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The Plotters by Un-su Kim, Sora Kim-Russell (translator), #17 review

Publication date: 20 August 2010 The important thing is not who pulls the trigger but who’s behind the person who pulls the trigger—the plotters, the masterminds working in the shadows. Raised by Old Raccoon in The Library of Dogs, Reseng has always been surrounded by plots to kill—and by books that no one ever reads. […]

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The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf, #15 review

Publication date : 5 February 2019 A music-loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical moviegoing, Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though, Mel also believes […]

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To Make Monsters Out of Girls (Things that Haunt #1) by Amanda Lovelace, #16 review

Publication date: 18 September 2018 “What happens when the man of your dreams turns out to be a nightmare with sharp teeth and claws?” Winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry, amanda lovelace presents her new illustrated duology, “things that h(a)unt.” In this first installment, to make monsters out of girls, lovelace […]

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Children of Blood and Bone ( Legacy of Orisha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi , #14 book review

Publication date: 6 March 2018 They killed my mother.They took our magic.They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a […]

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New Year, New Blog?

Basically, this is what happened New Year? Maybe it’s time to get that blog — @elysian_booksish And now here we are. Welcome to my blog. It is mostly done. I might change some setting now and then to see what works better. I spent quite a lot of time building this so I do hope […]

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The Bookish Faerie ,why?

Faerie /ˈfeɪəri,ˈfɛːri/ noun ARCHAIC•LITERARY imaginary; mythical.modifier noun: faerie; modifier noun: faery“bookish faerie” I find that I’m more comfortable walking around d in elf ears than with normal round ears. Is that strange? Probably. Probably not. *shrugs* Hence, the decision to make The Bookish Faerie part of my brand. Faeries are whimsical. They are elysian to […]

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The Wicked King(The Folk of the Air #2)by Holly Black, #13 review

Publication date: 8 Janunary 2019 You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong. After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, […]

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Crown of Feathers by Nicki PauPreto ( Crown of Feathers #1), #12

Publication date: 12 February 2019 An Ember in the Ashes meets Three Dark Crowns in this lush debut fantasy novel about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a secret group of warriors that ride phoenixes into battle. I had a sister, once… In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a […]

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The Restless Girls by Jessie Burton,#11 review

Publication date: 27 September 2018  The twelve daughters of King Alberto, Queen Laurelia’s death is a disaster beyond losing a mother. The king decides his daughters must be kept safe at all costs, and for the girls, those costs include their lessons, their possessions, and most importantly, their freedom. But the sisters, especially the eldest, […]

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Light Filters In Poems by Caroline Kaufman

Publication date: 22 May 2018 In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Adultolescence, this compilation of short, powerful poems from teen Instagram sensation @poeticpoison perfectly captures the human experience.  In Light Filters In, Caroline Kaufman—known as @poeticpoison—does what she does best: reflects our own experiences back at us and makes us feel less alone, […]