A Killing Frost
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Review: A Killing Frost – Seanan McGuire

Look, there’s a reason this has a super short blurb and an ominous title. The easiest non-spoilery way to review this book is just to say OMG WHAT WHAT WHAT YES WAIT TOBY NO WHAT OMG and leave it at that. If you’re looking for something a little more useful, read on. “We carry ourselves forward through time, with no…

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The Unkindest Tide
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Review: The Unkindest Tide – Seanan McGuire

Content warnings: For some people, the beginning of September means pumpkin spice lattes, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, and an end to summer. For me, it means a new October Daye book. I’ve been reading this series since the very first book and, finally, at lucky number 13, we get the book I’ve been waiting for – the Luidaeg…

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Wild Sky
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Review: Wild Sky – Zaya Feli

Content warnings: Tauran was the hotshot Sky Guard dragonrider, cocky and sure of himself and his place in the world. All that changed after rebellion in the Sky Guard culminated in a battle that left his dragon dead and him a broken man. He swore he’d never return to Valreus, but reports of war, wild dragon attacks, and (most importantly)…

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Here to Stay
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Review: Here to Stay – Adriana Herrera

Content warnings: I’ve enjoyed every single one of Ms. Herrera’s books, and this one is no exception. From her love of NYC to her relatable characters to the FEELS, this book is a treat! Julia left her Dominican family in NYC to follow her boyfriend to Dallas… only for him to dump her and move back shortly afterwards. While her…

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Better Than People
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Review: Better Than People – Roan Parrish

Content warnings: What an absolutely lovely and angsty hug. Forced proximity between two hurting animal lovers with absolutely exquisitely crafted emotional responses? Yep, sign me up! When Jack breaks his leg while walking his small pack of animals, he’s forced to hire Simon to take them for their twice daily walks. Jack is resentful of having to ask for help,…

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Who's That Earl
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Review: Who’s That Earl – Susanna Craig

Content warnings: Isn’t that cover eye-catching? I have to say, I’m still not sure whether I love it or hate it, but it definitely made me take a closer look. A second chance romance with a dual hidden identity? Set in Scotland? Heck yes! “Subsequent events ought to have driven Thomas from her mind. Instead, she could recall those golden…

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Cry of Metal & Bone
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Review: Cry of Metal & Bone – L. Penelope

Content warnings: Wow, what a ride! This book takes the foundation laid in the previous books and novellas and starts tying together many of the threads. I would strongly not recommend reading this without reading the previous books, and most certainly the previous novella. “Listen,” she said, “if someone doesn’t try to kill you at least once in your life,…

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Hush of Storm & Sorrow
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Review: Hush of Storm & Sorrow – L. Penelope

I am very glad I have an ARC of the third book waiting, because oh boy does this end on a cliffhanger! This novella fills in a bit of the plot as to what happened to Jasminda’s family and also more information about the death stone mentioned in the last book. Roshon doesn’t really believe in the Queen Who Sleeps,…

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Whispers of Shadow & Flame
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Review: Whispers of Shadow & Flame – L. Penelope

Content warnings: Moving on in my reread, to my favorite so far of the Earthsinger Chronicles – assassin vs her target! I’m not sure what it is about that trope that really pulls me, but it’s also one that can go wrong so quickly if the betrayal aspect isn’t handled well. That’s not an issue with this book, so I’m…

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Behind the Frame
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Review: Behind the Frame – Tracy Gardner

Content warnings: I read and enjoyed the first mystery in this series, so I was happy to stop back in to Carson and see how Savanna and her sisters were doing. This is another cute small-town cozy mystery with some sweet romantic elements. After the events of last fall, Savanna is very much looking forward to the end of the…

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