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This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

September 12, 2019
This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

This Cruel Design had everything I loved from the first novel This Mortal Coil (review here) and more besides. The characters I'd got to know and love were further developed in This Cruel Design and also questioned which I loved. There was never a moment of surety with anyone which made for such an exciting dynamic. Cole and Catrina's relationship remained my favourite part of the novel. I can't…

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Once & Future* by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

July 1, 2019
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Firstly, a huge thank you to Rock the Boat for sending over a copy of Once & Future for me to review. This book has every kind of representation you could think of from the LGBTQIAP+ spectrum. Okay, well most areas are represented by a character and are otherwise explicitly discussed. I felt that the representation was incredibly sweet and sensitive though, as I'm not a member of…

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The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

June 29, 2019
The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

This was honestly just such a beautiful book. From the characters to the world and the writing in general. The Star-Touched Queen is heavily influenced by the Hades and Persephone myth (one of my favourites) blended with Indian folklore and mythology. Magical doesn't even begin to cover it. Maya, our main character, has been an outsider all her life despite being a Princess. Born with a horoscope that…

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Song of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury

June 22, 2019
Song of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury

What a fantastic conclusion to one of my favourite duologies, I'm just sad it's over now. Melinda Salisbury creates absolutely masterful political intrigue. Sorrow isn't your typical sword-wielding, martial arts proficient heroine. Her battles are won with logic and tactics instead which I've found so refreshing. As much as I love a good sword battle it's nice to see a book that favours its characters brains rather than…