Book Reviews: Back in a Spell by Lana Harper, Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen, The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai

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It's a review post full of powerful, headstrong women! I swear that was not planned. I just needed to get these reviews going and happened to read these three in this order. But I love that I went from a powerful witch coming to terms with her toxic family to a headstrong mixed race Chinese … Continue reading Book Reviews: Back in a Spell by Lana Harper, Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen, The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai

Book Reviews: Only Ghouls and Horses + Just a Wild Ghost Chase by Dan Harris

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Dan Harris was kind enough to send me copies of both of these novels, the first two books in his Unit 13 series, so of course I have to review them together. It only makes sense, right? I adore ghosts, but ghost stories tend to be too scary for me. Fortunately, the descriptions of these … Continue reading Book Reviews: Only Ghouls and Horses + Just a Wild Ghost Chase by Dan Harris

Book Reviews: The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique by Samantha Verant + A Mother Would Know by Amber Garza

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Really, these two books have nothing in common, except their December publication dates. One is women's fiction/romance set in Paris that involves a ton of food and romance between two chefs. The other is a domestic thriller that involves mother-child relationships. They really shouldn't be paired together, except for the fact that one is by … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique by Samantha Verant + A Mother Would Know by Amber Garza

Book Reviews: Holy Parrot by Angel A + The Descendants by Destiny Hawkins

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On the surface, these two have nothing in common, except I need to get the reviews up right now. The first involves the birth of a potential next Christ in a small Colombian village, and an Australian student doing an internship in the same village gets mixed up with the young mother. The second is … Continue reading Book Reviews: Holy Parrot by Angel A + The Descendants by Destiny Hawkins

Book Reviews: The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson + Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade

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Not only are both of these romances, though I'd argue the romance in the first one was much weaker and it really should be women's fiction, but these two are also the only two NetGalley books I have that are publishing this month. How that happened, I have no idea, but I guess I'm just … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson + Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade

Book Reviews: ShegoraTH by Dima Tsyptsiura + A Pinch of Distrust by D.T. Bella

These are two very different books, but both surprised me, and I enjoyed both. The first still eludes me a lot, but I loved the warm glow it planted in my chest and the combination of SFF elements was a lot of fun. The second was a delightful fantasy mystery featuring fairies and a human-like … Continue reading Book Reviews: ShegoraTH by Dima Tsyptsiura + A Pinch of Distrust by D.T. Bella

Book Reviews: The City Beneath the Hidden Stars by Sonya Kudei + The Prophet Paradox by Danny Tuttle

I must say neither of these books were my cup of tea, exactly. The first I received via NetGalley because I was intrigued by it's inspiration from Croatian mythology and history, but it felt like it threw in too many things and lacked the adult book feeling, leaving me thinking this was written for a … Continue reading Book Reviews: The City Beneath the Hidden Stars by Sonya Kudei + The Prophet Paradox by Danny Tuttle

Book Reviews: In the Shadow Garden by Liz Parker + Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young

It turns out these two books have far more in common than I thought when I requested them from NetGalley. I wanted to read In the Shadow Garden because it reminded me of Garden Spells and I requested Spells for Forgetting because I was curious about the author. Turns out they both have magic, mystery, … Continue reading Book Reviews: In the Shadow Garden by Liz Parker + Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young

Book Reviews: The Boy with the Bookstore by Sarah Echavarre Smith + All Dressed Up by Jilly Gagnon

Since I read far faster than I write reviews, I've found myself working to pair up certain books. Sometimes they're in the same genre, sometimes they share a theme. Considering The Boy with the Bookstore is a romance about a couple getting together and All Dressed Up is a mystery about a couple trying to … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Boy with the Bookstore by Sarah Echavarre Smith + All Dressed Up by Jilly Gagnon

Book Reviews: Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher + Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

I'm definitely trying too hard by pairing these two together, but they both have to do with family, of sorts. One has a rather interesting, yet fascinatingly dysfunctional family while the other has a delightfully sweet found family story. But, where one is a romance with characters I had a hard time believing, the other … Continue reading Book Reviews: Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher + Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen