Review: “RoseBlood” by A.G. Howard

Content warnings: human trafficking; use of the term slur/slang “gypsy” to describe the Romani people; attempted murder

I’ve been on a Phantom of the Opera kick so after reading the actual novel, I picked up this PotO-inspired retelling. This is the first book I’ve ever read by A.G. Howard. I really like how she weaved both real life (from Leroux’s novel) and fiction into this story. I have to be honest though, after reading the synopsis, I thought this was a historical fiction novel. Of course that wasn’t the case, so I was eager to see how the author would turn this into a modern retelling. And let me tell you, it took some twists I didn’t expect at all.

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Review: “Aurora Burning” by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

**Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the first book, Aurora Rising.**

So that’s how it’s going to end, huh? I should know better than to believe anything else when it comes from Amie and Jay, LOL. I briefly saw people reviewing this with somewhat polarizing opinions. But the general consensus is that the ending is a cliffhanger. And it’s true. It totally is! What the heck!

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Top 10 Tuesday: The Last 10 Books I Abandoned

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A weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Welp, what an appropriate topic to come up! I’ve had an internal struggle about whether or not to DNF an e-galley I received from a publisher. At this point, I’m over 60% of the way through and at a point where I’m just going to push through it. 😂

I’m using the term “abandoned” to encompass the books I’ve DNFed or lost interest in and removed from my TBR.

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Non-bookish Post #13: Quarantine Edition!

Um, apparently I haven’t done one of these since June 2019?! It’s long overdue. And really, what a better time to do this than now! I had meant to post this at least a month ago but… I don’t know. I think I expected things to go back to normal, but obviously it hasn’t. I’ve been working from home for around 9 weeks now, which has done swell things for my reading, lol.

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