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Book Review – Mayqueen Murders

Book Review – Mayqueen Murders

 The May Queen MurdersSarah JudeNo3/5 Stars Stay on the roads. Don’t enter the woods. Never go out at night. Those are the rules in Rowan’s Glen, a remote farming community in the Missouri Ozarks where Ivy Templeton’s family has lived for centuries. It’s an old-fashioned way of life, full of superstition and traditions, and sixteen-year-old Ivy loves it. The other kids at school may think the Glen kids are weird, but Ivy doesn’t care—she has her cousin Heather as her…

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Caraval – I Had Such Hopes

Caraval – I Had Such Hopes

Caraval was on my TBR list for SO LONG I can’t tell you how excited I was for it. I got it in an Owlcrate box and was so happy because honestly, I needed this book. “It’s like the Night Circus!” they said. “You’ll love it!” they said. And I did. Ish. But not in the way that I was led to believe I would. This is the book equivalent of that house in your town. You know, the beautiful, old,…

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Book Review – And I Darken by Kiersten White

Book Review – And I Darken by Kiersten White

When I heard about And I Darken I was super excited. I’ve done a few papers on Dracula and Vlad and all the history there, and really I just wanted to see where a female Vlad would have ended up. I’m not sure how I feel about this book, as excited as I was for it. There was so much opportunity and so many things didn’t happen that could have. I really wanted to love this book. I actually listened to the…

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Owlcrate Darkness Box Unboxing

Owlcrate Darkness Box Unboxing

So I finally jumped into the world of monthly subscription book boxes and let me TELL YOU it’s AMAZING. One of the “rules” of the Owlcrate box is that you need to post an unboxing somewhere on the internet, and HERE WE ARE, LADIES AND GENTS. On the internet. So here’s my Owlcrate unboxing! No one is telling me to say these things, I’m just really in love with Owlcrate. There are so many out there, and Owlcrate is one…

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Book Review: Empire of Storms

Book Review: Empire of Storms

I cannot tell you how dead I am after finishing Empire of Storms. I can’t. Because the dead can’t talk and I am d e a d. I loved this book so much. There was so much hype about it, and to be honest, it was my most anticipated book of this year I think. Sarah J. Maas (as I have reiterated in my last two reviews) is a treasure, and I just love this series. I’ve made so many people…

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A Court of Mist and Fury Review – I’m in Love

A Court of Mist and Fury Review – I’m in Love

Y’all, Sarah J. Maas is a genius and A Court of Mist and Fury was SO GOOD. So much better than A Court of Thorns and Roses (which I reviewed here). I’m so glad I stuck it out because this series gets just wonderful. First and foremost, I had none of the problems with this book that I did with the first one. The pacing was beautiful, and the characters were so well constructed. No one was missing any pieces this time,…

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A Court of Thorns and Roses Reread

A Court of Thorns and Roses Reread

I read A Court of Thorns and Roses back when it first came out. Then when I went to start the sequel, I realized I remembered approximately 0% of this book. Like, other than the characters names I was out. There was nothing in my head about this book, other than a vague “I liked it mostly” floating around. So I put it on hold at the library (I forced my copy on a friend, naturally) and waited. When finally it…

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Book Review – A Criminal Magic

Book Review – A Criminal Magic

I picked up A Criminal Magic on a whim at work. The cover was pretty, and anything 20s basically is a guarantee that I’ll at least try and read it. It wasn’t until I was more than a hundred pages in that I looked on the back and saw V. E. Schwab’s name there, all nice and pretty, telling me that I should read this book. So, naturally, because V. E. Schwab is queen, I finished it. I wasn’t absolutely pulled…

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The Raven King or The Book That Ruined Me

The Raven King or The Book That Ruined Me

I know I haven’t said much about the Raven Cycle books as I finished them, but that ends with The Raven King. I thought “Oh, just save them and do a mini review at the end of the month or something. You don’t want to ruin the series for the 4 other people in this world that haven’t read it.” This is not something I can do. So here’s a kind of review of all of them and mostly a…

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We Need to Talk About the Cursed Child

We Need to Talk About the Cursed Child

I’ve been sitting on this for D A Y S trying to figure out what to say about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I’ve changed my mind about this review 7 times (which is actually why it’s going up so late). I don’t know what to think about this book/play/story/thing. Nor do I know where to start. There will be spoilers, probably, so be warned. If you haven’t read it yet, I’d suggest you hold off on reading this…

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