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Book Review | Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Book 1, by Diana Wynne Jones

Genre : Fantasy FictionDate Published : 1977Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Now that September is here (even if it is still 85 degrees in DC), I found myself wanting to read a book for this week's review that made me think of Autumn. I was browsing my bookshelf when the perfect book jumped out at me… Continue reading Book Review | Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Book 1, by Diana Wynne Jones

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Book Review | Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

Genre : FictionDate Published : January 18th, 2019Publisher : Riverhead Books In what is clearly becoming a pattern, I once again heard about this book in one of my classes. My professor described it as a collection of very unsettling, but beautiful short stories, and one of my classmates turned around to look at me… Continue reading Book Review | Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

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Book Review | Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Genre : YA FantasyDate Published : June 15, 2019Publisher : Putnam Books In her debut novel, Wicked Fox, Kat Cho centers her story around a classic Korean Folktale, but places it in the contemporary setting of modern-day Seoul. Gu Miyoung is a seemingly normal eighteen year old girl, except for, you know, the fact that… Continue reading Book Review | Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

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Book Review | Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Genre : Science FictionDate Published : January 29, 2019Publisher : MIRA Books I first heard about this book in one of my grad school classes, my professor pulling up the Amazon page for it to show us the “front matter” - the copyright info, the publisher, the ISBN, date of publication, etc. We didn’t even… Continue reading Book Review | Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

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Book Review | Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Genre : Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Magical RealismDate Published : March 5, 2019Publisher : Riverhead Books I was first introduced to Helen Oyeyemi during my junior year of undergrad in a course titled “The Novel and its Secrets.” We read a short story from her collection, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, and I knew… Continue reading Book Review | Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

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Book Review | King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Genre : Fantasy, Young AdultDate Published : January 29, 2019Publisher : Macmillan I first heard of Leigh Bardugo when I attended the amazing Sirens conference in October 2018. Bardugo was one of four amazing keynote speakers at the conference, and I immediately fell for this extremely witty, badass, and inspiring writer. She talked about Mediocre… Continue reading Book Review | King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo