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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. Roc, 2015. As the story opens, our heroine, Irene, is disguised as a maid at a boys’ boarding school, scrubbing late at night in order for a chance to achieve her mission: taking an … Continue reading

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Ancillary Justice and Monstress

Here is some of my recent reading for grown-ups – two beautifully detailed, intricately plotted, and female-focused worlds.  Both of these showed up in my Top 10 New-to-Me Authors I Read for the First Time in 2016. Ancillary Justice. Imperial … Continue reading

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TTT: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For the First Time In 2016

Here are ten of my favorite new authors for 2016, with great stories for middle grade, teen and adult readers. Continue reading

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The Mountain of Kept Memory

Take a break from real life politics with tricksy fantasy politics in a gorgeous setting in the Mountain of Kept Memory by Rachel Neumeier. Continue reading

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Top 10 Fantasy Authors I’ve Never Read for Top 10 Tuesday

I don’t remember what was on my TBR before I started blogging 12 years ago. But since I’ve been blogging I have built up quite a list of authors that I’m sure I’d like but have never gotten around to reading during that time. Continue reading

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Diversity on the Shelf – June Update

#DiversityontheShelf Challenge Update – 4 #ownvoices book, 3 more diverse reads, for kids, teens & grown-ups. Continue reading

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House of Shattered Wings

Once again, the Book Smugglers and Fan Girl Happy Hour, convinced me to try a book from a new author – even though it’s meant for adults.  I swear I picked this up without even reading what it was about … Continue reading

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Masks and Shadows

I’d been planning to wait to read this first adult novel from Stephanie Burgis until it came out in print… and then I found myself unable to resist the lure of the e-arc from Edelweiss.  Thanks to Pyr for giving … Continue reading

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The Princess in Black

I’m hoping to do a longer post on the holiday books soon, but here’s the prose book we gave my daughter yesterday. The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Candlewick, 2014. Princess Magnolia … Continue reading

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The Golden City

This is historical fantasy set in Portugal, a rare enough setting that I couldn’t resist it. The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney. ROC Penguin Group, 2013. Oriana Paredes is a sereia, a sea person, undercover in the Golden City, … Continue reading

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