‘Cause This Is (Not a) Thriller: A Review of “A Danger to Herself and Others” by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Official Summary: Four walls. One window. No way to escape. Hannah knows there's been a mistake. She didn't need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at her summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctors and judge figure out that she isn't a danger to herself or others, she can go …

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Virtually Imperfect: A Dual Review of “The Poppy War” by R.F. Kuang and “Wildcard” by Marie Lu

Hey gang! Sorry for being MIA the past week. I actually wrote out an entire post about my first relationship on Saturday, but never got around to editing it. Drunk Me decided that was Sober Me’s job, and Sober Me decreed it was Later Me’s responsibility. Then I repeated the cycle. And then yesterday I …

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City of Absolute Fuckery: A Review of “City of Dark Magic” by Magnus Flyte

Official Summary: Once a city of enormous wealth and culture, Prague was home to emperors, alchemists, astronomers, and, as it’s whispered, hell portals. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is …

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It’s Great, Except…: A Dual Review of “Inkmistress” by Audrey Coulthurst and “Leah On the Offbeat” by Becky Albertalli

In a fit of gayness, I spent the first half of this month reading two books that promised girls in love. The first was Inkmistress, a prequel to Audrey Coulthurst's debut novel Of Fire and Stars. The second was Becky Albertalli's Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda spin-off/sequel, Leah on the Offbeat. I found both …

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Seeing Double: A Review of “Mirage” by Somaiya Daud

  Official Summary: In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and …

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Abhor Me: A Review of “Restore Me” by Tahereh Mafi

Official Summary: Juliette Ferrars thought she'd won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she's still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she's got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will …

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“Reaper” Reaps Its Rewards: A Review of “A Reaper at the Gates” by Sabaa Tahir

Official Summary: Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the …

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A Furiously Good Read: A Review of “Furyborn” by Claire Legrand

Official Summary:  When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the …

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Daevagood: A Review of “The City of Brass” by S.A. Chakraborty

Official Summary: Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end …

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Something’s Missing: A Dual Review of “The Becoming of Noah Shaw” by Michelle Hodkin and “Renegades” by Marissa Meyer

Out of all the new releases in 2018, The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin and Renegades by Marissa Meyer were two of my most anticipated. I loved the Mara Dyer trilogy, so I was really excited for new adventures from Noah’s point of view. I’ve adored all of Marissa’s previous releases (The Lunar …

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