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Mini(bot) Reviews: The Hidden Witch and The Ghost Road

Coming at you today with some spoopy middle-grade and YA reads that I enjoyed.

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Book Review: In An Absent Dream

If you’ve been around my blog for a while you might have seen my reviews for the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire. The latest installment, In An Absent Dream, was released this January so I re-read the whole series!

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Book Review: Mary B.

Mary B.
By Katherine J. Chen

Not My Edition:
Library Paperback, 436 pages
2018, Random House
ISBN: 9780525631811 (Large print)

Told from the perspective of the oft-overlooked Mary, this novel covers the events before, during and after Pride and Prejudice.

That’s a pretty simple blurb, but it covers the basics without giving away any of the unique details of the story. (Perhaps I should aim for one sentence descriptions in the future!)

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R.L. Stine Retrospective – Part 3: Superstitious

Here it is, guys, the piece de resistance, the third and final part of this suck-fest, the crown jewel of this shitstorm: R.L. Stine’s debut adult novel, Superstitious! Prepare yourself for adult language in this adult review of this totally for adults book.

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Mini(bot) Reviews: The Witch Boy & The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World

Time for a couple more mini-reviews – a book I quite enjoyed and a book that turned out to be rather a huge disappointment.

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R.L Stine Retrospective – Part 1: The Sign of Fear

I love to revisit nostalgic reads I enjoyed as a kid and teen. Some, I continue to love throughout the years (Blood and Chocolate & The Witch of Blackbird Pond) and others don’t hold up so well (sorry, Artemis Foul Fowl). Recently, I embarked on a quest to re-read two childhood R.L. Stine favorites of mine (aside from basically the entire Goosebumps series) and try out his debut adult novel.

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Book Review: All the Ever Afters

All the Ever Afters
By Danielle Teller

My Edition:
ARC Paperback, 373 pages
2018, William Morrow
ISBN: 9780062846297

I won a copy of this book from LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review.

Before Cinderlla, there was her stepmother, Agnes. Born a peasant and forced at age 10 to work as a servant in the laundry room of her lord’s manner because her family couldn’t afford to keep her at home, Agnes works hard to build a life for herself. After bearing children, she builds a life for herself running an inn and brewery – until the death of lover leaves her penniless and seeking servitude once more. She finds herself back at the lord’s manner, playing nursemaid to little Ella and struggling to carve out a life for herself and her daughters.

I’m a sucker for fairytale retellings, especially when they’re told from the point of view of the “villain” and extra especially (yep) when the view humanizes the characters and makes you see that the story isn’t simply a tale of good and evil.

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