5 starssss. AHHHH. I love this book.  Space, badass women, sci-fi.  Read it. If you like... kickass characters, sci-fi, action, screaming to yourself.

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The Bear and The Nightingale

5 stars!   Katherine Arden has created a masterpiece.  This book sets my rating scale. If you like... Russian characters, folklore retellings, religious symbolism, unconventional heroines, winter.

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5 stars. Wow.  I read the first pages this spring and finally made it back to the entire book.  24 hours later and the verdict?  Worth it.  Jay Kristoff delivers a gruesome tale to begin his trilogy and I can't wait to start the second book. If you like... assassins, intrigue, action, Hunger Games-esque challenges (but soo much better), INTERNAL CONFLICT, revenge plots.

Moon Called

5 stars. The first book in an expansive and gripping series about the phenomenally irreverent Mercy Thompson.  Worth it. If you like... werewolves, badass women, leading ladies, general butt kicking, fantasy, vampires, Patricia Briggs, nail biting. I first read this book ages ago.  It was my introduction to Patricia Briggs specifically and the world of... Continue Reading →

Cry Wolf

4 stars! This is a great book, and I re-read it for this review.  Even the third time through, I enjoyed every bit of it! If you like... werewolves, leading women, magic, seriously well developed communities, Patricia Briggs, Mercy Thompson.

Little Beach Street Bakery

4 stars! This book is adorable.  There's a bakery and fishermen and a beekeeper.  Cue all the warm and fuzzies. If you like... sweet stories, stories about moving, mid-life crisis, starting over, baking bread, Jenny Colgan, chick lit. This review was prefaced by my second reading of this book.  I looked it up because I... Continue Reading →

The Bookshop on the Corner

3 stars.   This is a solid example of 'chick lit' that can be digested without effort or disappointment. If you like... librarian/book nerd characters, grumpy leading men, visions of Scotland, chick lit. I happily listened to The Bookshop on the Corner on audiobook.  My commute was too early for talk radio to be on, so... Continue Reading →

Daughters of the Bride

4 stars. Susan Mallery delivers another wonderfully atmospheric romance with an intriguing focus on family dynamics. If you like... Susan Mallery, romance, relatable characters, shared storylines!

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