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The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
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It's got everything I look for in an adventure novel: swordfights, romance, double-crosses, a scene-stealing villain, some snappy dialogue, and more swordfights.

Rudolf faces down most of the temptations of ruling a nation, but another character is f
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Venetian Masque by Rafael Sabatini
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The plot has a lot of great twists, and every time I thought I saw a way out for Marc he wound up in the middle of some fresh disaster. He's constantly forced to justify himself to both sides of the conflict, making compromises for the sake of his la ...more
Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire
“Logic and loss aren't always great friends. Sometimes we mourn for the things that hurt us. Sometimes, that's okay.”
Seanan McGuire
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
“That's how the madness of the world tries to colonize you: from the outside in, forcing you to live in its reality.”
Jeff VanderMeer
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Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
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It's great that Cordelia and Aral meet as adults with their own priorities and responsibilities. Their relationship dances between sudden and slow burn and inevitable and doomed, and I loved every minute of it.
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A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
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Between the historical memoir style and the "science in a fantasy world" concept, this book really drew me in. The heroine has a strong, distinctive voice that reminds me a little of Amelia Peabody, which is also a plus. And while I love stereotypica ...more
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Perdition by Ann Aguirre
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The tone is dark enough tone to fit the space prison setting, but thankfully it never crosses the line into that bleak sense of despair that some gritty novels reach for. There's a good mix of intrigue and action as well. The characters aren't always ...more
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The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke
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This book has pretty prose, vivid descriptions, and an easy pace that never ends up feeling slow. I thought the characters were both relatable and compelling. The heroine had some blind spots that led to trouble, but they were understandable rather t ...more
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A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn
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This historical novel includes a mystery plot, but the characters are the main attraction. They're selfish, tawdry, a bit anachronistic, and sometimes they're downright mean. Despite all this (or maybe because of it), I was fascinated by their story. ...more
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Unveiled by Courtney Milan
Unveiled (Turner, #1)
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The hero is a touch too perfect and understanding. Seriously, even his flaws are endearing. And since that's exactly what I want from my fluffy, escapist lady books, I loved every minute of it.
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Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere.”
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“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”
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“Logic and loss aren't always great friends. Sometimes we mourn for the things that hurt us. Sometimes, that's okay.”
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Eleanor Roosevelt
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

Jeff VanderMeer
“That's how the madness of the world tries to colonize you: from the outside in, forcing you to live in its reality.”
Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation

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