Guinevere Deception
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Review: The Guinevere Deception – Kiersten White

Helloooo, gorgeous cover! “There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl on the cusp of womanhood.” I was especially excited to see this was an Arthurian retelling from Guinevere’s POV, and that it deals with the clash between magic and, well, men. Arthur was made king because of magic (a sword, Merlin) but can only stay…

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A Match Made for Thanksgiving
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Review: A Match Made for Thanksgiving – Jackie Lau

Content warnings: I’m a pretty big fan of Jackie Lau’s books. They’re funny, intrinsically Canadian, and usually feature lots of delicious food (Nanaimo bars are the standout here). This novella feels a little fluffier than usual, but I still loved it. Nick was glad to escape his small hometown of Mosquito Bay, and the only thing that keeps him coming…

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A Study in Scarlet Women
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Review: A Study in Scarlet Women – Sherry Thomas

Content warnings:  Despite not caring that much about the original material, I have a thing for Sherlock retellings. While I knew that this starred a female Sherlock, I hadn’t realized that Watson and Moriarty were also women! This suffers from serious first book syndrome (so! many! characters! with backstories!), but it really picks up in the second half. I found…

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Pax Novis
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Review: Pax Novis – Erica Cameron

Content warnings: I’m not really sure how to define this book. The general plot – Pax ships are losing contact, and the Novis may be next – reads like a thriller, but the pacing is very slow. As an example, the book starts out with notes from a board meeting and a few sections from the Pax ship charter. The…

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