Monthly Archives: November 2019

Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson

It would be hard to rate this as anything other than a 5 star since the writing is so good, the characters nuanced, and the plot highly grounded. More so than most YA books out there, this eschews platitudes in … Continue reading

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The Mall by Megan McCafferty

From the beginning dedication of “To all Riot Grrrls, past present and future” you’ll get an instant idea of what to expect from The Mall. There are a lot feminist ideas here, perhaps the author looking back at the time … Continue reading

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Jujutsu Kaisen 2 by Gege Akutami

This still has me curious enough to keep reading and see where this will go. It feels very much like Bleach and certainly the worldbuilding as established hints at some interesting storylines yet to come. For now, we bear with … Continue reading

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Given, Vol. 1 by Natsuki Kizu

I was really on the fence about whether to rate this 3 or 4 stars. On the one hand, this firmly hits too many of the BL cliches and on the other hand it does have an interesting idea to … Continue reading

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Addams’ Apple by Sarah M. Henry and Luc Sante

Charles Addams definitely had his own unique view of the world – and it was that unexpected quirkiness in his otherwise mundane-looking comics that gave him fame. While most will know of his Addams Family movies/TV, it is interesting to … Continue reading

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Bubble In The Sun by Christopher Knowlton

Bubble In The Sun is a thoroughly researched and engagingly written history of the Florida land boom in the 1920s. The book focuses mainly on four real estate speculators: Carl Fisher in Miami Beach, Addison Mizner in Palm Beach and … Continue reading

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Archangel Rising by Evan Currie

Top of my list for guilty pleasures definitely has to be the books in the Odyssey One/Odysseus/Archangel ongoing series. I absolutely adore those books and eagerly devour them as soon as I can get my hands on them. In much … Continue reading

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