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Throwback Thursday #3

Throwback Thursday #3

Jun 2, 20221 min read
Today’s Throwback Thursday features a favorite 80s queer series of mine: Valdemar!
Little Bird

Little Bird

Jun 1, 20223 min read
First off, this book drew me in from the start. Meuret’s writing was excellent, and I loved how she framed Josie as a character. She felt so real – and so human. I liked that you could see the facets of her from the start, could actually believe she was sitting next to you. The way this was written felt like you were with a friend, or someone telling you a story. It was intimate in ways, close. 
Ashton Hall

Ashton Hall

May 21, 20222 min read
I love a good historical fiction book, especially one that has a mystery in the past that needs to be solved in the present. Susanna Kearsley is my go-to for that. Lauren Belfer has now made me want to go and read more of her works.
From Bad to Cursed

From Bad to Cursed

May 16, 20224 min read

It was a huge surprise for me! I enjoyed this book so much. There was just something about it that worked for me; but hadn’t quite worked for me in the first book. Maybe this is a sign I need to go back and try the first book again!  Issa was a brilliant character and I LOVED everything about her. She was such a nuanced character, and one that I think people will relate to. (Even if we don’t have any witchy powers, sadly). Issa and her relationship with her family was lovely. The way Harper played out her sisters and her relationship, as well as the relationship with her mother was so well done. I loved that side plot and how it contributed to the book.

A Forgery of Roses

A Forgery of Roses

May 13, 20223 min read
wouldn’t have been a book I bought. Checked out from the library, for sure! So…where did this book go wrong?