Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

★★★★☆ I’ve read Guy Gavriel Kay before and didn’t really enjoy his novels, but the cover on this one was so beautiful and the blurb so interesting I decided to give him another chance and pick this one up. I am so glad I did. Children of Earth and Sky has a number of characters,…

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A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane

★★★★☆ Private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro are hired on to do what seems like a simple job – find a black cleaning lady that disappeared with some important documents. But suddenly they find themselves caught up in something more. Something that could kill both of them. I picked this up because I enjoy…

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Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

★★★★☆ I am the Cartwright girl, dumped once upon a time with a strangled college student and a stack of human bones out past Highway 10, in an abandoned patch of field near the Jenkins property. I am the star of screaming tabloid headlines and campfire ghost stories. I am one of the four Black-Eyed…

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Brother by Ania Ahlborn

★★★★☆ I had my doubts going into this book. After reading the synopsis I feared that I was going into a book that would be just a huge gore fest, but I liked Ania Ahlborn’s last book Within These Walls so I decided to give it a shot. Not that a gore fest is a…

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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

There’s nothing wrong with me, Merry. Only my bones want to grow through my skin like the growing things and pierce the world. A Head Full of Ghosts is a story from the POV of Merry Barrett. It opens with her many years later after the events surrounding her sister Marjorie, giving an interview to…

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A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall

★★★★☆ Once every other individual responsible for this travesty has been dealt with, after every single one of them has been paid a visit, then I’ll find you, whenever you go, wherever you hide, and I will deal with you at my leisure. Twenty years ago a woman named Cobalt Zosia led her five captains…

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The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

★★★★☆ It’s about to get very dark you see. For some reason the title and the young narrator of this had me thinking this was a Young Adult novel. It most definitely IS NOT. Carolyn was a normal girl once, until the day she called Adoption Day, when her parents and those of children around…

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Angelfall by Susan Ee

★★★★☆ This book kept popping up on my feed, as friend after friend read and enjoyed it. So when I saw it on Netgalley, I immediately requested it and was approved. While dubious at first due to my love/hate relationship with YA Urban Fantasy that has been done to death, with cliche characters and cheesy…

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My Beloved Brontosaurus by Brian Switek

★★★★☆ I was one of those kids who was obsessed with dinosaurs. My favorite movie was Land Before Time, I took out stacks of books from the library, pouring over them until I had every dinosaur memorized, and I collected figurines, from Brachiosaurus to Tyrannosaurus Rex. As I got older, my Dad took me to…

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