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A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593128480
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Published: Del Rey - September 29th, 2020

A powerful young sorceress trying desperately not to turn evil is trapped inside a magical boarding school that would very much like to kill her. The darkness in this riveting page turner is both stunning and shockingly timely. Naomi Novik's writing is always full of surprises - and both fans and those new to her work will be swept away in this opening book of a planned trilogy. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781496729354
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Published: Kensington - February 2nd, 2021

Saddam Hussein's Iraq is the scary setting for this tale of three women: two Iraqi childhood friends who became estranged as Hussein's iron grip tightened, and an outsider, married to an Australian diplomat, with her own reasons for exploring Iraq's past. An atmospheric and compelling examination of the difficulty of finding truth under despotic rule. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982108847
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

Alice Hoffman does not disappoint in her most recent novel. I have wanted to know Maria's story and what propelled the Owens Women's curse since 1995 when I read the first book, Practical Magic. Together with Rules of Magic the series is lushly atmospheric and satisfying. Find a comfy chair, a fire and a cat or crow and it is a perfect October read. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals: A Novel by Becky Mandelbaum - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982112981
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 4th, 2020

From the winner of the Flannery O'Connor award for short fiction, comes a poignant and funny debut novel set over a contentious weekend on an animal sanctuary in rural Kansas. Mandelbaum does a brilliant job of building believable flawed nuanced characters and deeply complicated relationships, effectively exploring the unique love and tension between mother and daughter. And don't forget the animals! Hippo, Cleo, Old Crow. She reminds us of all that animals can teach humans, if we would only listen. A heart-tugging feel good charmer. ~ Reviewed by Tom Ferguson


We Are All the Same in the Dark: A Novel by Julia Heaberlin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525621676
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 11th, 2020

A Southern drawl suspense story revolving around a small Texas town, a girl missing for the past decade and Odette, a young female cop deeply connected to the girl’s disappearance, who’s determined to uncover the truth once and for all, especially when a new lost girl turns up in town. Character driven and sharp with the author’s ability to unveil the imperfections--physically and mentally--behind each narrator. The twist halfway through will completely shock and change what you thought this story was about. Highly recommended! ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


One by One by Ruth Ware - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501188817
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 8th, 2020

Ruth Ware just gets better and better with each book! A devastating avalanche crashes down in the french mountains as a British tech company is renting out a chalet for an employee retreat. On top of that natural disaster and losing all connection to the outside world, someone in the group is murdering off its members one by one. It’s like Clue but not as funny. A whodunnit-turned-thriller with ski-slope levels of twists and turns, this will definitely be one of your mystery favorites for 2020. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


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