Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part II // Mean Girls in Shakespearean, tea dragons, and boy next door

William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher e-ARC, 176 pages Published April 23rd 2019 by Quirk Books ✰✰✰✰ Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Jealousy. Betrayals. Star-crossed lovers. When you consider all these plot points, it’s pretty surprising William Shakespeare didn’t write Mean Girls. But now fans can treat themselves to the epic drama–and heroic hilarity–of the […]

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Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part I // Murder, Gay Royals, and more Murder

The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell e-ARC, 351 pages Published June 18th 2019 by Penguin Books ✰✰✰✰.5 A thrilling Victorian gothic horror tale about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder. […]

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Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia // Mayan mythology sets in the roaring 20s

Gods of Jade and Shadow  by Silva Moreno-Garcia Kindle Edition, 352 pages Expected publication: July 23rd 2019 by Del Rey ✰✰✰ The Mayan God of Death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore, for readers of The Song of Achilles and Uprooted. Here we shall begin to tell […]

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June Wrap Up & July TBR (2019) // A month where I zombified through the day

Oh June, what did you do to me? THE LANGUAGE OF FIRE: JOAN OF ARC REIMAGINED by Stephanie Hemphill // ✰✰✰ {e-ARC} RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston // DNF THE POISON THREAD by Laura Purcell // ✰✰✰✰ {e-ARC} NEVER CONTENTED THINGS by Sarah Porter // DNF {e-ARC} THE GIFTED SCHOOL by Brian Holsinger {e-ARC} GOOD […]

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