Review: Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

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CW’s: Blood, Violence

Fans of Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling Witchlands series have fallen in love with the Bloodwitch Aeduan. And now, finally, comes his story.

High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just faith clings to the side of a cliff. Below, thwarted by a lake, a bloodthirsty horde of raiders await the coming of winter and the frozen path to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets.

The Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop the destruction. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.

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I think we can get it out-of-the-way right now that I totally LOVED Bloodwitch, it certainly lived up to my hype and it was totally worth the long wait to finally read the story…

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A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher Book Review. #BookBloggers #BookBlogger #FollowGriz #BookReview #Review #Mustread @orbitbooks @CharlieFletch_r

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  • A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World. 
  • C. A. Fletcher.
  • 384 pages.
  • Post-apocalyptic / Dystopian / Fiction.
  • My Rating: Hell Yeah Book Review.

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My name’s Griz. I’ve never been to school, I’ve never had friends, in my whole life I’ve not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs.

Then the thief came.

He told stories of the deserted towns and cities beyond our horizons. I liked him – until I woke to find he had stolen my dog. So I chased him out into the ruins of the world.

I just want to get my dog back, but I found more than I ever imagined was possible. More about…

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Book Review: This Old Homicide by Kate Carlisle

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This Old Homicide is the second book in Kate Carlisle’s ‘A Fixer-Upper Mystery’ series about a young female contractor named Shannon who took over her father’s construction business in California. Shannon finds her elderly neighbor, Jesse, dead when she checks on him in his house. At first, it seems like natural causes, but as the cops investigate the holes in the walls and clutter all about the place, they know someone burglarized the joint. Could Jesse have found an expensive piece of jewelry during a recent underwater dive? There had been a Spanish shipwreck in the area many years ago!

This series is built on the friendship of five woman who supporting one another through babysitting, construction, store operations, heartache, and a whole lot more. Although we focus on Shannon, it’s a wonderful group of people to get…

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The Captain’s Log – dragon pearl (Yoon Ha Lee)

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Ahoy there me mateys!  I have been meaning to read more of this author’s work ever since I read the odd but interesting short story called the starship and the temple cat.  It can be found for free at the beneath ceasless skies website by clicking here.  I do own the first book in his machineries of the empire series but haven’t yet read it.  I decided to tackle this young adult title first.

The story follows a young fox spirit named Min who is biding her time until she can join the Space Forces like her older brother Jun.  Then her family is visited by a government representative who is looking for answers regarding Jun’s desertion from the Force.  Min is convinced that her brother is innocent and runs away to rescue her brother, clear his name, and bring him home.

Ah how I loved this one.  First…

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THE BONE WITCH BY RIN CHUPECO: A LUSCIOUS AND DARK BOOK I DEVOURED

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I love girls with just the right balance of being ruthless and tender. Falling in to Rin Chupeco’s The Bone Witch was inevitable! The Bone Witch with its endearing prose and diverse culture seduced me entirely. When I first picked up the book, I had assumed the plot would follow the “Chosen One” trope, in fact, it seemed very likely that it was going to be a “girl saves kingdom” kind of book. And while many, many events lead to this assumption, my thoughts slowly wavered as I realized this a book about a girl being consumed by vengeance.

The world of The Bone Witch is built on traditions. The characters portrayed in this book who seem to be a mix of East Asia, Russia, and South East Asia. In fact, many of the places mentioned seem to have been influenced by cultures of Asia and the Middle East. Rin…

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The Taking of Annie Thorne by @cjtudor [blog tour review]

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Today I’m on the blog tour for The Taking of Annie Thorne, the new novel by CJ Tudor, and I’m excited to bring you my review. Read on to find out more and see what I thought…

Title: The Taking of Annie Thorne
Author: C J Tudor
Publisher: Michael Joseph

[Synopsis]

Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang–the betrayal, the suicide, the murder–and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn’t have a choice. Because judging by what was done to that poor Morton kid, what happened all those years ago to Joe’s sister is happening again. And only Joe knows who is really at fault.

Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. Facing off with…

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Writing Corner: On How Writing For Different Platforms Helps With Fiction

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Hi everyone! Yes. it is me, I am hoping to keep the guest posts from last month coming as a more regular thing on this feature, but as I couldn’t find anyone for February, you’re stuck with me again. I think today’s post should be pretty interesting though, I’m going to be talking about my experiences writing on different platforms and how I think these have helped me become a better fiction writer.

It’s no secret that I write A LOT. I’m a blogger, I write for student news website The National Student, my entire degree is writing based, and of course I have my novel, so honestly, there aren’t many points in a given day where I’m not writing something or other. And obviously practice makes perfect when it comes to writing, so any writing you do is good practice for writing a novel, but I think that particularly…

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Blanca y Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore | Book Review

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Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Pub. Date: 2018

Genres: Magical Realism, Retelling, YA

Pages: 367

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Blanca & Roja, by Anna-Marie McLemore, retells two of my favorite fairy tales, Snow-White and Rose-Red and The Wild Swans, with two Latina girls and a non-binary prince. Blanca and Roja del Cisne are the next two girls in a long line of women who were born in their exact pair because of a blessing and curse from the swans who raised their great-great-great-grandmother. This was a blessing to the original bisabuela, but it has been a curse for every pair because the swans always turn at least one sister into one of them. Blanca and Roja refuse to let the swans win, but the swans always have other plans so that they get their prize. When two local boys enter the picture, the swans’ magic and the woods’…

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REVIEW ✧ THE GILDED WOLVES BY ROSHANI CHOKSHI

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“When you are who they expect you to be, they never look too closely. If you’re furious, let it be fuel.”

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Set in a darkly glamorous world,The Gilded Wolvesis full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And…

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Ruin & Rising Review

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Book: Ruin & Rising (Shadow and Bone #3)

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Bechdel Test: Pass-There is a brief conversation (more like jibes) between Zoya and Genya that is not about men.

I decided to read Ruin & Rising right after Siege and Storm so that I would be done with both in time for King of Scars, though in a turn of irony, I’m feeling a little Grisha burnout, having read both back to back, so I reckon I probably won’t read King of Scars until a little later on in the year (excited as I am to see more of Nikolai!). Sadly however, I found the conclusion to this trilogy somewhat lacking, I don’t know if that is just a theme with Bardugo as I was quite disappointed with Crooked Kingdom as well, but I was expecting so much more from Ruin and Rising and in the end, it just…

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