Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Story: C+ Narration: B+ Shatter Me is the story of Juliette Ferrars, a seventeen year-old girl who has been confined to a room in an asylum for a bit less than a year. Even before her incarceration she was isolated and denied human contact because, as she discovered in the most horrible way possible, her […]

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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Book: B+ Narration: A- The Thirteenth Tale is a compelling and atmospheric story-within-a-story with Gothic elements that both repulse and draw the reader in. The core mystery is served up in bits and pieces, the writing is excellent, and the story is skillfully delivered by dual narrators. This audiobook was an engaging listen and has […]

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Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil and Kaja Foglio

Story: B+ Narration: A Sometimes I like a book because the writing is evocative or a character resonates with me. Sometimes the descriptions are so eloquent I can’t help but be in awe of the writer’s skill. Sometimes there’s a breakneck current of action that sweeps me past any less-than-stellar-writing rocks. Sometimes, I come across […]

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Mastiff: The Legend of Beka Cooper #3 by Tamora Pierce

Book: B+ Narration: A In the final installment of Tamora Pierce’s Beka Cooper trilogy, Beka (a member of the Provost’s Guard who are colloquially and collectively known as Dogs) is summoned from her bed in the middle of the night by Lord Gershom and sent on a secret mission. She finds herself crossing the kingdom […]

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Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook

Book: B+ Narration: B I’ve spent entirely too long trying to write a review of this book and I’m finding it oddly difficult so I’m going to try a more general / flow of consciousness / conversational review style. The best I can give you in terms of a standard review (if there is such […]

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