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Payback's a Witch (The Witches of Thistle Grove #1) by Lana Harper - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593336069
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Published: Berkley - October 5th, 2021

This book was so fun! It’s Halloweentown meets The Goblet of Fire with an adorable LGBT romance mixed in. Written in extraordinarily vivid detail, this is one of those books you just want to step into and become a part of the cozy, festive atmosphere. Between the exquisite worldbuilding and magical romance, this book will trigger all the nostalgic and cozy feelings for the spooky season. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup

The Ex Hex: A Novel by Erin Sterling - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780063027473
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Published: Avon - September 28th, 2021

If Hocus Pocus was a steamy adult romcom, this would be it! Written in such lurid detail you can practically smell the autumn air and crisp fall leaves, this second-chance romance will enchant its reader and transport them to the atmospheric delightfulness that is Graves Glen. With ghosts, curses, and even a talking cat, this whimsical romp is pure serotonin for the Halloween season. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup

Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982150921
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Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2020

A bold and provocative novel about a future where society resorts to cannibalism following a viral outbreak which deems animal meat inconsumable. Bazterrica’s talent as a writer is unmatchable as she twists one of the most unthinkable and reprehensible taboos into something nearly conceivable in this alternate society with eerie parallels to our own. Unflinching in its pursuit, Tender is the Flesh is a layered dystopian story and metaphorical representation of classism and social injustice, while also highlighting the inhumanity of the beef industry and factory farming. Unlike anything I’ve read before, this is a disturbingly gruesome tale for horror fans to sink their teeth into. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup

Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel by Sally Rooney - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374602604
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 7th, 2021

A stunning and evocative exploration of love and friendship in the modern age. In her newest novel, Rooney explores the curious phenomenon where despite the rapidly deteriorating planet we live on, we still manage to carve out moments of happiness and derive meaning from our personal relationships. Through emails sent between our two protagonists, Alice and Elaine, Rooney makes the case that climate change, political turmoil, and global pandemics are not what define us, but rather distract us from what is perhaps the true purpose of our existence- to form meaningful connections, fall in love, and seek out the people who make this disorderly place we call home a truly Beautiful World. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780804172707
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Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

A phenomenally written character study of four college friends, following them throughout their lives. The story centers around Jude, a lawyer with a mysterious past that is slowly unraveled. Jude’s story is heartbreaking and tragic to the highest degree-it is a harrowing and deeply upsetting read. The redemption of A Little Life, however, comes from the stunning portrayal of genuine camaraderie and the importance of meaningful connections in our lives. The brutality of Jude’s story only further exaggerates the value of companionship and love, and highlights the high moments in each characters’ lives. Read with caution because this book will wreck you. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup

Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover - Book Review

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ISBN: 9798671981742
Published: Independently Published - August 24th, 2020

Heart Bones tells the story of Beyah, a 19 year old girl living in poverty with her addict mother, Janean. When Janean dies suddenly from an overdose, Beyah’s world is turned upside down as she decides to stay with her absent father and his new and very wealthy family on a Texas peninsula. Everything Beyah thought she knew about life and love is thrown for a loop once she meets Samson, her new neighbor. On the surface, Beyah and Samson have nothing in common- but everything is not what it seems once they start treading into deeper waters. This is an absolutely addictive novel about healing, self discovery, and finding love where you’d least expect it. ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


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