• Lady Killers: The Women Who put Jack the Ripper to Shame

    Lady Killers: The Women Who put Jack the Ripper to Shame0

    Lady Killers Tori Telfer Harper Collins Publishers October 10, 2017 A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Lady Killers is for anyone who treats themselves to the occasional morbid indulgence. It plugs a lot of the gaps traditionally left out of roundups of history’s most brutal murderers.

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  • The Book of Joan

    The Book of Joan0

    The Book of Joan Lidia Yuknavitch HarperCollins April 18, 2017 A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Better, more eloquent people than me have reviewed Lidia Yuknavitch’s latest novel, The Book of Joan. It’s been covered by Publishers Weekly, NPR, and the New York Times. For just about

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  • No One is Alone in Being Queer: Queer, There, and Everywhere

    No One is Alone in Being Queer: Queer, There, and Everywhere0

    Queer, There, and Everywhere: 22 People Who Changed the World Sarah Prager HarperCollins May 23, 2017 HarperCollins provided a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Grit by Gillian French [Review]

    Grit by Gillian French [Review]0

    • May 19, 2017

    Grit Gillian French HarperTeen May 16, 2017 I love a small town story. I grew up in various small towns around the Midwest so I can really appreciate when an author can capture the sense of claustrophobia that sometimes comes with that life. Gillian French’s Grit explores those themes but never quite gets there for

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  • Spindle Fire: Interesting Ideas, Poor and Problematic Execution

    Spindle Fire: Interesting Ideas, Poor and Problematic Execution0

    Spindle Fire Lexa Hillyer HarperCollins April 11 2017 A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer is described by Publisher HarperCollins as “enthralling” and a “wholly original reimagining of a classic faerie story.” In truth the book is a mishmash of YA tropes set

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  • Saying Their Names: A Review of THE HATE U GIVE

    Saying Their Names: A Review of THE HATE U GIVE0

    The Hate U Give  Angie Thomas Belzer + Bray February 28, 2017 Long ago, in the days when we bought CDs, we also bragged about who got whose new CD and learned the words to all the songs. We used liner notes to help us understand the lyrics the first time and then learn them

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