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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

This story was excellent! Told from the point of view of 14 year old Arnold Spirit Jr. also known as Junior. Junior was born with Hydrocephalus, a diverseability that causes, seizures, a lisp, and Junior to be smaller in size. Because of his diverseability, Junior is often bullied, not only by other kids on the… Continue reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

This book is amazing! Written by the talented Rin Chupeco, author of The Bone Witch trilogy, The Never Tilting World follows the stories of it's four (!) main characters as they journey to the Abyss to fullfill their destinies and heal the Breaking. The story follows Catseye Lan; a noble healer and fighter, her girlfriend… Continue reading The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

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A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremisim in Africa by Alexis Okeowo

I have had this book on my book wish list for quite awhile now, and finally ordered it. I was not disappointed. This book is a collection of 4 stories of women and men in different African countries and some of the struggles that they have faced just trying to live their everday lives. From… Continue reading A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremisim in Africa by Alexis Okeowo

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The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

*SPOILER ALERT!* The Shadowglass is the last book in the Bone Witch trilogy by Rin Chupeco. And it was amazing! This book deftly brought together the past and the present, weaving them into a hard-to-put-down story. I loved this book! I enjoyed the journey following Tea and Kalen as they did whatever it took to… Continue reading The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

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The Heartforger by Rin Chupeco

The Heartforger is the second novel in the Bone Witch trilogy. The Heartforger focuses a bit more on Khalad and what his abilities as a forger include. Tea needs to help save Prince Kance from a sleeping sickness. Kalen still is suscpcious of Tea and her magic, and the Faceless are about causing trouble. Without… Continue reading The Heartforger by Rin Chupeco

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Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern

Bloodlust & Bonnets is an absolute delight! It is one of my most favourite graphic novels that I have read so far! The characters are funny and adorable, the plot is fun and quick paced, and the illustrations are well drawn! The story follows Lucy (a proper young lady seeking adventure), Lord Byron (yes THAT… Continue reading Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern

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Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace

Oh yes! Break Your Glass Slippers is the newest collection of poetry by Amanda Lovelace and it is divine! ***SPOILER ALERT *** This post is going to contain some of my favourite poems from this collection! Firstly, what I loved about this collection was that there were so many poems in it that I related… Continue reading Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace

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To Drink Coffee With a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

To Drink Coffee With a Ghost is the second and final poetry collection in the Things that H(a)unt duology by Amanda Lovelace. Again, this wasn't really a collection that spoke to me. I have an excellent relationship with my mother, of which I am blessed to have, and she is still living and well. Maybe… Continue reading To Drink Coffee With a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

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To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

To Make Monsters Out of Girls is the first book in The Things That H(a)unt duology by the amazing poetress Amanda Lovelace. While I thoroughly enjoyed The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One, and mostly enjoyed the Women Are Some Kind of Magic series, To Make Monsters Out of Girls wasn't really my cup of… Continue reading To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

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Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

*brief spoilers ahead* I really enjoyed reading Queen of the Conquered. It was such a fascinating story and hard to put down. I really got pulled into it. I liked the complexities of the main character Sigourney Rose, and I liked how other characters were portrayed. Alida Nørup was a faveourite secondary character, and I… Continue reading Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender