The Hollow Ones–Book Review

The Hollow OnesThe Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed parts of this book. It’s very visual and reminds me of a classic horror movie. There were many areas where it was too slow, so I found myself setting it down more than I normally would. But I did enjoy the movie playing in my head while I read it–I really could see this as a movie.

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The Postscript Murders–Book Review

The Postscript Murders (Harbinder Kaur #2)The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As always I am completely charmed by Elly Griffiths’ settings and characters. This story had the added bonus of being about writers! It was a little slow moving but in an enjoyable way, a good story spinning out longer. And the tying up loose ends at the end was a lot of fun. But now I feel like these characters are my friends, and I am going to be wondering what they’re doing all the time. I love coming away from a story feeling like I’ve met new, real people.

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Tunnel of Bones–Book Review

Tunnel of Bones (City of Ghosts #2)Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really like the way Cassidy is learning more about what she can do and stretching into her role. I do wish her parents didn’t seem so oblivious to what’s going on, though. But maybe people really wouldn’t see what was happening because they just can’t believe that sort of thing is real. Anyhow, it was a fun read, and I loved the glimpses of Paris throughout.

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In An Absent Dream–Book Review

In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4)In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don’t even know what to write about this one. There was so much magic inside my head is still full of it, and I have questions that were never meant to be answered. It was beautiful. I love these worlds of this series so much! And it really did have to go the way it went, but I really wish I could change it. That’s the beauty of this story.

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Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses–Book Review

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic IllnessesLycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O’Neal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was charming and weird and so much fun. It moved very slowly in a lot of places, but that was perfect. The whole thing was like developing a relationship with these people while also watching them develop a relationship. I really enjoyed the parts that were written as online chats and texts, too. It added weight to the illusion of living alongside of these characters as their relationships grew.

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Beneath the Sugar Sky–Book Review

Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m crying. Maybe I should wait to write a review, but I won’t. I want to give this book more than five stars, but I suppose five will do.

There was so much beauty in this book, and the ending was gorgeous with a tinge of bittersweet, and I felt like I was home in some of these story places. I only hope the turtles don’t miss her too much there at the end.

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Signal to Noise–Book Review

Signal to NoiseSignal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wish I could read this book again for the first time. It was beautiful and real, even the magic. I loved all the 80s music references (and I see that we were sorely deprived by not getting to know about all of the Latin artists that were making music at that time–I have some music shopping to do!). The characters felt like people I know, and I loved all of the details of everyone’s lives. I was living in that world from the first page.

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