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A place to call home

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A review of Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

Travis Baldree's debut novel's subtitle is a member of what's being called 'cozy SFF' in some parts of the interwebs (okay, I admit I found it on #booktok).

May 16, 2022

When gods return

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A review of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

Tasha Suri is a librarian who studied creative writing at University and both of those facts are evident in her debut fantasy novel which is clearly well-researched and oh so creative.

May 11, 2022

Heart and depth

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A review of It's Not Like it's a Secret by Misa Sugira

I tried it, and I liked it! I’m not usually into angsty teen romance novels, but Sugiura provides plenty of layers to this one.

Apr 19, 2022

High school is a killer

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A review of Cold by Mariko Tamaki

Seriously. In this young adult novel, high school is the worst. Todd Mayer has died and no one at his school will answer any questions or admit to knowing him when the police investigate. Things are not right, that's for sure.

Mar 21, 2022

In through the nose, out through the mouth

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A review of Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin

This book is described as a smash-up of art and text that captures 2020 and what it was like to be black during the COVID-19 lockdown and racial unrest and protests. It is incredible:  painful, powerful, and beautiful. Told in three sections called Breath One, Breath Two and

Mar 9, 2022