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Tender Morsels Paperback

TENDER MORSELS by Margo Lanagan

So. Reviews. I did say I would write them. I seriously haven’t had time to eat, let alone blog in the past few weeks. But if you’re curious about what I’m reading outside of work, you should probably check me out on Goodreads. There’s not much I can really say about TENDER MORSELS that’s coherent. This novel slayed me. I closed the pages feeling absolutely gutted and wrung out, wondering if the world would ever […]

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White Cat by Holly Black

Ack, BEA is fast approaching and I still have two more books to review. Right, no excuses, JJ, just jump on it. Review of WHITE CAT by Holly Black Because I suck at writing cover copy, I’m just going to swipe the one on Holly Black‘s website. Cassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their […]

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BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Right, so I promised to have more reviews up for you this week and I swear it shall be done. I swear it shall be done before BEA because heaven knows I’ll probably have a gazillion more books to review after having read all the ARCs I’ve stolen from my coworkers. (Muahahaha. Oh the perks of working in publishing.) A while back on one of the various social media platforms I have (really, I’m starting […]

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

Right, so last week I needed a break from my submissions pile and blasted through a pile of published books instead of muddling my way through manuscripts. I debated whether or not to review each book individually or together in one enormous post, but I decided separately would probably help the tl;dr. Review of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green & David Levithan For some reason, I keep wanting to type David “Leviathan” instead […]

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White-Harp Reads THE DEMON’S LEXICON

It’s been a long time since White-Harp’s reviewed any books for you via vlog. So here’s a video review for you! A twofer, as she touches a bit on THE DEMON’S COVENANT as well as THE DEMON’S LEXICON. The truth is we meant to get this online for you in time for the ARC contest Sarah Rees Brennan ran, but White-Harp thought sleeping in bed was preferable to shooting while I thought reading my brains […]

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Awesome Ladies Being Awesome

For the first weekend in ages, I did nothing but watch movies and it was GLORIOUS. I rewatched Dangerous Beauty and Much Ado About Nothing and then watched Amadeus no less than three times. On the same day. (I know, I know, I tend to obsession.) I think my taste in movies can be extrapolated and extended to my taste in books. Why do I love Dangerous Beauty? It’s an intelligent historical chick movie. Also, […]

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

A Good Gothic Story

You know, back in the days before I started working in publishing, you really couldn’t get me to shut up online; I blogged with such frequency it was ridiculous. Now that I have actual substantive things to say, I can’t corral my undergrad expository paper-writing tendencies enough to distill my thoughts into short, byte-sized informative posts, so I often don’t bother. Not to mention I lack the time. So kudos to all the industry professionals […]

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RAMPANT by Diana Peterfreund

Killer Unicorns

I have (perhaps stupidly) committed myself to another blog, in which my roommate and I will document our progress as we train for the 2011 marathon. Last night Psychic Roommate and I completed our first run around the Reservoir in Central Park. Read about it here! It’s a good thing we’ve started training. There are 5lbs of post-holiday pudge I need to get rid of, 10lbs altogether I’d like to lose. Tonight I will do […]

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GOING BOVINE by Libba Bray

Finally, a review! I’ve got several more in the works, but I need to start with GOING BOVINE, which I read ages ‘n’ ages ago. I love Libba Bray. No really. I love this woman. Biggest crush ever. Not only is she a phenomenal writer, she’s also ridiculously charming and funny and adorable in person. And she has an incredible singing voice with excellent taste in music. AND SHE HAS A GLASS EYE. THIS MEANS […]

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LEVIATHAN by Scott Westerfeld

Autumn is in full swing in New York City, which means that JJ is approaching hibernation mode. My inherent tendency when the weather grows cool and the days grow shorter is to curl up under the covers with a White-Harp and read, read, read (and occasionally gorge on Indian food). I have about a million things I need to take care of (including grocery shopping), but my first reaction is to snuggle with a fuzzy […]

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