Kaijumax Season 2
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Review: Kaijumax Season 2: The Seamy Underbelly – Zander Cannon

Trigger warnings: abuse, panic attacks I picked up season one of Kaijumax without knowing what I was getting into.  I wasn’t expecting a hard-hitting, dark allegory about Japanese movie monsters in prison, but by the time I’d finished the book, I was sold and so ready for the next one.  Season 2 delivers, and more.  While Season 1 took place…

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Ella
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Review: Ella – Sarah Price

I don’t usually read Amish romances, but I love fairy tale retellings and I loved the Ellie’s People books when I was a kid, so I decided to try this one out.  I’m glad I did!  While it’s somewhat simplistic, it’s also very sweet and fairy tale-like.  Like most Amish romances, it’s also very Christian, so if that’s a deal-breaker…

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Making Up
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Review: Making Up – Lucy Parker

Trigger warning: panic attacks, retelling of emotional abuse If you’re looking for hilariously British contemporary rom-com, you can’t do better than Lucy Parker’s London Celebrities series. Besides the sarcastic (and very British) banter, it’s a trope fest of enemies-to-lovers with a dash of roommate thrown in.  I’ve very much enjoyed the first two books, and this one was no exception.…

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Worlds Apart
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Review: Worlds Apart – Tracy St. John

Who would’ve thought I’d enjoy a instalove alien abduction romance?  When I first saw this book pop up for review, I waffled back and forth quite a bit before I requested it, just because those are two tropes I don’t usually enjoy.  I’m glad I decided to go for it, though, as I really enjoyed this one.  This is the…

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The Bashful Bride
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Review: The Bashful Bride – Vanessa Riley

This is the second book in the Advertisements for Love series, though it can be read as a standalone.  I loved Theodosia’s book, so I was excited to ready about her friend, Ester, a young black woman whose father made his wealth in textiles.  While I didn’t like this book as much, it still had a lot of the moments…

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Small Town Love
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Review: Small Town Love – Susan Meier

This is the fourth and final book in the Paradise Key series, and I think it was a great wrap-up to the series.  As long as you’re familiar with the basic series premise, I think you could easily read this as a standalone.  On a whole, these are such sweet reads, perfect for taking to the beach.  I’m quite glad…

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Grumpy Fake Boyfriend
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Review: Grumpy Fake Boyfriend – Jackie Lau

Can I just say I love this title?  It’s exactly what this book is about, and this book, like the title, is refreshingly straightforward about what you’re getting.  This is a trope bonanza – best friend’s sister, fake relationship, forced proximity and opposites attract.  It’s also unbelievably adorable and relatively low-angst.  One big caveat – it’s told in first-person present tense…

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Failsafe
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Review: Failsafe – Anela Deen

After a war between the Interspace AI and humans, the Armistice allowed human settlements inside the Interspace, but they’re forbidden from leaving their small part of the network.  When the food deliveries abruptly stop, however, Sol (short for Soleil) feels she has no choice but to go searching for the missing shipments.  She has an eidetic memory and has been…

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Spectacle
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Review: Spectacle vol 1 – Megan Rose Gedris

This is a murder mystery graphic novel set in a circus traveling through the mid-west.  Anna is the circus fortune teller, and, somewhat hilariously, also analytical and scientific to the core.  She’s so convinced in the power of science over anything supposedly supernatural that she’s built a future-predicting Babbage machine – and then her sister is murdered, and she starts…

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The Princess Deception
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Review: The Princess Deception – Nell Stark

Trigger warnings: drug use and overdose This is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which is one of my favorite plays.  This is the third book in the Princess Affair series.  I read it as a standalone, and the only thing I found confusing was keeping the two couples from the previous book straight.  I had some issues with how…

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