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Given by Nandi Taylor (Review)

As a princess of the Yirba, Yenni is all-but-engaged to the prince of a neighboring tribe. She knows it’s her duty to ensure peace for her people, but as her father’s stubborn illness steadily worsens, she sets out on a sacred journey to the empire of Cresh, determined to find a way to save him at any cost, even though failure could mean the wrath of her gods and ruin for her people. One further complication? On the day she arrives at the Prevan Academy for Battle and Magical Arts, she meets an arrogant dragon-shifter named Weysh who claims she’s his “Given”, or destined mate. Muscular, beautiful (and completely infuriating), he’s exactly the kind of distraction Yenni can’t afford while her father’s life hangs in the balance… Read More Given by Nandi Taylor (Review)

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A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow (ARC Review)

Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Never mind she’s also stuck in Portland, Oregon, a city with only a handful of black folk and even fewer of those with magical powers. At least she has her bestie Effie by her side as they tackle high school drama, family secrets, and unrequited crushes. But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation; the girls’ favorite Internet fashion icon reveals she’s also a siren, and the news rips through their community. Tensions escalate when Effie starts being haunted by demons from her past, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice during a police stop. No secret seems safe anymore—soon Portland won’t be either… Read More A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow (ARC Review)

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Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa (Review)

One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono. Now he has broken free. Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon… Read More Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa (Review)

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Calendar Girls (March 2020): St. Patrick’s Day: Book with My Favourite Mythical Creature

Welcome to my March 2020 Calendar Girls Books post! And for those of you who missed it, there have been some updates made to this blog event. You can read all about the updates here. The theme for this month (as chosen by voters on Twitter) is St. Patrick’s Day: Book with My Favourite Mythical… Read More Calendar Girls (March 2020): St. Patrick’s Day: Book with My Favourite Mythical Creature

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Calendar Girls (January 2020): New Beginnings: Favourite First Book in a New Series

Welcome to my first Calendar Girls Books post of 2020! And for those of you who missed it, there have been some updates made to this blog event. You can read all about the updates here. The theme for this month (as chosen by voters on Twitter) is New Beginnings: Favourite First Book in a… Read More Calendar Girls (January 2020): New Beginnings: Favourite First Book in a New Series

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Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams (ARC Review)

What if you almost missed the love of your life? Nadia gets the 7.30 train every morning without fail. Well, except if she oversleeps or wakes up at her friend Emma’s after too much wine. Daniel really does get the 7.30 train every morning, which is easy because he hasn’t been able to sleep properly since his Dad died. One morning, Nadia’s eye catches sight of a post in the daily paper: To the cute girl with the coffee stains on her dress. I’m the guy who’s always standing near the doors… Drink sometime? So begins a not-quite-romance of near-misses, true love, and the power of the written word.… Read More Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams (ARC Review)

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Calendar Girls (August 2019): Book Lover’s Day (Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year)

It’s time for another Calendar Girls Books post, and this month our prompt is Book Lover’s Day: Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year! It took some decision making, but I think I narrowed it down okay. I was very stuck between the book that I chose and my first honourable mention, but then ended up… Read More Calendar Girls (August 2019): Book Lover’s Day (Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year)