Novella Review: Never Now Always – Desirina Boskovich

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Lolo has always had problems with her memory, as far as she can remember. After writing down everything that she dreams of and remembers, Lolo becomes determined to get back to the life she only vaguely remembers.

Why this book?: I was offered an eARC and decided I needed something new and different. It also sounded interesting.

I would like to thank Scott Gable at Broken Eye Books for providing the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) – Morgan Rhodes


In Falling Kingdoms, four teens become important as war breaks out across all three countries of Mytica. The missing magic is supposedly draining from their world, and only one can restore it.

Why this book?: I’ve heard a lot about this series, especially from a friend who prompted me to read this in return for her to read The Abyss Surrounds Us. Also was intrigued in it being described as the “Game of Thrones for YA”!


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Review: The Mercy of the Tide – Keith Rosson

31426848After a fateful accident draws four people together unknowingly, mysterious events begin to happen. A human skeleton is unearthed. Mutilated animals are found along the coast. And a young girl, who lost her mother in the accident, begins to have dreams that predict nuclear apocalypse during the Cold War.

Why this book?: This is me trying to spread my horizons. I’m also desperately trying to get into historical fiction, and figured a good mystery will put me in the mood.

I would like to thank the people at Meerkat Press for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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Review: The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

25489134A stranger with odd blue eyes presents Pytor a sapphire necklace as a gift to his youngest daughter, Vasya. Fearing for his daughter, he hides it and watches her grow up to be a wild woman. But as mystical forces threaten her family and village, Vasya is forced to confront the darkness by herself.

Why this book?: I’d read a few reviews that praised this book and compared it to Uprooted. While Uprooted wasn’t my favorite, I wanted to read something just as magical.

I would like to thank the people at Del Rey for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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Review: Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake

9378297Cassio Lowood is a professional ghost killer. Upon hearing about the legend of Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas and his mother pack up, and move to Thunder Bay. Except, Anna isn’t just another normal ghost that Cas can kill within a few weeks. For some reason . . . she decides to not attack him.

Why this book?: I was actually grabbing Renee Ahdieh’s The Wrath and the Dawn for a friend, and saw this one not far from it. I’d heard about Anna Dressed in Blood, and was searching for a short, decent horror read.

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Review: Pet Sematary – Stephen King


After moving into their new house, the Creed’s new neighbor, Jud Crandall, shows them the backyard path to the Pet Sematary. The busy street they live on kills many animals, and the local kids started the cemetery for that reason. When Louis Creed’s daughter’s cat dies, Jud decides to show Louis the hidden portion of the cemetery–the Micmac burial ground.

Why this book?: It was Halloween, and I felt like horror. It was also a fairly decent movie!

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Review: We Are the Ants – Shaun David Hutchinson


Henry Denton get’s regularly abducted by aliens, and frankly, he’s quite tired of it. But then they convey to him that he has to press a button to save the world, but only if he believes that the world is worth saving. Except, with how his life has been going recently, maybe humanity is better off dead.

Why this book?: I read aliens and LGBT+ rep in the same sentence, so it wasn’t as if I could just ignore this book.

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