Book Review | The Girl in Red

I love Christina Henry’s books. Especially her fairy tale retellings – if you haven’t read Alice or Lost Boy yet, you should get on that. Needless to say, I was very excited to pick up Henry’s newest book, The Girl in Red – her take on the Little Red Riding Hood story. Because a postapocalyptic […]

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Book Review | Unbury Carol

No, I haven’t read Bird Box. But Josh Malerman’s A House at the Bottom of a Lake was enough to make me a fan. And when I read the synopsis of his newest novel – Unbury Carol – I knew I had to read it. (All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.) Synopsis (From Goodreads) Carol Evers is a […]

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Book Review | Circe

I have always been a fan of mythology, especially in fiction. Whether it’s incorporated into epic sci-fi or a great historical novel, I am here for it. Naturally, I fell completely in love with Madeline Miller’s Song of Achilles when I read it a few years ago (after several readers recommended it). Her writing and stories […]

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Book Review | The Red Word

I really enjoyed Sarah Henstra’s debut novel, Mad Miss Mimic, and have been looking forward to reading more of her work. When I saw The Red Word, I was immediately curious. I find it interesting to read fictional explorations of rape culture. I think they’re important in contributing to change, and I find they usually make for […]

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Book Review | Freshwater

This year, I am working on reading more debut novels, more diverse books, and more own voices stories. Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater is all three (and more). I didn’t know too much about this book when I picked it up – to be honest, my decision was largely due to the cover – but it completely surprised […]

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Book Review | The Shadow Land

When I first started getting into adult books, Elizabeth Kostova was one of the authors who really cemented historical fiction as my favorite genre. There was a time when I pretty much read exclusively Kostova’s and Philippa Gregory’s books (Kostova has only published three to date – including this one – and you can only […]

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Book Review | All That’s Left to Tell

Today, I have a review Daniel Lowe’s debut novel, All That’s Left to Tell. It is a contemporary mystery that explores father-daughter relationships. I haven’t read many books centered around fathers and daughters, so I was definitely intrigued by this book. And while it ended up being completely different than I was expecting, I still think […]

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