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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250313072
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019

A powerful, atmospheric read set against the backdrop of Yale and it’s many secret societies; Ninth House is a dark novel, filled with interesting characters and an original plot that will keep you guessing until the very end. With her phenomenal writing, Bardugo weaves together a gritty, violent tale, that deserves all the awards and so much more. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


A Little Hatred (The Age of Madness #1) by Joe Abercrombie - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316187169
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Published: Orbit - September 17th, 2019

The beauty of Abercombie's work is all of the books are interlaced allowing flavor to be layered; a minor character in one book is the central figure in another. Now we have a new series introducing the next generation of characters. Two of my favorite - Savine dan Glokta, daughter the Arch Lector, and Rikke, Dogman's daughter. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781781086490
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Published: Abaddon - July 9th, 2019

A fun urban fantasy but with the twist of being "Nigerian God-Punk".
Pantheons of gods have fallen to earth. It's up to David Mogo to see if he can at least save Lagos. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


Novice Dragoneer (A Dragoneer Academy Novel #1) by E.E. Knight - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984804068
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Published: Ace - November 5th, 2019

I began this book at the same time as I started a new job, and it proved to be a good companion novel to that experience. While it seems like a typical tale of a newcomer trying to find her place in a strange world, we ought to be reminded that these stories are numerous because we need them numerous times.
A great gift for a sci-fi lover who's about to start something new, exciting, and scary. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781101885956
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Published: Del Rey - June 27th, 2017

A magical, whimsical read that weaves together Russian folklore and fairy tales. It is the story of a girl and her gifts, of the frost demon who loves her, and the Bear who wants to destroy them all. A pleasure to read. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250293794
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Published: Tor Books - November 5th, 2019

Aaslo wanted nothing more than to tend to his forest and marry a pretty girl. Turns out he's fated to be the sidekick of the Chosen One, his best friend, without whom the world is prophesied to die. Then said Chosen One dies. Uh-oh. And that's just by the third chapter.

One thing Aaslo will never do, though, is give up. So he takes up his friend's sword as well as... proof of identity (spoiler alert, it's gross), and works to marshal the world to his side. He only finds help from the most unlikely of places, all up and down the strata of society and even from the world of the gods and afterlife. Along the way, his spirit is beaten and broken; will he save the world, at the expense of himself?

This is the second of two books this year published by Tor that have rent my heart so thoroughly. Read the book, enjoy the journey, love the characters, but if you have even a shred of empathy then after the last page you will need at least a pint of ice cream to sooth the pain. ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis


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