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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the relentless moon
Dark, Fiction, NetGalley, Scifi, space, Women's

The Lady Astronaut’s Saga Continues The Relentless Moon (Lady Astronaut #3) by Mary Robinette Kowal, ★★★★☆ 4 stars

A few years ago, when I read the first book of The Lady Astronaut series, I fell in love. The initial story was wrapped up with the first two books, so I didn’t really think there would be a sequel. To my big (and pleasant) surprise, 2020 saw at least one good thing happen (okay, one more good thing besides…

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Edelweiss, Fiction, Loved-it, Women's

Sibling Rivalry And Family Reconciliation – And Lots Of Food! The Chicken Sisters by K.J. Dell'Antonia, ★★★★✬ 4.5 stars

The Chicken Sisters had such an interesting premise that I couldn’t resist it. Two competing restaurants – two sisters in management, the restaurants themselves also founded by two sisters, over 100 years ago. And a reality show in which they battle it out. Was this going to be a story of rivalry? Or a story of reconciliation? Was it going…

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brave girl quiet girl catherine ryan hyde
Diversity, Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Society, Women's

What’s A Book That Has Made Me Cry Recently? Brave Girl, Quiet Girl by Catherine Ryan Hyde, ★★★★★ 5 stars

Every time I start a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde, I think, it seriously can’t be as good as the last one. I mean, how can an author consistently write brilliant, emotional, moving stories? Is it even possible? But you know what, I read them, and they turn out to be good one straight after the other. Brave Girl, Quiet…

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oona out of order
Fiction, Loved-it, Rising star, Women's

My Favorite Book Of 2020 So Far, And What A Ride It Was! Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore, ★★★★★ 5 stars

I can’t believe it’s only February and I may have already found my favorite book of the whole year. I just feel so strongly about Oona Out of Order! (And frankly, I feel so self-conscious trying to review it right now that I don’t know how I’m going to manage.. It’s so hard to review books you loved so much.)…

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a hall of keys and no doors by emmie mears
Diversity, Fiction, Loved-it, Magical realism, NetGalley, Romance, Women's

A Poignant Magical Realism Story About Getting Over Loss And Grief A Hall of Keys and No Doors by Emmie Mears, ★★★★☆ 4 stars

Do you know how sometimes you’ll finish the last sentence of a book and think, “This was magic. Pure magic”? This is what happened to me with A Hall of Keys and No Doors by Emmie Mears. Although slow to start – what a satisfying book and what a strong ending. Really left my heart full. Check out on Goodreads…

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fall and rise of sadie mcqueen juliet ashton
Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Romance, Women's

A Heart-Warming, Yet Real Story About Found Family, Forgiving Oneself And Letting Go Of Guilt The Fall and Rise of Sadie McQueen by Juliet Ashton, ★★★★☆ 4 stars

I am tempted to start this review with a letter to the author. And if I did, it would go something like this: Dear Juliet Ashton, please write another book. And another, and then another. And just keep going! Also, I know I may be pushing it here, but… Can we have like…One every month? Cause I need another one…

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spectral city sanctuary of spirits
Diversity, Fantasy, Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Society, Urban fantasy, Women's

A Fascinating New, Ghostly And Romantic Urban Mystery Series The Spectral City And A Sanctuary Of Spirits by Leanna Renee Hieber

It looks as if I’m in love with a new urban mystery series!!! I tend to be quite picky about my urban mysteries, but this series checks off so many things on my list. I’m very excited to have found The Spectral City series and I hope I’ll be able to convince you that you should start reading it right…

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five steps to happy
Fiction, Illness, NetGalley, Women's

Excerpt From Five Steps To Happy: An Uplifting Novel Based On A True Story With #Disability Rep Blog Tour: Five Steps to Happy by Ella Dove

Five Steps to Happy is an uplifting story about a stroke of really bad luck with huge consequences and getting up from the ashes after it all. Heidi has a life-changing accident while jogging, passes out and wakes up with an amputated leg and not a real idea about what happened and how her life now seems to be in…

