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Review: Greedy Pigs by Matt Wallace

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Sin du Jour returns in full force with the fifth installment, Greedy Pigs. If you haven’t started the novella series about a catering company that caters (gotta love puns!) to a high-powered supernatural clientele you are missing out.  In Greedy…

Review: The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

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A land that looked nearly untouched by history, a Grimms’ fairy tale setting in Alexandra’s eyes. Elizabeth Kostova dazzled once again for me in The Shadow Land. As a fan of Kostova’s The Historian and The Swan Thieves, once again I am transported…

Review: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

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Garden Spells didn’t need a sequel but it was pleasant to step back into the Waverly house once more. I first picked up Sarah Addison Allen’s Garden Spells after countless Goodreads “you love Alice Hoffman, you will love Sarah Addison…

Review: Replica by Lauren Oliver

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Lauren Oliver is often hit or miss for me. This was definitely a miss. Replica tells the story of two girls, Lyra and Gemma. Lyra, a clone, lives in the Haven Institute. Gemma is a regular girl who wants to…

Review: The Guineveres by Sarah Domet

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The blurb is what really captivated me to pick up this book. Four girls, all named Guinevere, all abandoned by their families at the Sisters of the Supreme Adoration. Sounds interesting? Yes, it does. However the story was an…

Review: Our Lady of the Ice by Cassandra Rose Clarke

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  The best way to describe this book is Antarctic android noir. And if that doesn’t immediately grip you, I don’t know what will! A fan of Clarke’s The Assassin’s Curse series, I was excited to step into the adult…

Review: Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

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  Good Morning, Midnight was a genuine surprise. Drawn in my the cover and the premise, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect out of this apocalyptic tale. Dalton weaves the story through two characters, Augustine and  Sully who…

Review: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

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  Provided through Library Thing early reviewers. I am not a fan of the stream of consciousness writing style, and unfortunately was not a fan of this book. I found the prose format distracting and confusing at times and…

Review: The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

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I’ve only read one Chris Bohjalian book prior to this, Water Witches, and I wasn’t crazy about the story but loved Bohjalian’s lyrical writing style and the ability to deliver a story with rich characters and a storyline that…

Review: The Dark Monk by Oliver Pötzsch

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I absolutely loved Pötzsch’s first book in this series. It was a smart historical mystery-thriller that I couldn’t put down. However, I didn’t enjoy this book as much. The Knight’s Templar/Monk angle was a little over done, too many twists…