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When Time Stopped

When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains Author: Ariana Neumann Genre: Biography, Nonfiction, History Publication Date: February 4, 2020 Publisher: Scribner TRIGGER WARNING: Anti-Semitism, discrimination, genocide, bombings In 1941, the first member of the Neumann family was arrested for swimming in a stretch […]

The Year Of The Witching

The Year of the Witching Author: Alexis Henderson Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal Publication Date: July 21, 2020 Publisher: Ace TRIGGER WARNING: animal sacrifice, polygamy, abuse, gore A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. In the […]

Fae Friday – Longevity

Here’s the rules: Faeries are known to have exceptionally long lives, and in certain lore, they’re immortal. The prompt this week is inspired by longevity. This week, this curious wannabe fae wants to know: What is the longest/largest book you have read? Everyone who knows me, knows how […]

There There

There There Author: Tommy Orange Genre: Contemporary Publication Date: June 5, 2018 Publisher: Knopf TRIGGER WARNING: description of a massacre, substance use, mention of substance use while pregnant, drug dealing, domestic violence, rape, cancer, death, suicide, child abuse, death of animals, gun violence There There is a relentlessly […]

August 2020 Monthly Wrap Up

August was incredibly hot, but it’s a step closer to autumn, which is one of my favorite seasons! Bring on the changing leaves, pumpkin everything, cool weather, and boots and sweaters! Last month was also super busy for me, but I still managed to read an impressive amount […]

TTT Books That Make Me Hungry

This week’s topic is books that make me hungry! Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo — Nina’s sweet tooth and the waffles never failed to make me hungry! With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo — seriously? There were recipes included in the book, and Emoni’s food […]

We Hunt The Flame

We Hunt the Flame Author: Hafsah Faizal Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: May 14, 2019 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Series: Sands of Arawiya #1 TRIGGER WARNING: misogyny, depression, torture, murder, reference to child abuse in the past, reference to murder of a parent, blood, gore, hallucinations People […]

Spin The Dawn

Spin the Dawn Author: Elizabeth Lim Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: July 9, 2019 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers Series: The Blood of Stars #1 TRIGGER WARNING: off page death of a parent, siblings Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, […]

Deathless Divide

Deathless Divide Author: Justina Ireland Genre: YA Historical Fiction, Horror, Alternative History Publication Date: February 4, 2020 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Series: Dread Nation #2 If you’d like to check out my review of Dread Nation (book 1), you can find it here. TRIGGER WARNING: Gore, murder, forced […]