be on at least…

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Diversity, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic / comic, Kidlit, Loved-it, Magic

Amazing, Diverse and Gorgeous MG Graphic Novel About A Paranormal Town ParaNorthern: And the Chaos Bunny A-hop-calypse by Stephanie Cooke, Mari Costa

ParaNorthern was a treat from the very first pages. The colors! The style! The apocalyptic bunnies!!! Every page I turned made me go OHMYGOSH ITISSOCUUUUUUTE!!! What a delight. Check out on Goodreads ★★★★★ 5 stars How I read this: free ebook copy from publicist I loved how diverse this book was. It starts you off straight away with the main…

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malibu rising taylor jenkins reid
Fiction, Literary, Loved-it, Well known books, Women's

The Hype Does Not Disappoint – Malibu Rising Is Definitely Worth It! Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

And, Taylor Jenkins Reid does it again – Malibu Rising is an unbelievable, steady burn novel that doesn’t let you down a for a single moment. Strong characters, unique destinies and a sufficiently tangled, yet chill plot that will leave you hoping she’ll produce one more of these gems sometime soon. Check out on Goodreads ★★★★★ 5 stars How I…

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Book tours, Dark, Fast-paced, Fiction, Loved-it, Scifi, Well known books

You MUST Read This Scifi RIGHT NOW, It’s Just That Good Shards of Earth (The Final Architects Trilogy #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky, ★★★★★ 5 stars

I’m still reeling after finishing Shards of Earth – what a story… For those who have experienced Mass Effect (re-released this week, by the way! My husband is playing it as I’m writing this post), I can only say that it’s a very similar story, both in terms of how grand, amazingly written and dark it is. If you’re a…

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Lights Out in Lincolnwood by Geoff Rodkey 5 stars
Dystopian, Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Society

What If The Lights Went Out? And With Them, All Your Work, Status And Future Went Too? Lights Out in Lincolnwood by Geoff Rodkey

Lights Out in Lincolnwood was one of the more original stories I read this year, and maybe not even just this year. I’m not quite sure I’ve read anything like it before! And I’m very glad I chanced upon this book, because not only was it snarky and kind of funny, but it was also serious in the way of,…

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the startup wife by tahmima anam
Diversity, Edelweiss, Fiction, Loved-it, Society, Women's

Books Like The Startup Wife Are Why I Read, And Here’s Why You Should Pick It Up Too The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam, ★★★★★ 5 stars

The Startup Wife was an amazing book, and I find myself still thinking about it long after I’ve finished it. It was just one of those books where you start reading it, and you know it’s going to be an instant hit with you. I can only compare The Startup Wife with books like Daisy Jones and The Six, Oona Out…

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the mostly invisible boy
Fantasy, Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it, Magic

A Middle Grade Fantasy About Magical Forest Adventures The Mostly Invisible Boy (Casey Grimes #1) by A.J. Vanderhorst

I really had fun with the Mostly Invisible Boy by A.J. Vanderhorst! The best thing about this book is that it’s going to be a series, so I won’t have to part with the characters. I’m definitely looking forward to more adventures to be had with Casey and Gloria, the brother and sister who find a whole world out there,…

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ghostlove by dennis mahoney
Edelweiss, Fiction, Literary, Loved-it

A Magical Story Of Love And Letting Go That I Gobbled Up In One Sitting Ghostlove by Dennis Mahoney, ★★★★★ 5 stars

Last night I read a truly unforgettable book. It’s one of those books I’m sure I’ll remember forever, and it’s one of those that feel like they were secretly written for you. The experience was just uncanny, and it left me with so many thoughts and feelings, and now I’m struggling to put them in words. Ghostlove by Dennis Mahoney…

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maud addie
Edelweiss, Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it

Mini-review for Maud & Addie by Maureen Buchanan Jones One of my recent 5-star slump beaters - definitely worth a read!

Last weekend, I mentioned that I recently read two books that got me out of the massive reading slump I’ve had for weeks.. Maybe months? Well, Maud & Addie was one of these books, and it’s unforgettable. It’s just one of those stories that when you delve into it, you’re quite likely to just spend the whole night reading, nevermind…

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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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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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