Family, Fantasy, Horror

The Changeling by Victor LaValle

This was a novel I have been most excited to read and I wanted to make sure I would get the chance to read it before the year ends. I love magical realism and I love the idea of changeling children even more. It doesn’t hurt that the cover is really beautiful! Anyways, here is my review: Apollo Kagwa has…

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Family, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

I received this novel as an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I had previously tried to read a book by this same author called All is Not Forgotten. While its premise had been interesting, I found I couldn’t get myself to get through the novel. However, I thought that this novel of hers had a premise…

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Contemporary, Drama, Family

The Party By Robyn Harding

This novel has been on all the trending reading lists. I really wanted to know what the hype was about. There’s been a trend in stories that talk about parties going wrong, but this one seemed unique in that it was not just told from the perspectives of adults but also from teens. Here is my review: Sweet sixteen: it’s…

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Family, Historical Fiction

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

This is a novel where I went in knowing nothing about the subject matter. I know absolutely nothing about tea or tea leaves; I don’t even drink tea (which is something that my family just can’t get over)! I also am completely unaware about Chinese culture, and the ethnic minorities that reside in China. This novel talks about these things…

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Family, Historical Fiction

The Good People by Hannah Kent

I’ve been seeing this book everywhere and I really liked the premise of the story. It hints at fairy lore and herbs and changelings, as well as featuring 3 women as the main characters. I was really excited to read this book. So here is my review: Hedged in by gossip and joined by their desperation, three women in 19th-century…

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Family, Mystery/Thriller

The Doll House by Phoebe Morgan

I received this novel as an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Corrine and her boyfriend, Dominic, have been trying very hard to conceive. But after 3 failed IVF attempts, it is looking like becoming parents is not in their cards. After Corrine’s sister, Ashley, loans the couple money for one last IVF treatment, there is…

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Drama, Family

The Unseen World by Liz Moore

Literary fiction is a genre I don’t usually go for, mostly because I don’t have the time to get immersed in it. These aren’t novels you can quickly rush through. These novels must be read slowly, carefully; that’s the only way to fully immerse yourself into the world the author is creating. It is slow-paced and requires the reader’s attention…

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Family, Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller

The Ninth Circle: Fire by C.A. Harland

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What drew me to this novel was the beautiful cover design and the fact that it features females as the protagonists. I love fantasy and supernatural novels that have strong females in them, and this one seemed like one of them. Here is my…

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