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Book Review: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting Book by Sophie Irwin

A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting was a lot of fun! We follow Kitty, the eldest of a family of recently orphaned and soon-to-be-destitute daughters, who sets out to secure their future and a rich husband at her first ever London Season. Her mission is both hampered and helped by Lord Radcliffe, who’s determined to keepContinue reading “Book Review: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting Book by Sophie Irwin”

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Book Review: For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World by Michael W. Waters and Keisha Morris

(I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you #NetGalley and thank you Flyaway Books!) I enjoyed For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World. It’s a picture book full of important messages about social activism centering on Jeremiah, a young African American boyContinue reading “Book Review: For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World by Michael W. Waters and Keisha Morris”

Book Review: My Sister, Daisy by Ardia Karlsson

(I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So thank you NetGalley and thank you Raintree Publishers!) My, Sister Daisy is a children’s picture book told from the point of view of a little boy whose younger sibling comes out as trans. Daisy’s whole family are lovingContinue reading “Book Review: My Sister, Daisy by Ardia Karlsson”

Book Review: A Quick and Easy Guide to Asexuality by Molly Muldoon and Will Hernandez

(I received an ARC of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So thank you NetGalley! And thank you Oni Press!) There just aren’t that many books out there about asexuality so I jumped at the chance to review this one. It was a good decision! A Quick and Easy Guide toContinue reading “Book Review: A Quick and Easy Guide to Asexuality by Molly Muldoon and Will Hernandez”

Book Review: Venetia by Georgette Heyer

I received a free copy of Penguin Random House UK Audio’s new audiobook recording of ‘Venetia’ by Georgette Heyer from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So thank you NetGalley and Penguin!  ‘Venetia’ is the story of the 25 year old titular heroine who’s spent her whole life in seclusion on her family’s estate inContinue reading “Book Review: Venetia by Georgette Heyer”

Book Review: How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie

I received a free copy of the audiobook of ‘How to Kill Your Family’ from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, so thank you NetGalley! Unfortunately, my request was granted on the day of publication, so it’s a little late. ‘How to Kill Your Family’ is less alarming than it sounds, but it’s stillContinue reading “Book Review: How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie”

That’s (Really) Not All, Folks!

A while ago, an article in The Sunday Times’ Culture magazine annoyed me so much I started a list. Said article claimed: “It’s time to appreciate [animation’s] wonders.” And then proceeded to list mainstream commercial hits by well-known studios. Of the 14 films recommended, for example, seven were Disney or Pixar. Of only three animeContinue reading “That’s (Really) Not All, Folks!”

Review: Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

I was given a free copy of this book by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. That was back in August. I finally finished Seven Devils at literally the eleventh hour on New Year’s Eve 2020. That kind of sums up my main issue with the book. I just didn’t enjoy it. IContinue reading “Review: Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam”

Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

In Other Lands is delightful. It’s a funny but heartwarming deconstruction of popular fantasy and Magic School stories and tropes, like Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia. It’s also bursting with witty banter, social commentary and memorable characters. Characters like Elliot, our protagonist and viewpoint character, who’s whisked away from his indifferent father andContinue reading “Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan”

Review: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

This was an interesting one. The Dreamers is a 2019 novel by Karen Thompson Walker about a sleepy Californian college town suddenly beset by a mysterious and contagious sleeping sickness. The book follows various largely unconnected survivors and victims as the disease and panic spreads, while occasionally waxing poetic about the subjective nature of reality,Continue reading “Review: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker”