shards of earth cover
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 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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summoning of souls
Diversity, Fiction, Indie, Loved-it, NetGalley, Romance, Urban fantasy, Women's

A Series To Soothe Your Soul In This Tough Year Of 2020 A Summoning of Souls (Spectral City #3) by Leanna Renee Hieber

Today I want to share a book series that’s been really warming me up in the past half a year or so. A Summoning of Souls is book 3 in the Spectral City series, a story about the living working with the dead on a common goal – ensuring the safety of New York. The books focus on the first Ghost…

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