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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Burial Rites
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I loved visiting Iceland. In case you've never been there, Iceland has a lot to offer. The people are friendly, hard-working, willing to live in the moment, pragmatic, intelligent, well-read, and collaborative. What I liked best about "Burial Rites,"...more
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The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
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Usually when I don't like a book this much, it's because I forced myself to read something I wasn't really interested in at the time. That's not the case with "Winner's Curse." I was looking for an exciting, character-focused YA fantasy with a female...more
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Crystal is 80% done with The Winner's Curse: I think this book is a dud for me. Don't say I didn't give it a shot!
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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
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"Thank you! I liked the cyberspace and video game elements the most, so that helped me ignore the male gaze problem. I do still recommend it. One more...more "
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City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
City of Stairs
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"City of Stairs" has everything I want in a book: humor, action, fully-fleshed characters, romance, fantasy, science, and all set in a very distinct world. From the moment I picked it up, I felt hooked. There are a few main reasons to try this book:

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