Prime Deceptions
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Review: Prime Deceptions – Valerie Valdes

Content warnings: I am still deeply in love with the cover art for this series. The Cat floating in space! The neon text! The gorgeous colors! I would totally hang this up near my bookcases. This is the second in the Chilling Effect series, so there a!re spoilers for the first book in this review I came out of the…

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Don't Hex and Drive
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Review: Don’t Hex and Drive – Juliette Cross

Content warnings: The second in the Stay a Spell series, this book features Isadora, another one of the Savoie sisters. Like the rest of her sisters, she’s a witch, and she’s specifically a Conduit, which means she can heal people using her magic. Isadora is very much a homebody, content in her greenhouse and with her family and close circle…

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Her Big City Neighbor
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Review: Her Big City Neighbor – Jackie Lau

Content warnings: I love Jackie Lau’s books and this one has my favorite things – tons of delicious food, plus the “grumpy one falls for the sunshine one” trope. With all that, it’s a pretty good start to a new series. Amy is basically the epitome of the sunshine trope – she’s so excited to explore and essentially eat her…

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The Four Profound Weaves
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Review: The Four Profound Weaves – R.B. Lemberg

Content warnings: I originally picked this up on Corey Alexander‘s recommendation – it’s a commentary on how much I trusted their recommendations that I ordered a physical copy even before I requested an ARC! The author lists LeGuin as one of their influences, and this fairy tale has a lot of the qualities you’d expect from her work. It brought…

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Fable
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Review: Fable – Adrienne Young

Content warnings: I’m not sure what’s prompted the rash of young adult pirate books lately, but yes, please give me more, thanks. This one is a dark and gritty fantasy filled with found family and adventure on the high seas. Also, I apologize ahead of time for the boatload of nautical puns in this review. “I’m on the Marigold to…

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Secret Crush Seduction
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Review: Secret Crush Seduction – Jayci Lee

Content warnings:  Harlequin Desire is hitting it out of the park lately with these gorgeous covers! I loved the previous super-tropey book in this series and this one is no different. It’s got the best friend’s little sister trope with a bit of age gap (the hero is eight years older than the heroine) and all of the wonderful banter…

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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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