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Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Megan Kassel

***This book was reviewed via Chapter by Chapter Book Tours and via Netgalley Black Bird of the Gallows, by Megan Kassel, is a haunting modern-day fable. Millennia ago, magic existed, a force to be reckoned with. It was purged from the land, though, and man’s memory of what was faded. Humans have such short memories.… Read More Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Megan Kassel

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Book Review: The Missing by Jerico Lenk

***This book was reviewed via Chapter by Chapter Book Tours Will Winchester has a gift, or curse depending on how you look at it. He can see the dead, whom he calls the Missing. A chance encounter with a group of ghost hunters opens his eyes to a whole new way of working. The Black… Read More Book Review: The Missing by Jerico Lenk

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Book Review: Ann, Not Annie by Sage Steadman

***This book was reviewed via XPresso Blog Tours **mild trigger warning- rape/sexual assault, not fully explicit Steadman’s Ann, Not Annie is the quirky, at times sad, tale of Annie Grey. Annie, who prefers being called Ann, is going through that most awful time of life- high school. Following a terrible accident that shatters her fragile… Read More Book Review: Ann, Not Annie by Sage Steadman

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Book Review: Rook by JC Andrijeski

***This book was reviewed via XPresso Blog Tours Allie lives In a world where two races dwell in uneasy cohabitation. She thinks she’s human. She’s marked as human. The Seers, a race of psychically endowed people, believe she is something far more. They think she is the Bridge,  a being that appears rarely, and is… Read More Book Review: Rook by JC Andrijeski

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Book Review: The Smallest Thing by Lisa Manterfield

Emmott Syddall wants nothing more than to leave the tiny English village of Eyam, that has been home to countless generations of her family. She’s desperate to escape to London, with her boyfriend Ro, though Ro seems more reluctant to leave. Emmott’s father wants her to stay, eventually taking over the family tour business. Before… Read More Book Review: The Smallest Thing by Lisa Manterfield

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Book Review: The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire

***This book was reviewed for Berkley via Netgalley The Brightest Fell is number eleven (!) in the October Daye urban-fantasy/paranormal series. Eleven! How is this the first time I’m reading this series? It has all the things I love. It’s got many types of Fae folk, including cait sidhe. I love cait sidhe! It has… Read More Book Review: The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire

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Book Review: Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review Constance Maynard is 92, and living in the Lindell assisted living home. When we meet her, she is druggy with prolonged Ambien use, and being cared for by the 50-something Eunice, and the 20-something Sam. Most of the story follows the independent-minded Constance as she… Read More Book Review: Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

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Book Review: Banged-Up Heart by Shirley Melis

***This book was reviewed for the Manhattan Book Review Banged Up Heart is a poignant memoir of life after the death of a cherished one. Of letting go, and learning to love again. And yet again. My heart went out to Ms Melis as I read. To lose not one, but two people so close… Read More Book Review: Banged-Up Heart by Shirley Melis

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Weekly Recap: Aug 20th- Aug 25th

Life and Things On a fun and happy note, we went to see our first play of the season, Something Rotten, Thursday night. It was hilarious! Well worth seeing despite the fact I didn’t feel great. On a squee note, I was invited to join the Red Coat PR Review Team, and was approached by… Read More Weekly Recap: Aug 20th- Aug 25th

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Book Review: The Governor’s Daughter by Sambath Meas

*** This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Meas’ The Governor’s Daughter is a beautiful historical fiction set in the backdrop of colonial Cambodia. Anjali, against the current cultural norms, works with her father in Siem Reap doing detective work. Til now, Anjali has work petty crimes, theft and the like. She’s ready for more,… Read More Book Review: The Governor’s Daughter by Sambath Meas