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Review: Malice, by Heather Walter

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2021 11:39:53 AM / by Suzanne posted in review

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This review contains a couple of mild spoilers.

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Mini-Reviews, 4/5/21 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2021 12:28:26 PM / by Suzanne posted in review

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More mini-reviews! Reviews of The Stormbringer, A Dark and Hollow Star, Sweet & Bitter magic, Act Your Age, Eve Brown and Forget About Me.  That's two f/f YA fantasy novels, two adult f/m contemporary romances and an adult f/m fantasy romance.

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Top Off Your TBR: April 2021 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2021 6:38:55 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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April in my life means:

Mud.

Lambs. Though not this year. Again. I miss my mom, this pandemic sucks. She did send me photos!

Pre-summer caretaking for the four trees in my little orchard.

It's been a long time since I lived in a city during April, so I'm not sure what April means to everyone else. Tell me!

Oh, and here are some books releasing this month.

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Giveaway: 2 Copies of SARAHLAND, by Sam Cohen

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2021 10:28:00 AM / by Suzanne posted in giveaway

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Though it's not romance, I thought a lot of you might be interested in Sarahland, a queer, kinda weird collection of stories about many different Sarahs.

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Review: Perfect on Paper, by Sophie Gonzales

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne posted in review

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Perfect on Paper is a perfect queer YA romance. Darcy Phillips is a bisexual teen who secretly receives relationship questions via an unused school locker and dispenses advice by email. Hopelessly in love with her lesbian best friend, she's great at giving advice and terrible at managing her own relationships.  When she's caught in the act of opening the locker by Alexander Brougham (who goes by his last name), she agrees to help him get his ex-girlfriend back. (PS Brougham is Australian like the author.)

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Review: The Wife in the Attic, by Rose Lerner

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2021 11:06:12 AM / by Suzanne posted in review

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When I first heard that Rose Lerner was writing an f/f/ gothic retelling of Jane Eyre, I was thrilled. My expectations were high! Then Audible picked it up as an Audible Original and I got even more excited knowing I wouldn't have to wait for one of those days when my brain can read words on a page. This book on audio is long--a little over 16 hours. I'm happy to report, however, that it's very much worth the time investment.

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Review: Down Comes the Night, by Allison Saft

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2021 2:39:40 PM / by Suzanne posted in review

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Down Comes the Night is pitched as a gothic romantic historical fantasy novel and it both fits and doesn't fit that framing. I've been trying to sift through the various subplots and characters to figure out the essence of the book and I'm not sure it quite came together in the end. A case of close-but-not-quite-there. However, I think this is a book that will work well for a lot of readers, so let's get into it.

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Top Off Your TBR: March 2021 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2021 8:25:31 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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It's March! The sun is coming back!

I don't have anything pithy to say, so let's get right to the books, shall we?

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Mini-Reviews, 2/24/21 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne posted in review

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More mini-reviews! Reviews of I Wanna Be Where You Are, Happily Ever Afters, The Sweetest Fix, Lore and Of Wicked Blood.  That's two f/m contemporary YA romances, an adult f/m contemporary romance and two YA fantasy novels with romantic elements.

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Review: The Beautiful Things Shoppe, by Philip William Stover

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne posted in review

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The Beautiful Things Shoppe is one of those magical enemies-to-lovers romances in which neither character comes off like a jerk. Danny and Prescott end up sharing an antiques shop and have completely opposite approaches to the venture. Danny sells old bits of pop culture including a cartoony cookie jar and Prescott prefers high-end furniture and housewares. They have an immediate dislike for each other, but it's a flimsy thing that quickly gives way to respect and then those inconvenient feelings.

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