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Savor It: A Novel By Tarah DeWitt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250329424
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 21st, 2024

Obviously everyone knows by now that I read a lot of romance; I'm a 90s baby and we were raised on the romcom. Rise up, romance readers. All of that babbling is to say that in Savor It I have found my favorite romance of the past several years. To me this one was better than Emily Henry and Ali Hazelwood. I know, big words in the book world, but I'm serious! Not to say that I do not love both aforementioned authors' works, but as all readers of this genre know, things can start to feel similar to one another over time. Tarah DeWitt’s writing was the refresher I needed! True to the romance genre, the title is a play on the fact that the leading man, Fisher, is a chef. A Michelin-star chef down on his luck and outcast from his New York City restaurant, Fisher is sent to Spunes (pronounced "spoons"), a tiny little seaside town in Oregon, to get back his inspiration. What he actually gets is a lot of attitude from the teenage niece he is raising, and unsolicited advice from his next-door neighbor and happy-to-live-here local, Sage.
This is an excellent romance that is not simply about falling in love with someone else but really is a story about falling in love with your own life and a love for a hometown. A perfect read for oh, say, someone living in a small tourist town on the edge of Lake Michigan? I cannot recommend this book more, especially if you are someone looking for a fresh and contemporary romance. DeWitt is a major contender in this genre!


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Moonbound: A Novel By Robin Sloan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374610609
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Published: MCD - June 11th, 2024

This one is for my fantasy AND sci-fi readers of old! By that I mean everyone who loves the classics a la Terry Pratchett… perhaps if a little more serious than that. If Robin Sloan sounds familiar to you, that is because he is also the author of Sourdough: Or Lois in Her Adventure in the Underground Market and Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. As I mentioned, this tale is one of the best fantasy and sci-fi mashups out there! We are in the future, 11, 753 years, and we are hitching a ride with a young lad named Ariel. Now when I say “we” I mean we are viewing the world from a sentient piece of technology living inside of our young leading character. You read that correctly! The entire story is told through the “eyes” of a being crafted by humans to record all of human history. They exist within a human organism and can even communicate with said host by means of a voice in their “head.” Their entire purpose is to record and store information, creating the greatest tome of human history! Once their host dies, they will simply slip into the body of the next living person to cross their path. Do not be alarmed! It is not an invasive exchange, and most people do not even notice it has happened except for a slight itching sensation along their shoulder blades… and the small fact of a new consciousness suddenly being in their heads. I’m getting ahead of myself! We find ourselves, along with our very smart anthologist, vastly into the future, yet things are… interesting. These beings live in a castle, have a feudal society, while also having archaic handheld video games, airplanes, active psychics, and last but not least, dogs that talk. Out loud. Regularly. As I said; a la Terry Pratchett!
It’s a wild ride and one of the most enjoyable and creative reads I have adventured into in awhile! If you’re looking to start off the summer with a bit of fun, look no further!


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Bride By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593550403
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Published: Berkley - February 6th, 2024

Bride is the book I've been eagerly awaiting from Ali Hazelwood, and holy wow, it does not disappoint! I've been a devoted Hazelwood fan (or "Stan," as the kids say) since I got my hands on an advanced copy of The Love Hypothesis. Everything she writes leaves me over-the-moon excited to read more. If you haven't delved into her romances yet, you're truly missing out!
Hazelwood herself is a scientist, a professor of neuroscience to be exact, and her romance novels typically feature main characters in STEM fields – physicists, NASA engineers, chemists, you name it. She covers the spectrum. So when I heard that she had a book coming out about werewolves and vampires, my jaw hit the floor. It felt like Christmas and my birthday had collided – could it really be true? Yes, it could. And it is!

Bride tells the story of Misery Lark, and do I even need to say more? - A romantasy (romance fantasy) with a protagonist named Misery is impossible not to love. Misery hails from an important vampyre family (yes, that's Ali's chosen spelling, and I call her Ali because, well, we're friends in my imagination), and she's spent her entire existence as a political pawn for her family. Raised to forge alliances with humans, she's now being used once again for "peace," but this time the stakes aren't just in human hands – they're in werewolf hands. Werewolves are the greatest enemies of vampyres, and the last attempt at an alliance ended in bloodshed, with the vampyres on the losing end. But Misery's discomfort is the least of her father's concerns, and this new treaty involves her marriage to the leader of the werewolves, Lowell Mooreland. Lowe, as he's known, claimed leadership of the Northeast clan by killing his predecessor. Husband material, right? Misery is his lucky betrothed, and all eyes are on them to bring peace between these warring factions. This enemies-to-lovers trope was taken to the extreme, and I was there for every minute of it!

In the acknowledgments, Ali Hazelwood mentions that this was the book she'd been wanting to write forever, but she feared she didn't have the chops for it. Let me tell you, she most definitely does. Do yourself a favor: shift into a bat or rip into your wolfskin and get over here to pick this up ASAP! We're absolutely going to sell out, and you'll regret it if you miss out on the hype and get spoiled. Let's all remember Fourth Wing. Help me help you.


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Where the Dark Stands Still By A. B. Poranek Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781665936477
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 27th, 2024

I have a profound appreciation for a good fairy tale, which I attribute to being raised on bedtime stories by my parents. This, coupled with my fascination with lore, has always drawn me to the rich tapestry of tales that reflect the history of different cultures. Yes, I'm a bit of a nerd about it, but if you share my enthusiasm, I invite you to join me on the captivating journey that is Where the Dark Stands Still. Set in the realm of Polish folklore, which holds particular significance for me as part of my heritage, this story quickly became one of the most enjoyable reads I've encountered in recent memory. I devoured this book within a day and a half. I have been waiting MONTHS to gush about how beautifully torturous this book is! Join me, my friends, in this shared pain and struggle!
The protagonist, Liska, has spent her entire life in a small village, guided by two fundamental truths: magic is evil, and one must never venture into the woods. However, when Liska discovers her own magical abilities and learns that the key to ridding herself of this dark secret lies within the heart of the forest, she is compelled to defy these long-held beliefs. Naturally, she ventures into the woods. How could she resist? Like Liska, curiosity has always been my downfall, and I found myself eagerly following her into the unknown, where danger and death lurk at every turn.
I cannot overstate how enchanted I was by this book. Its magnificence is undeniable. Despite being categorized as Young Adult fiction, I found myself wholly engrossed, momentarily forgetting its intended audience. To me, this speaks volumes about the quality of the writing. Needless to say, I am now an ardent fan of this book and will be singing its praises to all fellow aficionados of fairy tales.


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Iron Flame (The Empyrean #2) By Rebecca Yarros Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781649374172
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Published: Entangled: Red Tower Books - November 7th, 2023

This series is so much fun. If you’ve read any of my reviews or talked with me in the store, you know I love fantasy books deeply, but this is the first series that has ever made me actively long for dragons to be real. Before you say anything, I did read the Eragon series, and I still stand by what I just said! The past several months, our store has been ruled by Yarros, and while we see a lot of trends come and go in the book business, I can assure you that the two books in this series are here to stay as the "talk of the town." You’re only hurting yourself by staying away. Dragons, war, deceit, death, obstacle courses, magical powers, more death, fables and myths, what’s not to enjoy here?
I don’t want to give away too much and spoil it for those who have resisted the call of the
Empyrean series so far, but this book is a fabulously fun read, and I absolutely guarantee you that you will have a fun time EVEN IF it is not the most literary and high quality piece of fantasy you have ever read. It’s worth the adventure that awaits! Also, if you are a fan of meeting in large groups and nerding out (hard) over a book, then you should absolutely come into the store and talk with us, because we have news about just the place for you to gather!


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Mountains Made of Glass (Fairy Tale Retelling) By Scarlett St. Clair Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728294865
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Published: Bloom Books - November 28th, 2023

This is for my fairy tale fans and honestly anyone who loved the first book in A Court of Thorns and Roses series and maybe wished that things could’ve turned out differently…that’s a bold statement I know, but trust me. If you have no idea what I’m talking about I recommend going back to read that series at some point!
St. Clair is the author of the Touch of Darkness and King of Battle and Blood series, and is a well-known name in the realm of "romantasy." With this series she is doing her own spin on fairy tale retellings and I am here for it!
In the town of Elk, villagers are all plagued by curses. At some point as a citizen, you will be forced to take the brunt of a curse for the good of the many, and our poor main character Gesela’s time is up! The well has run dry and the culprit seems to be a frog at the bottom of the well. Her fellow townspeople demand Gesela kill the frog and free them from the drought. Simple enough! Yet, Gesela knows things are never that simple in Elk, and the price for one dead frog may be much higher than she is willing to pay. The town enthusiastically (think pitchforks) demands Gesela take on this task, and that is where our story starts!
The writing is crafty and compelling, full of many more riddles and false promises than a frog at the bottom of the well, and of course being a book by Scarlett St. Clair there is romance! It’s a fun, entertaining read as we slip further into the darkness of northern Michigan winters and just the thing the to spend an afternoon with before your families descend en mass upon our unsuspecting towns.


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So Close (Blacklist) By Sylvia Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626500037
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Published: Ronin House - March 28th, 2023

This book is TWISTY and twisted in equal measure. If you are a fan of a mix like Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, Tessa Bailey, and The Godfather, I have the book for you! So Close by Sylvia Day is a psychological thriller that left my skin prickling.
The story is told between three women and a butler:

  • Lily is the dead wife around whom the story hinges.
  • Kane Black begins the story six years after Lily’s passing, during which he has risen to financial stardom in the wake of his young wife’s tragic death. Reviving his father’s almost bankrupt business and building himself an immaculate and sparkling nest atop the city, he rules with calm and calculated efficiency. He is a powerhouse of a man ...except for the fact that he is haunted. Every single day and every single move of the past six years has been for his deceased wife. Even his home has been crafted exactly to her taste. Reminders of her are in every corner, just as Kane has designed.
  • Witte, employed as Kane's butler shortly after Lily Black’s death, also feels her presence. More than that; he feels as if he knows her. It is almost impossible not to with the way his boss talks of her, and the dedication to her in the penthouse that Witte keeps in order.
  • Then there is Aliyah: Kane Black's mother, and a formidable mother-in-law to both Lily and Amy with her in-your-face, smothering, and overall witchyness. She has never met a mirror she didn’t fall in love with, and she cannot truly be sad over the death of her son’s wife. How could she mourn the loss of the most beautiful woman she’s ever met? No. All is as it should be.
  • Amy, the wife of Kane’s brother and sister-in-law to Lily is married to a less handsome, less impressive version of Kane all to be close to him. She spends her days drinking and daydreaming of winning over her brother-in-law. Since Lily is no longer around, but the monument of Kane’s love for her is everywhere, why not just become her? True, Amy had never known Lily but what is stopping her from acting as she imagines she would…dressing like her…even dying her hair to match. It’s all in the name of love and besides Lily is gone. She’s dead, right?

Like I said, this book is twisted. Be warned: it is a mind-bender, and a little more than saucy, so brace yourself! Get hooked, and dive in. Lily is expecting you.


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Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Lady Macbeth By Isabelle Schuler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063317277
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 10th, 2023

As a young child, Gruoch (Grew-ugh) has a prophecy bestowed upon her that she will rise up and be the greatest force her country has seen, and grow more in fame and power than any of her royal ancestors. Essentially, she is destined to be magnificent. Gruoch is descended from a famous royal bloodline that ruled the wilds of Scotland until the English swept in claiming the lands and the crown. Now Gruoch's once-powerful father is merely a ward of his own lands - crown revoked. Gruoch is greatly disturbed by what she sees as her father's weakness and inability to rise against the English King. No matter. She is destined to rule them all before the end, and if she must carve her own path to the crown, so be it. Growing in willfulness and her own self-absorption, Gruoch keeps one eye on her destiny, and one on her enemies. Yet her greatest enemy and hinderence to the crown, may be the face that looks back at her in the mirror. Some stains are too deep to rid yourself of.
If this story is starting to sound familiar, it is in fact a retelling of Lady Macbeth, but much more grounded in the facts surrounding the actual woman! Don't mistake me, it is definitely fiction, but these characters live, worship, and experience real events that the Lady Macbeth herself is documented to have done as well. It is historical fiction with teeth! Gruoch's teeth specifically...and by all means you should take a bite yourself!
I actually listened to the audio version of this on Libro.fm and the reader should be given an award. She is sensational, and I felt as if I was really living the story. Truly a well-written tale, and if you have love for the Bard, liked Sistersong or The Witch's Heart. Or if you have trust in me as your readerly guide, then you should absolutely consume this book!


Psyche and Eros: A Novel By Luna McNamara Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063295070
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Published: William Morrow - June 13th, 2023

My, oh my, I love this reimagining! McNamara has captured the skill of storytelling that brings so much life to the myths. The language is beautifully artful; it’s impossible not to be swept immediately into this tale and forget the real world. Honestly, reading this book rekindled a joy for reading in me that I can only say about a small handful of stories. If you are at all a fan of the talented Madeline Miller, you must read this book - it holds all the beauty and heartbreak in the language and characters of Circe. Psyche is the mortal daughter of the King of Mycenae. Before her birth, her father is gifted with a prophecy about her: she will conquer a monster feared by the gods themselves. She is an only child and the heir to her family's kingdom, which already brings a lot of attention Psyche's way, but now she is also destined to be a hero in the eyes of her father. Instead of learning the feminine arts of conversation, art, and housekeeping, Psyche is raised as her father's champion. She rides, fights, hunts, and trains. This is her destiny, and she hungers for it more than anything else in the world.
Conversely, Eros was there when the world was created. He is one of the oldest gods and remembers watching as his fellow Titans came into existence one at a time. He remembers how it was to learn of his gifts as his siblings discovered theirs. He remembers the dark consequences of some of those gifts. Unlike the majority of his kin, Eros cannot forget or overlook the consequences. He remembers.
What happens when a princess born for greatness with an eagerness to achieve her notoriety crosses paths with a god who has no interest in weilding his power or staking a claim in the world?
This story unfolded so beautifully, and I truly cannot wait to put a copy in every pair of your mythology-loving hands!


Silver in the Bone By Alexandra Bracken Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593481653
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2023

Silver in the Bone was not at all the Arthurian tale I was expecting, but I loved it so much more for that. If you've read any of my previous reviews or stopped in the store and noticed my personal stack of books, you will know I'm a big King Arthur dweeb. I love the mythology, love the characters, love a great retelling, and this one had the best twist. I also loved that Bracken really dug into the folklore behind the mythical objects that Arthur was known to have collected throughout his rule. One of those objects in particular is where this story began.

Tamsin Lark is an outcast to her core, and so is her family. Raised with her adopted brother, Cabell, by their infamous caretaker, Nash, she is no stranger to the very real dangers that lurk in the storybook tales we hear as children. The trio is a family of Hollowers: those who are commissioned to hunt and retrieve magical objects for the mystical community - not a job for the fainthearted, nor particularly noble. It is a cutthroat business and you never know if your enemy guards the treasure you seek or is the outstretched hand hiring you to begin with. Nash has built a scandalous reputation for himself, so the Larks have very few doors willingly opened their way. Tamsin is not a stranger to hard times because of this, and knows the family's salvation lies in recovering objects, especially the highly prized objects of Avalon.

Emrys Dye is the opposite of Tamsin and her vagabond trio. Coming from both wealth and power, there is no door the Dyes cannot open. He's also arrogance on two legs. It was only a matter of time before Tamsin and Emrys had their eyes on the same prize, but who will be willing to pay the price?

Bracken did such a great job with this book! There is excellent banter, creatures that literally made me sweat to read about, Arthurian legends galore, and a buildup of enemies who turn into lovers. While this is technically a young adult novel, it is a fantastic read for adults too, and currently we have signed copies! Trust me you will want to join me on this quest.


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The Will of the Many (Hierarchy #1) By James Islington Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982141172
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - May 23rd, 2023

I am literally writing this review ten minutes out from finishing it, and my mind has been broken wide open by James Islington for a second time. The ease with which he is capable of crafting fantasy landscapes is maximized by the fact that he is also able to weave twists and turns into that landscape like a poet of fantastical fiction. I honestly find him to be one of the smartest writers I have ever had the joy of reading when it comes to storytelling and creation. Now, if that doesn’t already have you hooked, let me remind you that Mr. Islington is the creator of The Licanius Trilogy that me and my coworkers could not (and still haven’t) stop placing in the hands of every sci-fi junkie to step foot in the store.
If you are still not sold (unbelievable), this is the first installment of his upcoming trilogy (The Hierarchy) and takes place in a Roman-esque society that operates through the transferral of Will (a person's magical life force...essentially). This civilization's population is separated by a caste-like system where those at the bottom cede their Will to those ranking higher, forming people "pyramids" with one member at the top. The amount of Will you gain from others directly correlates to your physical, mental, and magical abilities. Spooky and very cool.
If you would like to join me on the adventure of letting a book blow your mind into useless goo inside your noggin, then get it today! Stronger together.


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The Love Hypothesis By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593336823
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Published: Berkley - September 14th, 2021

This is the perfect read if you are looking for a "tropey"-to-the-brim romance. Fake dating, grumpy-sunshine, enemies-to-lovers, I could go on. Amazingly, Hazelwood manages to pack this story full without it feeling as if you are reading just a bunch of goopy fluff.
The heart of this story focuses on Olive, a third year Ph.D. candidate who is just trying to survive school and not lose her love for science. As she continues to trial her experiments, mind the undergrads, and convince herself the tedium will all be worth it, her best friend Ahn is also deeply concerned about Olive’s love life. Too concerned. So concerned that she’s constantly bringing it up and trying to land Olive a man. -As if Olive has the time! What she really needs is more time in the lab and a really great breakthrough. In an act of desperation, she lies to Ahn telling her she has a date, when in fact she is sneaking away to the lab once again. On the brink of being caught in the middle of her lie Olive takes a leap (literally) and ends up kissing the one man she really does not want to kiss (obviously) to throw Ahn off the scent. And that my friends is exactly how you begin to fake date a professor; a very ill-humored and laser-focused-on-his-work professor. Dun duh da daaaaaa and we are off on a wonderful and hilarious love story. An excellent palate cleanser in the form of a fun and sweet read.


