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To Drink Coffee With a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

To Drink Coffee With a Ghost is the second and final poetry collection in the Things that H(a)unt duology by Amanda Lovelace. Again, this wasn't really a collection that spoke to me. I have an excellent relationship with my mother, of which I am blessed to have, and she is still living and well. Maybe… Continue reading To Drink Coffee With a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

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To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

To Make Monsters Out of Girls is the first book in The Things That H(a)unt duology by the amazing poetress Amanda Lovelace. While I thoroughly enjoyed The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One, and mostly enjoyed the Women Are Some Kind of Magic series, To Make Monsters Out of Girls wasn't really my cup of… Continue reading To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

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Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

*brief spoilers ahead* I really enjoyed reading Queen of the Conquered. It was such a fascinating story and hard to put down. I really got pulled into it. I liked the complexities of the main character Sigourney Rose, and I liked how other characters were portrayed. Alida Nørup was a faveourite secondary character, and I… Continue reading Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

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Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

Without You, There Is No Us is an incredibly interesting story set in the much unknown North Korea. The author, Suki Kim, is a Korean-American journalist. She gains entry to North Korea posing as a missionary teaching the sons of North Korea's elites. The story is about her day to day life, as she teaches… Continue reading Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Easily the best book that I've read this year! The Priory of the Orange Tree is a behemoth literary masterpiece, in my humble opinion. It follows the stories of Ead Duryan and Tané, two strong, female leads and eventually ties their stories together in an epic clash of East meets West. It features love, magic,… Continue reading The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon