Fellside by MR Carey

★★★☆☆ This is between 3 and 4 stars rounded up simply because the author’s writing is awesome, and I so much adored their other works. Fellside is a prison, where Jessica Moulson finds herself after discovering that in a heroin induced haze she lit a fire that killed her upstairs neighbour, a little boy the…

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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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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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The Good House by Tananarive Due

★★☆☆☆ The blurb for this one sounded so interesting, and the line at the library for this book was so long that I thought it would definitely be the spooky ghost story I had been looking for. Unfortunately it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Angela Toussaint is returning to the house of…

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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

★★★☆☆ We live on, as long as there are people to live on in. This is my first David Mitchell, and I was surprised to learn that all of his books are interconnected, with characters in one appearing in others. While I liked this enough to want to check out other books that he has…

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Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory

★★★★☆ My parents saved me. My brain can make up all the scary stories it wants to, but I know that much is true. Harrison Squared is a prequel to We Are All Completely Fine, a book I thoroughly enjoyed, so when I saw it on Netgalley I had to pick it up Harrison Harrison…

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Crushed by Eliza Crewe

★★★★☆ Meda is back and proving again why she is one of my favorite characters. This time Meda is doing her best to stay on her path to becoming a Crusader, however she is being kept literally under lock and key, by those who don’t trust her. Robbed of her freedom, she jumps at the…

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Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

★★★★☆ Pigs are flying, hell is frozen, and Kaora read and enjoyed an Urban Fantasy. What the hell is going on? Owl and the Japanese Circus follows Owl, a socially awkward thief with a heart of gold. On the run from vampires, Owl is offered the chance to escape her hunters in exchange for finding…

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The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

★★☆☆☆ This is really 2.5 stars. I really hate it when a sequel falls really short of the first book in a series and you are left wondering if book three is going to be worth your time. The Glass Magician takes place three months after the events of The Paper Magician. While Ceony has…

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The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

★★★★☆ How many others had she judged and set aside like that, thinking them no more than a one-sided piece of paper? In The Paper Magician, Ceony, a new graduate of Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined she has been forced to study a part of magic no one else will – paper. Upset…

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