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The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry That Forged the Medieval World By Shelley Puhak Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635574913
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 22nd, 2022

The Dark Queens by Shelley Puhak is a deep dive on two relatively uncredited queens from the dark ages. At this time in history, Europe is split largely between the Byzantines, Visigoths, Franks, and Anglo-Saxons. The power grabbing is also fairly concentrated between the brothers of the Merovingians, and by extension the wives of two of those brothers: Brunhild and Fredegund... gesundheit! These queens are an impressive and formidable pair. Brunhild was born into a well-bred family and married off as a political alliance between her father and her husband. While the historians focus mainly on her breathtaking beauty, it was her mind for political strategey that survived her two murdered husbands, exile, and regent of several countries all while maintaining her title of queen and hold over her first late husband's kingdom. Fredegund rose from the ranks of enslavement in a royal household to queen herself, outsting the pregnant wife of the King and then proceeding to literally murder anyone standing in the way of her continued success. Maybe the most surprising part about this story is that the 'Dark Ages' were in fact not named so because of these two!
If you are a history dork like me and enjoy learning about nearly forgotten monarchs and the construction of the royal bloodlines of Europe and the United Kingdom, then you must, must, must pick up this book. If you find none of those things interesting but need a last minute gift for the family historian - ta-da! I have done the research for you! Or, if you are just innately fascinated by political manipulation discovered mostly through the unpacking of 6th century epic poetry...well then you have very specific tastes and this is definitely the book for you. You will be educated, horrified, impressed, and left wondering if you could cut a path so boldly to the throne yourself. I definitely could. My older brother can rest well knowing we don't in fact have a kingdom to inherit... but one can always daydream!


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The Warrior: Quest for Heroes, Book II By Stephen Aryan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780857669582
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Published: Angry Robot - August 23rd, 2022

The Warrior is the second installment in the Quest for Heroes series by Stephen Aryan, the first book being The Coward. I am always going to love a good fantasy series; it's a vice I cannot turn away from, and book two in this series has not disappointed! If you have not read The Coward and you like journey-centered fantasy with a reluctant hero and inventive monsters, then please do not read any further because I am going to be giving away spoilers. SPOILERS AHEAD. So, stop reading right now and read my review for The Coward or simply stop in and pick up a copy to start reading it right now! Then you may return to this review for the assurance that yes, you do in fact wish to continue on with the series.
For everyone who has read The Coward, good on you and excellent decision making skills. Please come with me. We return to the Kingdom of Algany where Kell has been installed as king for several years, yet his reluctance remains. He continues to find himself longing for the simpleness of his original life, and is even more vexed because he now has the knowledge that all is well in the Five Kingdoms and he could've rested with ease... except he's completely and utterly wrong. The Malice has been seeping its way across the Kingdoms, infecting and corrupting everything in its path. All it touches is changed into a dark and twisted version of its original self. Every goodness within lost. Willow the Alfar has traveled far to arrive on Kell's doorstep with the reminder of his promise to help should she ever call and the grim knowledge of where the Malice has been and where it is headed next. Intent on keeping his word to his friend, and continually atone for his previous cowardice, Kell assembles a small personal guard and sets off in search of a cure beside Willow.
This time around is just as fun as the original! When you're a fantasy lover, it is very easy to feel like you've heard the same stories repetitively, and that's exactly why this series is such a spark of new life! The structure itself of an epic journey has certainly been done, but the heart of each tale is so creative, the characters are impossible not to root for, and I have rarely read such imaginative monsters. The chills I got reading both books were very real. So do yourself a favor, and continue this series!
If you were very naughty and kept reading even though you haven't read book one, then shame upon you and you're probably going to be cursed with only picking out really terrible books from now on. Also, Santa knows.


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Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

This #1 New York Times bestseller is a "bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story" that brilliantly reimagines the life of Circe, formidable sorceress of The Odyssey (Alexandra Alter, TheNew York Times).

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born.


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Lore Olympus: Volume One By Rachel Smythe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593356074
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Published: Inklore - November 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Scandalous gossip, wild parties, and forbidden love—witness what the gods do after dark in this stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of the best-known stories in Greek mythology, featuring a brand-new, exclusive short story from creator Rachel Smythe.


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Lore Olympus: Volume Two By Rachel Smythe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593356081
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Published: Inklore - July 5th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Witness what the gods do after dark in the second volume of a stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of the best-known stories in Greek mythology, featuring a brand-new, exclusive short story from creator Rachel Smythe.


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Lore Olympus: Volume Three By Rachel Smythe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593356098
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Published: Inklore - October 11th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Witness what the gods do after dark in the third volume of a stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of the best-known stories in Greek mythology, featuring a brand-new, exclusive short story from creator Rachel Smythe.


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Lore Olympus: Volume Four By Rachel Smythe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593599051
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Published: Inklore - June 6th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Witness what the gods do after dark in the fourth volume of a stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of the best-known stories in Greek mythology, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes content from creator Rachel Smythe.

A SHE READS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR


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Neverwhere: A Novel By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063070721
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 19th, 2021

National Bestseller

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, a novel of bold creativity and narrative genius that brings to life a world most people could never even dream of―one of ten classic Gaiman works repackaged with elegant original watercolor art by acclaimed artist Henry Sene Yee


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Mr. Wrong Number By Lynn Painter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593437261
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Published: Berkley - March 1st, 2022

Oh look at that, another romance! I'm a junkie, what can I say? Easy, breezy, fun, and a good laugh. If you need a pick-me-up or a good mental cleanser and you crave a love story here's your next read.
Olivia is a self-dubbed trainwreck. Mess and disaster seem to follow her and are tenfold when she only has the BEST of intentions. At least that's how she reasons that she's ended up crashing in her brother's and his friend Colin's spare room (office). It was totally not her fault that she was fired and her apartment building caught fire in the same day! She is a victim. A victim forced to sleep on an air mattress next to a computer monitor.
Despite the chaos of her life, Olivia is still a pretty big optimist, and things begin to look up when a new job opportunity comes her way; a job she would kill to have. And to top it off she has a new texting buddy. He's fun, flirty, and completely matches her banter. The problem is, she has no idea who this mystery man is. One misplaced text to a wrong number and Olivia finds herself unable to quit Mr. Wrong Number. What could be the harm? There's no way she could incinerate another apartment at the very least... right?
This is not the Great American Novel, but it has some fun quips, I snorted a time or two, and it is a great literary palate cleanser. Stop in for your next mental vacation!


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Batsford Book of Chess for Children New Edition: Beginner's Chess For Kids By Sabrina Chevannes Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781849947299
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Published: Batsford - August 4th, 2022

I am not a child, but I play chess like one. Never did I foresee learning chess as the newest hobby of my 28th year, but here we are and in all honesty, it is slow going. I am terrible and have the bad fortune of being an impatient and highly-competitive person. The desire to learn chess was not born from any impulse to better my brain, but rather a desire to crush my roommate into the ground and claim victory as my own. -A difficult task when the person teaching you is the one you are trying to defeat. Be it fate, the chess gods, or one of our publisher reps, I happened upon The Batsford Book of Chess for Children fresh off my latest loss, and I figured it couldn't hurt! It has been the best thing to ever happen to my chess game. I am actually understanding some strategies, I have a few openings memorized, and while I haven't yet tasted sweet victory, I have held up longer than ever before!
This book is full of everything you could possibly need from the very basics of identifying each piece and the ways in which they can operate, to actual strategy and in-depth explanations of plays, defenses, and how to think more than one step ahead. So yes, this book may technically be for children, but I am proof that it can help anyone who is just beginning to learn about chess! The child focus gives the added surprise bonus of goofy doodles and fun rhymes that aid in remembering specific rules and strategies! Get it for your chess nerd or to indoctrinate one of your own, and some day you too shall stomp your opponent into the checkered board.


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Cult Classic: A Novel By Sloane Crosley Cover Image
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Published: MCD - June 7th, 2022

If you're a fan of psychological cults, mass manipulation via social media, and the turmoil of what repeatedly running into ex boyfriends would do to a woman, then look no further! Lola is in her late thirties, engaged, and honestly having a bit of a mental breakdown. But only just slightly. She's on the verge of one, really. It's not that serious. Only as serious as deciding if her fiance is truly the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. He's totally wonderful but is he that wonderful? Yes? Maybe? She just doesn't know. So like any good millennial she will ignore the problem either until it goes away or she says, "I do." Whichever comes first. Except what actually comes first is her ex...and then another...and then another. As a resident of New York City, the chances of running into an ex are small. Possible, but small. Three exes in a week? That has to be impossible... but perhaps not with a little persuasion. This book is so weird and so fun. If you're a fan of Kurt Vonnegut, Cult Classic reminded me so much of Cat's Cradle. Life seems normal, then before you know it, you're stranded on a deserted island, pressing the bottom of your foot to a stranger's. That's the kind of weird I'm talking about, and if that kind of weird is your jam, then you've got to pick up this book. We want you to read this book. You want you to read this book.


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Something Wilder By Christina Lauren Cover Image
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Published: Gallery Books - May 17th, 2022

My heart beats for this writing duo. They make some of the best romances of all time (hello, Unhoneymooners). Something Wilder is no exception. It is the absolute perfect summertime read. This time, they are taking us along the journey of facing the ex who broke your heart. Lily was abandoned, and left to run a dude ranch on her own. Leo left, never checked in, and the last she heard from him was when he told her he'd get in touch in a few days... ten years ago. Flash forward to present day, and Leo is shocked to see Lily running the adventure tour that his friend signed them all up for on this latest guys' trip. What he doesn't get is why she's giving him the cold shoulder, and when they do speak her voice is laced with hostility. She's the one who never returned his phone call after he got things with his family sorted. She called it quits on them. She doesn't get to be mad.
With miscommunication like that, how could these two NOT rekindle their lost romance while on a treasure-hunting horseback tour through the wild wild west? Obviously, this is some serious literature. (insert wink here) This book is so much fun, full of snarky comebacks, conveniently inconvenient opportunities for Leo and Lily to be forced together, and horses. What is there to resist? How could you possibly? If you're looking to feel all those squishy love feelings that a good romance can drum up, look no further. Fall into the arms of Something Wilder. I promise you won't regret it.


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House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

Sarah J. Maas has been ruling the world of YA fantasy for awhile now and recently made the jump into adult fantasy with her Crescent City series. House of Earth and Blood is the first installment in the series, and there is a huge amount of world-building involved in this novel as it sets the stage for not just the characters and Crescent City itself, but for the entire universe Maas has built at large. We are dealing with several major cities, countless species living in these cities, and the hierarchy of each of these species and how they operate under the ruling class of the Asteri (angels that have god-like powers). The story follows Bryce, a half-human, half-fae hybrid who lives in Crescent City as a post-undergrad just trying to figure out her next steps. Her biggest concern is what her Friday night plans will bring until the city she lives in is ripped apart by a demon that literally pulps its victims. That's a sure way to ruin anyone's Friday night. In a city that has a myriad of dangers for anyone with mortal blood (partial or full), Bryce finds herself in the middle of this crisis when the minor angels investigating turn to her to help catch this monster and put a stop to these grizzly murders. This is a true high fantasy read with a murder mystery, a slow-burn romance, and a lot of character and 'bigger picture' development. It's an extremely fun start to this series and if you are a longtime fan of Maas or you've never touched one of her books before but adore fantasy you definitely need to hop on this train.


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Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-Good Meals: A Cookbook By Tieghan Gerard Cover Image
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 29th, 2022

I am a long-time fan of Tieghan Gerard's. I am not someone who likes to cook. I have always seen it as a necessity and a chore which is unfortunate, because I do love to eat! Slowly, I've been trying to get better at not just adding to the catalog of dishes I'm able to make, but to actually enjoy the whole process as much as I can. Every Half Baked Harvest cookbook is a huge stepping stone toward marrying the necessity with the enjoyment of cooking. Each recipe not only thoroughly explains the dish, but also is rooted into some part of Gerard's life. Whether it is a dish her grandmother taught her, an experiment she made trying to copy one of her siblings' favorite dishes, or just a dish that reminds her of a specific season. They each have a lot of heart to them as well as accessibility, no matter your cooking level. Both of these are big draws to me. If I can have a heartwarming or funny story and it's also something delicious, I feel capable of taking on I'll give it a try!
This latest in her cookbooks is exceptional, because it truly is for the everyday and holds a lot of family favorites and comfort foods. As someone with strong Polish roots, I was obligated to look through it from the covershot of pierogies alone but was happily surprised with how many true comfort dishes are inside. It's like taking a trip to your grandma's, your favorite childhood birthday party, and all of your favorite holiday dishes in one place. The ultimate everyday cookbook. If you have the other Half Baked Harvest books obviously you have to pick this one up, but if you don't and you've always been torn on where to start, this is the one!


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The Paris Apartment: A Novel By Lucy Foley Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow - February 22nd, 2022

The Paris Apartment is the first thriller I have read in such a long time that I've been excited about! At the same time, this book also made me feel like I was going to jump out of my skin and gave me two nightmares, so, reader beware! I'm definitely a bit of a chicken, but Lucy Foley does such an incredible job of building the unease and suspense you can't help but be a little spooked! Her latest takes place in an exclusive apartment (gasp) in an equally exclusive neighborhood of the City of Lights. Ben Daniels, said apartment's resident, is a budding journalist trying to make a name for himself. When his half-sister Jess reaches out looking for a sympathetic place to crash, he's not surprised, since he is used to being Jess' lifeline, Ben agrees. He gives her the address to his new residence and the promise that he'll be there for her when she arrives. Of course, there is much more waiting for Jess in Paris than just her brother. This one hit all the top marks for me that generally turn me off of mystery thrillers; there was excellent suspense, growing unease (hello nightmares), the characters were believable and dynamic, and the twists that I genuinely did not see coming and were realistic to boot. The story was perfectly summed up and the ending was wild. This is a great pick to shake up the winter blues, or if you need a little thrill on these frosty nights!


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The Glass Woman: A Novel By Caroline Lea Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 8th, 2020

A tale in the tradition of Jane Eyre and Rebecca, in which a young woman follows her new husband to his remote home on the Icelandic coast in the 1680s, where she faces dark secrets surrounding the death of his first wife amidst a foreboding landscape and the superstitions of the local villagers


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Learwife: A Novel By J. R. Thorp Cover Image
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Published: Pegasus Books - December 7th, 2021

This book was not at all what I anticipated. I am a huge Shakespeare fan and have long been a sucker for good Anglican lore, so when Learwife was released, it felt like a no-brainer. A telling of what happened to King Lear’s banished wife after his and their children’s downfalls? Yes please! What I didn’t expect is that the entirety of the story would be told in an almost stream-of-consciousness narrative from the banished Queen's point of view. Thorp was very clearly inspired by the old epics and Learwife could easily fit in beside The Odyssey. It is very much written in a poetic manner and there is no actual dialogue, only rememberings in our leading lady’s head. That being said I really enjoyed it! It takes some getting used to, but once you’ve accepted that the novel is basically a ballad, Learwife is a really captivating tale. This is not the book for everyone, but if you have a love for the Bard and you enjoy a little bit of a challenge, this will not let you down. I would also highly recommend that you are at least familiar with the play King Lear before jumping in with Thorp’s novel. It’s not a must, but it will help keep you from being clear on the timeline and also who is who. Here's a good resource/summary. I’ve been trying to shake things up a little and step away from my comfort zone of fantasy. This definitely did the trick. Also, fear not, there were no nightmares attached to this novel for me! Just a lot of intense imagery and an itch to reread King Lear.


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King of Battle and Blood (Adrian X Isolde) By Scarlett St. Clair Cover Image
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Published: Bloom Books - November 30th, 2021

King of Battle and Blood is the fastest read I’ve had in awhile; clocking in at just about a day and half of my time. Time well spent if you ask me, especially if you’re a fan of kingdoms on the brink of destruction, tough as heck female protagonists, and you believe that sparkling is the greatest disservice vampires have ever been dealt. Princess Isolde has two great loves: her kingdom and her father. As the sole heir to her father’s throne she has been raised as not only a princess but a warrior. Isolde’s entire life has been spent in the shadow of King Adrian, the king of the undead, who has slowly but surely captured every kingdom between him and Isolde’s own. It is well known that the Vampire King shows no mercy on his path for control, but for Isolde, he may make an exception: marry him and her kingdom will not only be left to govern itself in peace but her people will also have his protection; a priceless offer when the threats upon her people have been all Isolde has ever known. More than willing to protect her world, Isolde agrees, not realizing that Adrian will be the least worrisome of monsters she encounters on her journey to her new home. This book is so much fun and a breath of fresh air on the vampire trope! It can be found in the young adult section of the store, but reader beware, this book is Ow Ow level spicy!


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The Grace Year: A Novel By Kim Liggett Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9781250145451
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Published: Wednesday Books - October 27th, 2020

The instant New York Times bestseller, Kim Liggett's The Grace Year is a speculative YA thriller in the vein of The Hunger Games and The Power, now in trade paperback.

No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.


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Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North By Adam Weymouth Cover Image
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 5th, 2019

Kings of the Yukon is probably the most beautifully written book I have read in a long time. And it is about salmon. King salmon. Adam Weymouth is a freelance journalist who has long harbored a love of the outdoors and specifically the water (a relatable admiration for us Michigan natives). He also has long been interested in salmon, perhaps one of the most well-recognized fish in the world. The culmination of these two passions is a four-month-long trip rafting and canoeing along the Yukon River to the furthest point in the northern hemisphere where king salmon are known to spawn. Weymouth takes you across every glassy lake, to every town meeting of native elders, and through interviews with both the US and Canada’s authorities on wildlife protection. It really is an incredible journey to be taken along on, and I’m telling you at the end, you will be in awe of the resilience of this famous fish and the people who rely on them. This book is soft enough to be the perfect gift for your “outdoorsy” friend and rugged enough for your dad ...whose perfect day is spent in waders.


