fiction

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi: Passing in 1950’s America

Fiction
Boy, Snow, Bird

When I first saw Boy, Snow, Bird by prizewinning author Helen Oyeyemi, I had no clue what it was about but the book cover had all kinds of possibilities. Normally I do quite a bit of due diligence when I select novels, but for some reason on this one I just flew blind. That means […]

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Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski: Do Flu Shots Cause ESP?

Children
Don't Even Think About It

If you’re a tween, teen, or young adult then you likely need no introduction to Sarah Mlynowski’s work. If you haven’t heard of Sarah, let’s just say her books are a lot of fun, have a huge international fan base of all ages, and they keep getting optioned by the entertainment industry. Her newest novel […]

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The Rich and the Dead by Liv Spector: Book Review & Giveaway

Events
The Rich and the Dead

We’re participating in a new book-related giveaway hop, Fool for Books, in honor of April Fools Day. For this hop, we’ve decided to feature The Rich and the Dead by Liv Spector because it’s not just a near future murder mystery but one with a very interesting twist you probably wouldn’t guess about from the […]

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Blood Orange Soda by James Michael Larranaga: Why Teen Becomes Vampire

Fantasy & Supernatural
Blood Orange Soda

Every once in a while, I see a book cover and think, “Now that’s really odd looking. Wonder what it’s about?” Usually that’s about as far as it goes because the book doesn’t sound like it’s that interesting. The publisher’s description of Blood Orange Soda by James Michael Larranaga, though, sounded as odd as its […]

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The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston: Book Review & Giveaway

Fantasy & Supernatural
The Midnight Witch

I loved The Winter Witch by bestselling author Paula Brackston, so I could hardly wait to read The Midnight Witch when I received it. It sat on my bookshelf taunting me while I read books I’d already committed to before I got it. And it was well worth the wait. Paula Brackston’s forte is romantic […]

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Emilie & the Sky World by Martha Wells: Jules Verne Watch Out!

Children
Emilie & the Sky World

Last year we reviewed Book #1, Emilie & the Hollow World, in this series by Martha Wells and fell hard for this spunky heroine. My only concern was how Ms. Wells could possibly follow it up with anything half that good – where was there to go from there? Well, I needn’t have worried because […]

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