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Diversity, Fiction, Loved-it, Society, Women's

Women, Hippies, Minorities – But Not The Way You’re Used To Reading About Them Stay and Fight by Madeline Ffitch, ★★★★★ 5 stars

It’s hard to start the review for Stay and Fight. It’s one of those books you feel is not merely just a book, just a story. It’s so large it encompasses universes. Mindsets. Ideas. It’s so weird, but also so real, you’re simply sucked in. I was charmed and entranced by this book. My moods shifted along with the events…

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random act of kindness
Fiction, Mini reviews, NetGalley, Romance, Women's

It’s Mini-Review Time! An Uplifting And Light Women’s Fiction Story A Random Act of Kindness by Sophie Jenkins

Time for a mini-review! This time – a light and uplifting book called A Random Act of Kindness, which about a girl finding her own place and voice in the world. And of course, with a dash of romance. And everything starts with a good deed… With more good deeds to follow. Check out on Goodreads ★★★★☆ 4 stars A…

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eleanor oliphant is completely fine
Fiction, Humor, Literary, Loved-it, Well known books, Women's

Eleanor Oliphant Broke My Heart And Glued It Back Together In Three Evenings Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, ★★★★★ 5 stars

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was one of those books I kept hearing about, over and over again, all of the previous year. I didn’t bother looking into it took much, in fact, I wasn’t even sure I would ever be reading it. But then people kept saying it was so good, I decided that I might. And during my…

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gender bias in publishing
Discussion, Women's

The Writer Behind The Name: How Much Does Gender Bias Exist In Publishing? Guest Post by David and Morgan from WriterWriter

To all my ladies – happy International Women’s Day! And what a post I have for you on this day. Today, I welcome David and Morgan, the founders of WriterWriter, to talk about prejudice and inequality in fiction, primarily in the scifi and fantasy genres and how it affects the industry and the end result – the fiction that eventually…

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heavy flow by amanda laird
Loved-it, NetGalley, Non-fiction, Women's

Heavy Flow by Amanda Laird: How Much Do You Know About What Happens To You Monthly? And Why Are We So Uncomfortable When It Comes To Talking About Menstruation?

I’ve noticed that when it comes to books for review, I often enjoy nonfiction the most – and Heavy Flow by Amanda Laird was no exception. I think this is an absolute MUST READ for every woman (in this case, I mean biologically). There are so many things we don’t talk about that make up the experience of being a…

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enchanted april
Fiction, Humor, Literary, Loved-it, Society, Well known books, Women's

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim, ★★★★★ 5 stars A Wonderful Journey Into The Self Through Quite A Scenic Route

Some say that a person becomes his circumstances. Or, at least, that someone’s circumstances make them who they are. Because it’s enough to only thrust someone into an unfamiliar, different environment, and they seem to become a whole different person. Have you had this happen to you? Have you ever felt how when you go on vacation, you’re suddenly so…

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four women
Dark, Fiction, Literary, Magical realism, Women's

The Four Women by Michelle Keill A Complex, Emotional, Smart And Incredibly Dark Tale

The Four Women is a strange, unique story you can’t quite make something of, at first. The strongest thing about it is that it’s littered with dark premonitions and foreboding, but it’s dosed so measuredly that it will keep you guessing about why what happens will happen – even if you’ve known it will happen ever since you’ve started reading…

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winter of the witch
Dark, Fantasy, Fiction, Loved-it, Magic, Well known books, Women's

Why I Loved The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden Incredibly Dark, Centers Around Women's Issues And Has The Strongest Protagonist Ever

I am so lucky to have been able to read The Winter of the Witch before its release! I have been following this series ever since I started blogging, and I have to say, I think The Winter of the Witch is the best installment. This doesn’t happen very often! We all know that it’s usually the first book that’s the best, and…

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