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The Coward: Book I of the Quest for Heroes (Quest for Heroes  #1) By Stephen Aryan Cover Image
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Published: Angry Robot - June 8th, 2021

Kell Kressia was the living hero by definition: a boy of seventeen who traveled across the kingdom to face an unknown horror and returned as the lone survivor and savior of the people. Ten years later we catch up with Kell again, covered not in honor, but in excrement. Literally. He's living on the edge of his hometown, in a farm left to him by his deceased parents, and all he would like is for everyone to forget that he ever saved the kingdom. These days Kell spends most of his time throwing himself into the hard labor of keeping up his farm until he is too exhausted to make it to his bed, and if that isn’t enough to get him to sweet oblivion he’ll swim to it at the bottom of any bottle he can find. Heroism and fame were not supposed to come with nightmares, ghosts of the dead, and a curse. Kell is in a living hell. When he feels that there is no possible way things could get worse, a messenger arrives on his doorstep to tell him that the King is seeking his expertise with a problem that once plagued their lands ten years ago. A problem that Kell had supposedly taken care of ten years ago. When it becomes clear that he cannot refuse the King, Kell decides the only option is to run.
This is the first installment in a trilogy, (I know, I know!) but trust me this is another great fantasy read, and you do not want to miss out! Have I steered you wrong yet? I didn’t think so. It’s so much fun and is a great journey-tale with sharp wit and lively characters. I read the whole thing in just a few days, so if you’re looking for another fantasy series that you can agonize over the release of the next installment, here it is! You’re so welcome.


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Sistersong By Lucy Holland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316320771
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Published: Redhook - October 5th, 2021

If you walked by or stopped in the store at all this summer you definitely would’ve noticed our ‘summer of the myth’ window and probably a nice earful if recommendations if we noticed you admiring the display for longer than a millisecond. Well, if you loved every second of that then Sistersong is the next book for you. The story is split between the perspectives of three royal sisters; Riva, Keyne, and Sinne. All very different, growing more willful, and fearful of their futures and the future of their people. Their people are steeped in an old magic that intertwines them with the land. Each year they celebrate their gods with lavish festivals and in turn the gods offer protection of their lands, health to their people, and a strengthening of the royal family and their powers. Until King Cador no longer remembers these traditions and turns toward a new religion to save his people. His daughters in turn each feel their powers growing weaker as their festivals, traditions, and prayers to the old gods are slowly pushed aside and even banned. Worried for their futures and the futures of their people the sisters begin taking matters into their own hands as they carve out places for themselves in the community; even at the expense of angering their father the king. Each chapter jumps from the perspective of sister which I really enjoyed because they are such different characters with opposing personalities, voices, and view on each other and their surrounds that it really kept me on my toes. There were a lot of times where I thought I knew exactly what was going to happen next or how something would play out and I was pleasantly surprised. Definitely a great read if you’re still on a mythology kick but want to spice things up with a more nature-based religion rather than your typical Greek and Roman mythology. It’s full of magic, deceit, and the joys and pains of growing into who you are. A perfect read for this halloween season!


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The Bromance Book Club By Lyssa Kay Adams Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984806093
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Published: Berkley - November 5th, 2019

I am a sucker for a good romance, but the genre itself turns off a lot of readers. They think of syrupy proclamations of love; a woman splashed across a paperback cover who looks like she never met a ruffle she didn't like; and then of course the muscled hunk of man meat holding her up because everyone knows when you're in love you can't stand on your own two feet... Well this is not one of those romances, but it IS about them. Stay with me here folks! In this story our lovestruck heroine is actually our lovestruck hero. Gavin Scott is a professional baseball player for the Nashville Legends; his career is at the top of its game and he's the team's latest MVP. At home Gavin is not so beloved, and his wife has just asked for a divorce. Our hero is at a standstill, watching his home life go up in flames and believing this is truly the en. Then, a teammate throws him a lifeline with the Bromance Book Club. The Club is made up of all high profile men from the Nashville area who have all been in a similar position to Gavin and on the verge of losing their wives/fiances/girlfriends. They read romances that are specific to each new member's love life woes and then try and help them use what that book says about women and the way they perceive relationships and love to win back their partner. Gavin definitely does not want to reveal his marriage troubles to a group of men, and he especially doesn't want some fictional Duke's advice on the matter ...but he's sort of out of options. Now, I totally took this home with a grain of salt expecting it to be cheesy, lame, or make me roll my eyes at least at some points, but it didn't. This is actually a really great read and a touching story about giving it your all and standing by your partner when your relationship isn't all rosy and perfect any longer. Also, it's really just fun and hilarious to read the perspective of men in a romance-only book club. Seriously, don't skip over this one!


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Half Sick of Shadows By Laura Sebastian Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593200513
Published: Ace - July 6th, 2021

I spent a better part of last fall and winter just hoping, praying, wishing that someone, somewhere would return us to Camelot when, BAM! in walked Laura Sebastian. This is probably one of the most unique versions of this classic tale that I have ever read, and I enjoyed it so much. In this Camelot, our focus is on a young Seer by the name of Elaine. She is descended from a long line of women gifted with the Sight although she has been raised by a mother fearful and unaware of the full spectrum of their gift. Elaine is growing up in a Camelot where magic is strictly forbidden and punishable by death. In an effort to protect them both, Elaine's mother has been smothering her own gift and her daughter's for years, expressly forbidding Elaine to ever speak of it. This has made for a miserable existence indeed ...until Elaine meets Arthur's sister Morgana on a visit from the island of Avalon. Morgana is feared even as a young girl of 14 within the palace. She crackles with energy and magic in her very person, and Elaine cannot help but be fascinated by the bold girl who is so unlike herself. When offered the chance to leave Camelot behind and join Morgana on Avalon to live out from under the shadows and learn to control her Sight, she jumps at the offer. She won't be alone either. Elaine knows that Arthur has been living out his childhood on the island under the protection of the Fey folk who inhabit Avalon as well as Morgana's other closest friends, Lancelot and Guinevere. The storyline hops between Elaine's childhood in Camelot and her early years on Avalon growing as a Seer, to her present as Arthur's Advisor, helping guide him to his rightful place on the throne. Throughout this whole book I was a bundle of anticipation wondering if Elaine would be able to steer the four of them from the fate we know so well of Arthur and his Round Table. If you're at all a King Arthur fan, this one is definitely worth the read.


