Tag Archives: new adult

Giant Days by John Allison

Read June 2022 Recommended for grown up fans of Lumberjanes ★   ★   1/2   Underwhelming, given the rave reviews. Mildly diverting. Art is reminiscent of the delightful Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy, which is probably what tempted me, along … Continue reading

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The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia

Read March 2022 ★   ★  ★ Reminds me very much of early adolescence; earnest, sincere, and very awkward. I have no doubt that some will love it’s wholehearted embracement of the exploration of identity and I absolutely wish them enjoyment … Continue reading

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A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

Recommended for fans of Hardinge Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   1/2 “They had found the edges of each other’s temper, like jagged rocks under a placid skin of water.” Frances Hardinge is an amazing writer. She is one of … Continue reading

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The Left-Hand Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

Recommended for: ya traditionalists Read in July 2021 ★   ★   ★   1/2     I’ve bounced off Sabriel by Garth Nix enough times that I was hesitant to give his latest a try, but Nataliya’s fine review caught my imagination, … Continue reading

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European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss

Read June 2021★  ★  1/2 To be blunt, this was a chore. Though the premise was intriguing–the female children of some of book-history’s most villainous men come together as a Society–the execution made it an exercise in perseverance.  But that … Continue reading

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The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey

Read September 2020 Recommended for fans of YA post-apocalypse  ★     ★    ★    I’m a sucker for a post-apocalyptic novel, so when it seemed like some friends wanted to read The Book of Koli, followed by a serendipitous … Continue reading

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