Grumpy Book Grrrl

a reader and writer

This is a book for people who aren’t afraid of vampires being vampires. Ariane is a graduate student in animal biology who is in her mid-20s, has frizzy dark-red curls, and is a PoC. John is her older boyfriend and a professor. A freak encounter in her lab changes her life forever, and the story progresses through Ariane’s …

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The Everything Box (Another Coop Heist #1) – ★★★★ Coop is a good guy, but unlucky. Well, actually, he was sold out, and ended up in jail. Prison coffee was like someone had shouted the word coffee into a bag of potting soil and strained the boiled sludge through a dirty T-shirt. Then, after he …

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We all have them. The book all your friends raved about for weeks. The one that everyone seemed to love and everywhere you turned, there was another four or five star review. Did you read the same book? What were all these people thinking? How could they possibly have liked it that much? So, this …

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Hidden Gems (which books haven’t been talked about as much or haven’t been marketed as strongly that you think deserve some recognition?). So here we go. Secondborn by Amy A. …

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It’s finally here. Book ten of Kate Daniels, the amazing urban fantasy series set in a future Atlanta, Georgia, where magic and technology “shifts” battle and shape the landscape of the earth and its survivors. Shapeshifters, witches, gods, ancient creatures, and new ones walk the planet, along with humans. Ilona Andrews is top of their …

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I’m in my 40s now, and I still think sometimes about the 80s movies I watched over and over – and over. Some of them I even memorized the lines to! Of course, I forgot them through the years. However, these movies still remind me of the best of my childhood. In no particular order… …

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