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Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal
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I received a ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. There’s so much to like here - tattoos, theater, strong characters, the search for freedom. The thematic elements of rebellion and the nature of free will were perfect for my current ...more
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The Tyrant's Tomb by Rick Riordan
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Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
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I listened to the audio of this book. It is a big book, and the audio returned itself to the library when I had just a couple of hours left. I waited for it to come back in rather than finishing things off with the print version. Hence the very long ...more
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Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
Magic for Liars
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I read an ARC of this book. I knew nothing about this book or author before reading and now am ready to read anything by Sarah Gailey. This is a lovely, genre-bending, book that is a pleasure to read. Well constructed and clever.
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Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
Magic for Liars
by Sarah Gailey (Goodreads Author)
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I read an ARC of this book. I knew nothing about this book or author before reading and now am ready to read anything by Sarah Gailey. This is a lovely, genre-bending, book that is a pleasure to read. Well constructed and clever.
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Dodger by Terry Pratchett
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I listened to the audio version of this book and can heartily recommend it. A large part of the charm of this novel is in Pratchett's ear for voices and accents, and listening to it enhances that. This book is clever and fun. Dodger meets several ...more
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Dodger by Terry Pratchett
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I listened to the audio version of this book and can heartily recommend it. A large part of the charm of this novel is in Pratchett's ear for voices and accents, and listening to it enhances that. This book is clever and fun. Dodger meets several ...more
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The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
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This was a a typically spare and straightforward mystery, as Christie's novels are. It does rely to a large extent on coincidence and has an example of Instalove, a trope I don't care for. Still, it does what the reader expects it to do.
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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
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You know what's sad? When you are really excited about a book and then it just doesn't work for you. That was my experience with The Gilded Wolves. Overall, it is nicely plotted and has elements I enjoy - an ensemble cast, heists, puzzles, magic, and ...more
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