• YA Trope Crushing: A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

    YA Trope Crushing: A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe0

    A Mortal Song Megan Crewe Another World Press September 2016 If you’re even slightly familiar with young adult novels, you know that one of the more popular tropes found is “The Hero is The Chosen One.” With A Mortal Song, Megan Crewe flips this trope on its head and dropkicks it.

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  • Love in the Laboratory: Gail Carriger’s Romancing the Inventor

    Love in the Laboratory: Gail Carriger’s Romancing the Inventor0

    Romancing the Inventor Supernatural Society #1 Gail Carriger November 1, 2016 Romancing the Inventor is the first book of the Supernatural Society, an LGBTQ+ focused novella series set in Gail Carriger’s Parasolverse. Note: A review copy was provided at no charge by the author. Imogene Hale is young(ish), more than averagely pretty, and so not interested

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  • Review: The End of the Perfect 10 by Dvora Meyers

    Review: The End of the Perfect 10 by Dvora Meyers0

    The End of the Perfect Ten: The Making & Breaking of Gymnastics’ Top Score–from Nadia to Now Dvora Meyers Touchstone 2016 The Olympics may be over, but your gymnastics obsession doesn’t have to be. Admittedly, I am only an every-four-years watcher of women’s gymnastics, so my obsession is limited to a short time frame, but

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  • Gender Fluidity in Fiction: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

    Gender Fluidity in Fiction: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin0

    Symptoms of Being Human Jeff Garvin Balzer & Bray February 2016 Jeff Garvin’s debut novel Symptoms of Being Human is a contemporary young adult novel starring Riley Cavanaugh, the only child of a prominent California congressman. The story opens on the morning of Riley’s first day at a new school, detailing the process of eating

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  • High Stakes and High Seas: My Last Continent & What We Become

    High Stakes and High Seas: My Last Continent & What We Become0

    Disclaimer: A review copy of these books was provided by the publisher for an honest review. My Last Continent by Midge Raymond and What We Become by Arturo Pérez-Reverte are two recently released novels from Simon & Schuster, and if you skim their surface, they initially appear to be quite similar. Starting with their covers—My Last Continent

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  • Horror and Domestic Violence: Woman in White by Kristin Dearborn

    Horror and Domestic Violence: Woman in White by Kristin Dearborn0

    Woman in White Kristin Dearborn DarkFuse February 2016 I read an interview with Kristin Dearborn in which she mentions The Shining and The Thing as two of her inspirations, as well as talking about toxic relationships and domestic violence. Yep, hooked, there right now. Woman in White lived up to the expectations that name-dropping some

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