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House of Secrets
My new YA Victorian gothic fantasy novelette!

This was a just-for-fun writing project last year to take my mind off the anxiety of waiting to find out
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Jun 15, 2016
The House with Chicken Legs
it was amazing
Ohhhh. This book is brimming with real magic and wonder and beauty and heart, and I loved it SO MUCH. Marinka's aching loneliness broke my heart in th ...more
Jan 04, 2018
Dec 21, 2017
The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After (Bridgertons, #1.5-8.5; 9.5)
it was amazing
Honestly, I can objectively see that this book isn't going to be 5 stars for everybody - it's a collection of novella-length "second-epilogues" for Qu ...more
Apr 05, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
Penric and the Shaman (Penric and Desdemona, #2)
it was amazing
*4.5 stars*

When I first bought this (the day it came out), for some reason (I don't even remember why) I wasn't grabbed enough to keep reading, even t
Nov 09, 2016
Jun 25, 2016
How To Marry A Werewolf (Claw & Courtship, #1)
it was amazing
This fantasy romance novella was absolutely delightful (like all of Gail Carriger's fantasy romance novellas - I really love them). The first third or ...more
May 08, 2018
Sep 02, 2017
it was amazing
I'm only partway through this, but I just wanted to note already: HOODOO has one of the most fabulous narrative voices of any MG novel I've read in a ...more
Dec 12, 2016
Oct 05, 2015
Binny for Short (Binny, #1)
it was amazing
I read this book with total pleasure - mingled with total envy. Oh, at every page, I wished so hard that I had written it!

I love McKay's characters an
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Jan 28, 2013
Flying Magic: A Kat, Incorrigible Story
A short-short story about Kat all grown up and dealing with children of her own! This was so much fun to write - I hope you guys enjoy it.

I've posted
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Dec 01, 2016
Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)
it was amazing
This turned out to be one of my very favorite books in the series (and this is, by far, my favorite-ever urban fantasy series - I didn't click with Bo ...more
Sep 23, 2016
Sep 20, 2016
it was amazing
*4.5 stars*

SWORD is a rich, romantic, immersive and intensely emotional high fantasy novel, and oh, did I love it by the end. Stylistically, it remind
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May 08, 2015
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (Family Fletcher, #1)
it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book, to the point where, when I came to the end, I refused to read the acknowledgments - I couldn't stand the reminder that ...more
Sep 2014
Jun 14, 2014
The Goblin Emperor
it was amazing
The funny thing is, I wasn't at all sure that I'd like this book. It had sat on my wishlist for a very, very long time - I enjoyed her earlier books, ...more
Dec 29, 2014
May 13, 2014
Heroine Worship (Heroine Complex, #2)
it was amazing
I love this series about awesome (and emotionally complicated) superheroine best friends sharing a big old house in modern-day San Francisco, with cup ...more
May 14, 2018
Jan 02, 2017
Rivals in the City (The Agency, #4)
it was amazing
I loved, loved, loved this final episode in the Mary Quinn mystery series. Having left the fractured Agency, Mary has set herself up as a private dete ...more
May 24, 2014
Oct 27, 2011
Bunny Roo, I Love You
it was amazing
I pre-ordered the board book edition of this for my 3-year-old, although I wondered (not having read it yet myself) whether it might be too young for ...more
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Feb 09, 2017
The Disastrous Début of Agatha Tremain
This Victorian romantic fantasy novelette was previously published as "The Unladylike Education of Agatha Tremain" in the anthology Willful Impropriet ...more
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Feb 12, 2018
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)
it was amazing
I was honestly startled by just HOW MUCH I loved this novella. I was expecting it to be sharp and smart, which it was; I wasn't expecting just how fun ...more
May 06, 2017
Oct 26, 2016
Courting Magic (Kat, Incorrigible, #3.5)
It's out, it's out, it's out!

That's all. :)

(I'd been waiting a LONG time to be able to share this story!)

PS: And to answer a good question that someo
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Jun 13, 2014
Bayou Magic
it was amazing
Beautiful magical realism full of rich family relationships, strong women and girls, and beautiful writing. It isn't fast-paced, but it is luscious! I ...more
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Dec 11, 2014
A Crown of Bitter Orange (La Vie en Roses, #3)
it was amazing
Laura Florand writes so beautifully, and with such heartfelt emotion! I loved this book from beginning to end. (I was lucky enough to get an e-ARC - I ...more
Dec 20, 2016
Dec 18, 2016
A Most Improper Boxed Set: Kat, Incorrigible; Renegade Magic; Stolen Magic
It's out, it's out, it's out today! Kat is making her boxed set début, and I am ridiculously happy about it. In fact, I have declared today to officia ...more
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Oct 07, 2014
The Emperor of Mars (Secrets of the Dragon Tomb, #2)
it was amazing
I loooove this second book in the Secrets of the Dragon Tomb series. The Sullivans are one of my favorite fictional families ever, squabbling, strong- ...more
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Feb 16, 2016
Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries #1)
it was amazing
*4.5 stars*

I don't often read mysteries nowadays, but I loved the narrator's voice so much, it sucked me right in. I love librarian Aurora Teagarden,
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Apr 11, 2012
This Would Make a Good Story Someday
it was amazing
This is such a sweet, fun and genuinely *likable* book with characters and situations that feel so real and relatable. When 12-year-old Sara's mother ...more
Jan 2017
Sep 21, 2016
Strangehold (Crossroads of Worlds, #1)
it was amazing
I loved, loved, loved this novella - my favorite new urban fantasy in ages! The heroine, Morgan, is a 43-year-old spellcaster who's grown into her pow ...more
May 2017
Apr 27, 2017
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim (The Story of Owen, #1)
it was amazing
This book is just so funny, warm, and just lovable in every way. Dragon-slayers in modern Canada! And the wry, deadpan voice of the narrator, Siobhan ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Aug 31, 2013
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power
it was amazing
I have never, EVER loved any comic as much as I head-over-heels ADORED The Unbeatable Squirrel, Volume 1! It was so hilarious and so AWESOME. I looooo ...more
Dec 29, 2015
Dec 28, 2015
Mirror Magic
it was amazing
Clever, creepy, and gorgeously magical, with a heroine I utterly adored and really fabulous world-building. Set in a town on the edge of Victorian Eng ...more
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Oct 31, 2017
The Tea Master and the Detective (Xuya Universe)
it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this one, and I started reading it at 3 a.m. on a night when I was sitting up with a sick child. It's a sig ...more
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Jan 13, 2018
Occupy Me
it was amazing
A brilliantly mind-warping, fast-paced science fiction thriller starring, among others, a powerful angel, a fifty-ish Scottish veterinarian who also d ...more
Jan 29, 2016
Jan 21, 2016
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