A Superior Spectre

Superior Spectre

Author: Angela Meyer

Publisher: Ventura Press

First Published: 01 August 2018

Rating: 4 stars

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“This water is so clear I can lean over and see myself. I am Narcissus, in love with the image of my suffering, fixed in place and soon to drown.”  

I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own. Thank you so much to Ventura Press and NetGalley!

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The Gilded King

Gilded King

 

Author: Josie Jaffrey

First Published: 25 June 2018

Rating: 5 stars

 

 

“Their folktales had memories long enough to tell them what he was. He might be harmless to them, but he was still strigoi mort.”

 

I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own. Thank you so much to Josie for sending a copy my way!

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Poems of Sappho

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Author: Sappho

Translator: John Maxwell Edmonds

Publisher: Dover Publications

First Published: 15 February 2018

Rating: 5 stars

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“For those I have done good to

               Do me the greatest wrong,”

 

I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own. Thank you so much to Dover Publications and NetGalley!

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Between Earth and Sky

Between earth and sky

Author: Amanda Skenandore

Publisher: Kensington Books

First Published: 24 April 2018

Rating: 5 stars

Professional Reader

“Pestilence? Alma didn’t know the meaning, but her mother spoke as if the words itself tasted foul. She grabbed the apron and collected the clothes, examining each garment for some sign of this awful pestilence.”

I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own. Thank you so much to Kensington Books and NetGalley!

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Sky in the Deep

Sky In the Deep

Author: Adrienne Young

Publisher: Wednesday Books

First Published: 24 April 2018

Rating: 4.5 stars

Professional Reader

“I wouldn’t last in this village the whole winter. I couldn’t wait for the thaw. I had to find a way home.”

I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own. Thank you so much to Wednesday Books, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley!

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Stella Reads: An Uncertain Grace

AN UNCERTAIN GRACE

Author: Krissy Kneen

Publisher: Text Publishing

First Published: 31 August 2017

Rating: 5 stars

“I shellfish down into myself, now as I did them when I met her, curling up into the calcium carbonate whorls of me.”

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Stella Reads: The Fish Girl

THE FISH GIRL

Author: Mirandi Riwoe

Publisher: Seizure

First Published: 24 August 2017

Rating: 4.5 stars

 

 

“In vain, her eyes search beyond the other houses and palm trees for a glimpse of the sea. She will run away. She will flee to the water’s edge and the Ocean Queen will tell her what to do”

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Circe

CIRCE

Author: Madeline Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

First Published: 19 April 2018

Rating: 5 stars

Professional Reader

“I thought once that gods are the opposite of death, but I see now they are more dead then anything, for they are unchanging, and can hold nothing in their hands.”

I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own.

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The Red Word

The Red Word

Author: Sarah Henstra

Publisher: Black Cat

First Published: 13 March 2018

Rating: 5 stars

Professional Reader
“This is the trouble with myth. Each of us scoops out our own rotten core and spits it out on stage. We stand around the heap of smoking corpses and declare it fate.”

I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own.

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Brave New World

Brave New World

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

First Published: 1932

Rating: 3.5 stars

“’We’ve gone on controlling ever since. It hasn’t been very good for truth, of course. But it’s been very good for happiness. One can’t have something for nothing. Happiness has got to be paid for. You’re paying for it Mr Watson – paying because you happen to be too much interested in beauty. I was too much interested in truth; I paid too.’”

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