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Sep
21

Review: Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

Review: Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones Murder, Magic, and What We Wore Kelly Jones Published: Sept. 19, 2017 (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Annis Whitworth’s father is dead. Her mother has been gone for years, and her father traveled a lot. It is on one of these trips that he dies under...
Sep
12

Review: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Review: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody Daughter of the Burning City Amanda Foody Published: July 25, 2017 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy purchased by reviewer  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Gomorrah is a traveling festival perpetually surrounded by black smoke. A city and a circus, all in one—where the “respectable” folks come to see the “sin” that takes place in such a place. The same...
Aug
29

Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #1)

Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #1) How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch #1) Adriana Mather Published: July 23, 2016 (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Samantha (Sam) Mather is moving to Salem, Massachusetts. Not willingly, mind you. Her father is in a coma, and her stepmother insist they sell their home in New York to be able to pay...
Aug
24

Review: Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn (Bannerless #1)

Review: Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn (Bannerless #1) Bannerless (Bannerless Saga #1) Carrie Vaughn Published: July 11, 2017 (John Joseph Adams) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 2 stars Enid lives in the United States—or what remain of them, decades after civilization fell and was virtually destroyed. A time where girls get birth control...
Aug
22

Review: Roar by Cora Carmack (Stormheart #1)

Review: Roar by Cora Carmack (Stormheart #1) Roar (Stormheart #1) Cora Carmack Published: June 13, 2017 (Tor Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Aurora is a princess in a land where royalty is expected to be able to control the violent storms that erupt. Except that she cannot–and has never been able to. In a bid to protect that secret, her mother makes an arranged...
Aug
14

Review: No Good Deed by Kara Connolly

Review: No Good Deed by Kara Connolly No Good Deed Kara Connolly Published: July 18, 2017 (Delacorte) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Robin Hood is a legend—robs the rich, gives back to the poor. But what if the legend as we have always known it was wrong? What if Robin Hood was really a girl and she was actually an...
Aug
10

Review: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Review: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland Published: July 13, 2017 (William Morrow) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 2 stars  D.O.D.O. The Department of Diachronic Operations. A sort of black ops department that figures out how and why magic disappeared from our world, and then works out how to make magic work again....
Jul
26

Review: Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys (Innsmouth Legacy #1)

Review: Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys (Innsmouth Legacy #1) Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy #1) Ruthanna Emrys Published: April 4, 2017 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Aphra is…not like the other humans around her. Oh, she can mostly pass for one, but it’s the telling little details that give her away as a monster. Not monster as in...
Jul
13

Review: The End of Ordinary by Edward Ashton

Review: The End of Ordinary by Edward Ashton The End of Ordinary Edward Ashton Published: June 20, 2017 (Harper Voyager Impulse) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Humanity. Not generally so good at the “can’t we all just get along” concept. Find a difference, make it bigger, and BOOM! Torment, cruelty, and sometimes, war. The End of Ordinary takes...
Jun
26

Early Review: The Waking Land by Callie Bates

Early Review: The Waking Land by Callie Bates The Waking Land Callie Bates Published: June 27, 2017 (Del Rey Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Ripped from her family at gunpoint at the age of five, Lady Elanna has been raised by the king who took her. She has been treated more or less as a daughter, and she has no desire to...

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