Book Review | The Belles

I feel like Dhonielle Clayton’s debut novel, The Belles, has been popping up on my book radar for months. I see it everywhere, and the cover is definitely eye-catching. So, even though it isn’t the type of book I typically go for, I decided to give it a shot. I mean, look at that cover! (All […]

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Book Review | Smoke

I did it. I finally read Smoke by Dan Vyleta. You might not think this is much of an accomplishment, but I’ve had an ARC of this since May. Of 2016. So it’s kind of a big deal. When it first came out, I was intrigued by the premise – sin manifests itself as smoke. It […]

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Book Review | Reincarnation Blues

You describe anything as “Neil Gaiman meets Kurt Vonnegut” and I am probably going to read it. Which is exactly how I ended up reading Michael Poore’s Reincarnation Blues. Well, that, and the ridiculously amazing cover. Seriously, just look at it. (All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.) Synopsis (From Goodreads) A magically inspiring tale of […]

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Book Review | Neverwhere

I first read Neverwhere about three years ago, before I started this blog. It was the first Neil Gaiman novel I had ever read. And I immediately fell in love. And while it made an appearance in the very first post I every published on Adventures of a Bibliophile, I have never actually reviewed it. Since […]

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Recommended Reading | Epic Standalones

When it comes to sci-fi and fantasy, it seems like everything is part of a series nowadays. And don’t get me wrong, I love series. A lot of my favorite books are part of a series. But there is something special about a truly epic story that’s all wrapped up in a single book. Today, […]

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Recommended Reading | Scintillating Series Starters

Warning: This post is entirely science fiction and fantasy. Which wasn’t exactly what I was going for when I started writing it, but, hey, most of my favorite series are science fiction and fantasy. And I’m (mostly) totally okay with that. Because let’s be honest, they make for amazing long stories. These are all first […]

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Book Review | Blood Rose Rebellion

I’ll be honest here, I’m not quite sure why I requested Blood Rose Rebellion for review. I think I might have seen it on BookTube at one point, and I liked the cover. And I have kind of been in the mood for more young adult fantasy. I wish I’d read some reviews before I decided […]

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