Accidentally Engaged
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Review: Accidentally Engaged – Farah Heron

Content warnings: Ok, this book is absolutely adorable. Delicious food, family shenanigans, drunk cooking show audition videos, fake engagement, sourdough-relate antic – it’s got it all. One of my favorite things about the fake-relationship trope is when authors use it to explore how and why the characters keep secrets, and it was done masterfully. When I started this book, I hadn’t…

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Crossed Spaces
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Review: Crossed Spaces anthology

I’m always up for an anthology, especially a science fiction one. This is a collection of sixteen short stories by Australian authors. While there were some I didn’t care for, on the whole this was a very enjoyable collection with a few stand-out favorites. Just a note that the only place you seem to be able to buy this is…

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Symbiosis
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Review: Symbiosis – Nicky Drayden

Content warnings: Hello, another gorgeous cover! This is the second in the Escaping Exodus series and absolutely cannot be read without reading the first. Trust me, the book is confusing enough without it! The book picks up three years later with Doka and the rest of his people having made great strides in approaching a less harmful – a less…

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Love at First
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Review: Love at First – Kate Clayborn

Content warnings: Kate Clayborn’s spectacular Love Lettering was the first book I read in 2020. Now, while the rest of the year didn’t work out so well, I can’t deny that it was an amazing reading year for me, and now Love at First looks like it’s continuing that tradition. I am an absolute sucker for a found family story,…

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Best Laid Plans
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Review: Best Laid Plans – Roan Parrish

Content warnings: I was intensely curious about Jack’s brother Charlie after reading Better Than People, so I was very pleased to see that this book would be about him. Alas, the animal content of this book isn’t quite as high as the previous one in the series – only two cats. But gosh, Jane and Marmot are pretty amazing cats.…

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Amelia Unabridged
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Review: Amelia Unabridged – Ashley Schumacher

Content warnings: I love when covers match the book’s contents, don’t you? That gorgeous cover is basically what the book is about, complete with flying whales, late nights reading in a bookstore, and a lost-looking young adult trying to figure out life. It’s heart-wrenching and lovely and I cried way more times than I want to admit. “Do you want…

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The Gilded Ones
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Review: The Gilded Ones – Namina Forna

Content warnings: I will be 100% honest – I picked up this book solely based on that cover, and I have zero regrets. This is a hard-hitting and fiery young adult fantasy about overcoming the patriarchy. In Otera, it’s accepted that women are subservient to men, and anyone – or anything – that goes against that is against the natural…

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Wonderstruck
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Review: Wonderstruck – Allie Therin

Content warnings: I have loved this Prohibition-era paranormal series since the moment we first met Rory, and I was a little worried going in because I knew this was the third and final book. How would the entire situation with Baron Zeppler be taken care of? Whose side are Gwen and Ellis really on? What about the relationship hiccups between…

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The Future Is Yours
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Review: The Future is Yours – Dan Frey

Content warnings: “So an antisocial introvert doing everything in his power to avoid the world … may have created a technology that will end up destroying it?” Ben and Adhi were college roommates who bonded over shared trauma – the death of a parent – as otherwise they couldn’t be more different from each other. Ben’s charismatic and driven, someone who sees…

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About That Night
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Review: About That Night – Laura Brown

Content warnings: Surprise baby books are not my thing. To be honest, I don’t find much about babies romantic at all and I’m not one of those people who think HEAs have to come with a wedding and 2.5 kids. But I loved Matzah Ball Surprise so I decided to take a chance on this book, and I’m glad I did!…

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