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The Soulmate Equation By Christina Lauren Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982123963
Published: Gallery Books - May 18th, 2021

I am a huge fan of this writing duo when it comes to easy, breezy, fun reads. Unhoneymooners is one of my favorite weekend reads of all time (seriously, if you haven’t yet, check it out) and The Soulmate Equation doesn’t disappoint, either! Jessica Davis is a 30-year-old single mom who is tired of the dating game. She barely has enough personal time during the week as is, and she hates wasting it away from her kid, on dead end guys. It’s time to throw in the towel and just embrace her future: flying solo and raising her daughter with the help of her best friend Fizzy and her grandparents who raised her. That is, until Jess and Fizzy find themselves being invited to be part of a test group for a new dating app that pairs singles based on their DNA compatibility. Forget trying to bond with a guy because he has the same coffee order as you; what if you could know you were aligned on a biological level? All you have to do is swab the inside of your cheek, send in your DNA, and the company will send you matches of people who are genetically fit to be your equal. Seems harmless enough and a good way to cut through all the red tape. That’s what Jess thinks as she sends in her kit only to find out she’s matched with someone very unexpected. She’s a 98% match for someone she knows she could never be with. How do you say no to science? This book has a fun and unexpected twist on the will they/won’t they trope, and it’s how I spent my whole afternoon last Saturday (yeah, start to finish I read this in one go). So, if you're looking to fill an afternoon just get The Soulmate Equation already!
Oh, and pssst: For those of you who were wondering, Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings.


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Beach Read By Emily Henry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION AND BOOK LOVERS!

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.


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Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky #1) By Rebecca Roanhorse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534437678
Published: S&S/Saga Press - October 13th, 2020

NOMINATED FOR THE 2021 HUGO AWARDS AND THE 2020 NEBULA AWARDS FOR BEST NOVEL

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.


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Run to the Finish: The Everyday Runner's Guide to Avoiding Injury, Ignoring the Clock, and Loving the Run By Amanda Brooks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738285993
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Published: Hachette Go - March 3rd, 2020

Inspiration and practical tips for runners who prioritize enjoyment over pace and embrace their place as an "average" runner


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Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) By Kristin Cashore Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547258300
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Published: Clarion Books - September 7th, 2009

Discover the Graceling Realm in this unforgettable, award-winning novel from bestselling author Kristin Cashore.


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You're Not Enough (And That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love By Allie Beth Stuckey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593083840
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Published: Sentinel - August 11th, 2020

From one of the sharpest Christian voices of her generation and host of the podcast Relatable comes a framework for escaping our culture of trendy narcissism—and embracing God instead. 


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A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) By Naomi Novik Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593128480
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Published: Del Rey - September 29th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver comes the first book of the Scholomance trilogy, the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic.


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Honey and Venom: Confessions of an Urban Beekeeper By Andrew Coté Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524799045
Published: Ballantine Books - June 9th, 2020

A year in the life of New York City’s premier beekeeper, who chronicles his adventures and the quirky personalities he encounters while spreading his infinite knowledge of and passion for the remarkable honey bee
 


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Of Literature and Lattes By Katherine Reay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780785222040
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Published: Thomas Nelson - May 12th, 2020

Return to the cozy and delightful town of Winsome, where two people discover the grace of letting go and the joy found in unexpected change.


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Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods: A Cookbook By Tieghan Gerard Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780525577072
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 29th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • There’s something for everyone in these 125 easy, show-stopping recipes: fewer ingredients, foolproof meal-prepping, effortless entertaining, and everything in between, including vegan and vegetarian options!

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED AND FOOD NETWORK


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My Favorite Half-Night Stand By Christina Lauren Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501197406
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Published: Gallery Books - December 4th, 2018

By the New York Times bestselling author who “hilariously depicts modern dating” (Us Weekly), My Favorite Half-Night Stand is a laugh-out-loud romp through online dating and its many, many fails.

Millie Morris has always been one of the guys.


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Ruthie Fear: A Novel By Maxim Loskutoff Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

Winner of the 2021 High Plains Book Award in Fiction

In this haunting parable of the American West, a young woman faces the violent past of her remote Montana valley.


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The Familiars By Stacey Halls Cover Image
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Published: Mira Books - October 1st, 2019

From the Author of the Sunday Times Bestseller, Mrs. England

In 1612 Lancaster, England, the hunt for witches has reached a fever pitch...


But in a time of suspicion and accusation, to be a woman may be the greatest risk of all.


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The Unhoneymooners By Christina Lauren Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501128035
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Published: Gallery Books - May 14th, 2019

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!


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Once Upon a River: A Novel By Diane Setterfield Cover Image
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - July 2nd, 2019

From the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “eerie and fascinating” (USA TODAY) The Thirteenth Tale comes a “swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful” (Madeline Miller, internationally bestselling author of Circe) novel about how we explain the world to ourselves, ourselves to others, and the meaning of our lives in a univ


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The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra By Alex Messenger Cover Image
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - November 10th, 2020

A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old's dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it's all about staying alive.


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The Printed Letter Bookshop By Katherine Reay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780785222002
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Published: Thomas Nelson - May 14th, 2019

Books. Love. Friendship. Second chances. All can be found at the Printed Letter Bookshop in the small, charming town of Winsome.


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How to Stop Time: A Novel By Matt Haig Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - June 11th, 2019

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library, “a quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations….A delightfully witty…poignant novel.” (The Washington Post)

Soon to be a TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch

How many lifetimes does it take to learn how to live?


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Waiting for Tom Hanks By Kerry Winfrey Cover Image
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Published: Berkley - June 11th, 2019

A rom-com-obsessed romantic waiting for her perfect leading man learns that life doesn’t always go according to a script in this delightfully charming and funny novel.


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The Sun Is a Compass: My 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds By Caroline Van Hemert Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316414449
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - February 25th, 2020

For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist's human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure.


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A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) By Naomi Novik Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593128480
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Published: Del Rey - September 29th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver comes the first book of the Scholomance trilogy, the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic.


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Alone on the Wall By Alex Honnold, David Roberts (With) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393356144
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2nd, 2018

Including two new chapters on Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of the iconic 3,000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.