Review: A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena


May Contain Spoilers

This is a hard book to review without giving out a lot of spoilers, but I’m going to try my best. I was initially attracted to the book because of the setting, and the premise sounded intriguing. Was Zarin really a troublemaker, a deviant girl who leads her schoolmates astray? How did she and Porus end up in the deadly accident? Just bad luck? Someone looking to get back at her for some slight? Once I picked it up, I found it compelling and hard to put down. Did I like it, though? I don’t know. This is a hard book to like, because when I finished it, I like I had been fed through a wringer.

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Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball Omnibus V 4 by Tadatoshi Fujimaki @shonenjump

May Contain Spoilers

The more I read this series, the more I enjoy it (especially when I read them in order!) I accidently read Vol 5 before Vol 4, so needless to say I felt a little lost in Vol 5, kept wondering who this Teppei guy was,  and I couldn’t figure out why. A quick check at Goodreads and low and behold, I skipped a volume. I immediately hopped over to Amazon and purchased the missing volume, instead of requesting it (again) and waiting the week for it to be transferred between libraries (and a special shout out to the Romulus Public Library for having such a great catalog of graphic novels and fulfilling hold requests so quickly!).

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Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis


May Contain Spoilers

This has been on my TBR list for a while, and when I saw that it was at the library, I borrowed it. I’ve read one other book by the author, Given to the Sea, and I still have mixed feelings about that one. The  world-building made for a repulsive setting, but the writing was compelling and I couldn’t put it down. Not a Drop to Drink also has a grim setting, but I enjoyed this book much better. It’s a tight, fast read, one I read in just two sittings. And the more I think about it, the more I liked it.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 21 by Haruichi Furudate @shonenjump

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Oh-ho-ho! The fifth and final set of the Miyagi Prefecture qualifier round finals is still blazing to a close. Karasuno and Shiratorizawa both refuse to yield, and the grueling play is starting to take a toll. With Tsukishima injured and off the court, things are looking grim for our intrepid heroes. Will exhaustion get the best of them?

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Review: Wife for a Week by Kelly Hunter @HarlequinBooks


May Contain Spoilers

This has been languishing on my Kindle for a while, and I totally forgot that I purchased it. I rediscovered it while browsing through my Kindle library, and thinking that there is no time like the present, I downloaded it and promptly began reading it. I was in mood for something quick and relatively light, and this fit the bill nicely.

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Audio Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Read by Bahni Turpin


May Contain Spoilers

Oh wow, was this a great book.  It’s been on my radar for a while, so when I was offered an audio copy for review, I was over the moon. I’m trying to up my audio reading game, and BOOM, this showed up. It’s a great story, told by a talented reader, and I found myself listening to it while puttering around the house over the weekend, so I puttered a lot more than usual. It was very timely, as I fell on the ice and twisted my knee, so I had a great excuse to do nothing but stay home and listen to an entertaining story, with a stunningly breathtaking setting.

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