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Book Review: The Bone Shard Emperor (The Drowning Empire #2) (ARC)

Expected publication: November 23rd 2021 Author: Andrea Stewart The Emperor is Dead. Long live the Emperor.   Lin Sukai finally sits on the throne she won at so much cost, but her struggles are only just beginning. Her people don’t trust her. Her political alliances are weak. And in the north-east of the Empire, a rebel… Continue reading Book Review: The Bone Shard Emperor (The Drowning Empire #2) (ARC)

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Book Review: The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire #1)

Published September 8th 2020 Author: Andrea Stewart The emperor's reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands. Lin is the emperor's daughter and spends her days trapped in… Continue reading Book Review: The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire #1)

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Audiobook Review: She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor #1)

Published July 20, 2021 Author: Shelley Parker-Chan Narrator: Natalie Naudus Audiobook Length: 14 hours 36 minutes Mulan meets The Song of Achilles; an accomplished, poetic debut of war and destiny, sweeping across an epic alternate China. “I refuse to be nothing…” In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A… Continue reading Audiobook Review: She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor #1)

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Book Review: A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding #1) (ARC)

Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 Author: Freya Marske Robin Blyth has more than enough bother in his life. He’s struggling to be a good older brother, a responsible employer, and the harried baronet of a seat gutted by his late parents’ excesses. When an administrative mistake sees him named the civil service liaison to a… Continue reading Book Review: A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding #1) (ARC)

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Book Review: All of Us Villains (All of Us Villains #1) (ARC)

Expected publication: November 9th 2021 Authors: Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman After the publication of a salacious tell-all book, the remote city of Ilvernath is thrust into worldwide spotlight. Tourists, protesters, and reporters flock to its spellshops and ruins to witness an ancient curse unfold: every generation, seven families name a champion among them… Continue reading Book Review: All of Us Villains (All of Us Villains #1) (ARC)

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Audiobook Review: Witch Please (Fix-It Witches #1)

Published September 7th 2021 Author: Ann Aguirre Narrator: Ava Lucas Audiobook Length: 10 hours 30 minutes Practical Magic meets Gilmore Girls in this adorable witchy rom-com with:• A bisexual virgin baker with a curse• A witch looking to avoid romantic entanglements• And a chemistry between them that causes literal sparks Danica Waterhouse is a fully… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Witch Please (Fix-It Witches #1)

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Audiobook Review: Payback’s a Witch (The Witches of Thistle Grove #1)

Published October 5th 2021 Author: Lana Harper Narrator: Jeremy Carlisle Parker Audiobook Length: 10 hours 13 minutes Emmy Harlow is a witch but not a very powerful one—in part because she hasn't been home to the magical town of Thistle Grove in years. Her self-imposed exile has a lot to do with a complicated family… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Payback’s a Witch (The Witches of Thistle Grove #1)

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Audiobook Review: A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables #1)

Published October 5th 2021 Author: Alix Harrow Narrator: Amy Landon Audiobook Length: 3 hours 20 minutes “Sleeping Beauty is the worst fairy tale, pretty much any way you slice it. It’s aimless and amoral and chauvinist as shit. Even among the other nerds who majored in folklore, Sleeping Beauty is nobody’s favorite. The romantic girls… Continue reading Audiobook Review: A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables #1)

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Audiobook Review: The Hollow Heart (Forgotten Gods #2)

Published September 14th 2021 Author: Marie Rutkoski Narrator: Roisin Rankin Audiobook Length: 8 hours 22 minutes Intrigue, romance, and magic abound in the heart-stopping conclusion to Marie Rutkoski’s Forgotten Gods duology. At the end of The Midnight Lie, Nirrim offered up her heart to the God of Thieves in order to restore her people’s memories of… Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Hollow Heart (Forgotten Gods #2)

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Audiobook Review: The Midnight Lie (Forgotten Gods #1)

Published March 3rd 2020 Author: Marie Rutkoski Narrator: Justine Eyre Audiobook Length: 9 hours 27 minutes Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors.… Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Midnight Lie (Forgotten Gods #1)

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Book Review: Sisters of Shadow (Sisters of Shadow #1) (ARC)

Expected publication: September 30th 2021  Author: Katherine Livesey I don’t know who you are, or why you need me, but you hurt her again and I will make you pay… Alice has lived in the forest on the fringes of Alder Vale ever since her parents abandoned her. Alone, exiled, and feared by all. All… Continue reading Book Review: Sisters of Shadow (Sisters of Shadow #1) (ARC)

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Audiobook Review: A Lesson in Vengeance

Published August 3rd 2021 Author: Victoria Lee Narrator: Lindsey Dorcus Audiobook Length: 10 hours 15 minutes Felicity Morrow is back at the Dalloway School. Perched in the Catskill Mountains the centuries-old, ivy-covered campus was home until the tragic death of her girlfriend. Now, after a year away, she’s returned to finish high school. She even… Continue reading Audiobook Review: A Lesson in Vengeance

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Book Review: Iron Widow (Iron Widow #1) (ARC)

Expected publication: September 21st 2021 Author: Xiran Jay Zhao The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn't matter that the girls often die from the mental strain. When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up… Continue reading Book Review: Iron Widow (Iron Widow #1) (ARC)

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Book Review: Under the Whispering Door (ARC)

Expected publication: September 21st 2021 Author: TJ Klune When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead. Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takes him to a small village. On the outskirts, off the path through the woods, tucked between mountains,… Continue reading Book Review: Under the Whispering Door (ARC)

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Book Review: Lakesedge (World at Lake’s Edge #1) (ARC)

Expected publication: September 28th 2021 Author: Lyndall Clipstone There are monsters in the world. When Violeta Graceling arrives at haunted Lakesedge estate, she expects to find a monster. She knows the terrifying rumors about Rowan Sylvanan, who drowned his entire family when he was a boy. But neither the estate nor the monster are what… Continue reading Book Review: Lakesedge (World at Lake’s Edge #1) (ARC)

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Book Review: Traitors of the Black Crown (Black Crown #1) (ARC)

Expected publication: September 22nd 2021 Author: Cate Pearce Three women will betray the black crown. A Knight. A Duchess. A Queen. Raena Schinen narrowly escaped when the Queen’s guard murdered her entire family. If Raena’s survival is exposed, she’ll be next. For fifteen years Raena has hidden as a male Knight, “Sir Rowan”, consumed by… Continue reading Book Review: Traitors of the Black Crown (Black Crown #1) (ARC)

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Book Review: The Charm Offensive (ARC)

Expected publication: September 7th 2021 Author: Alison Cochrun Dev Deshpande has always believed in fairy tales. So it’s no wonder then that he’s spent his career crafting them on the long-running reality dating show Ever After. As the most successful producer in the franchise’s history, Dev always scripts the perfect love story for his contestants, even… Continue reading Book Review: The Charm Offensive (ARC)