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Reviews. Tags. Thoughts about Books.

The Nix by Nathan Hill

By Courtenay 5/5 Okay, this is going to be rather different than my other reviews. Mostly because I cannot stop thinking about how wonderful this book is. It encompasses so many different things that I hope I can do justice... Continue Reading →

whiskey words & a shovel I: Revised Edition by r.h. sin

By Courtenay *** I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher through Netgalley. All opinions are my own 2/5 whiskey words & a shovel 1 is a is a revised and repackaged collection of the self-same... Continue Reading →

Sealskin by Su Bristow

By Courtenay Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault 3.5/5 Sealskin will be published May 1, 2017 by Orenda Press. *** I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher through Netgalley. All opinions are my own. Sealskin is a re-interpretation... Continue Reading →

Children of the New World- Alexander Weinstein

By Courtenay I was graciously provided with a copy of this book through Netgalley. All opinions are my own. 2/5 Children of the New World is a collection of thirteen stories exploring themes of technology and sexuality in the near... Continue Reading →

Caraval (Stephanie Garber) 7

By Paola Since I went on a rant here I thought it would just be a good idea to make this its own post, instead of having a super long post with 3 chapters. So we open up with Scarlett... Continue Reading →

A Close and Common Orbit- Becky Chambers

By Paola  4.5/5 Becky Chambers writes what science fiction should be. What I mean by that is that the world that she was built for both A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and the companion, A Close and... Continue Reading →

Caraval (Stephanie Garber) 3-6

By Paola Spoiler Warning for both Caraval and the Six of Crows duology here! We start with the story of Del Ojos Beach, where Scarlett has set up this meeting, and how Scarlett was told as a kid that it... Continue Reading →

Caraval (Stephanie Garber): 1-3

By Paola In the grand tradition of my icons Snarktheater and Readingwithavengence, this is the start of a book snark! For those not in the know, this is where I come to make fun of critique books in a more... Continue Reading →

Sorcerer to the Crown-Zen Cho

By Paola 3/5 First of all, I just want to make sure that everyone understands that while this book has a similar style to the regency/Austen style found in Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell, and a somewhat similar... Continue Reading →

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