Grumpy Book Grrrl

a reader and writer

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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First and foremost, I want to address this book cover.   I mean, it’s ridiculous how much I love it. I hate (no I don’t…that’s a lie) to admit that I totally judge books by their covers, and in this case, this book is an absolute winner. It has been given a coveted spot on …

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Guys, we just read the bestest book ever at the MacHalo group! Jen Williams is fantasy’s best-kept secret. Is this woman a millionaire yet? New York Times Bestseller list or whatever the UK version of that is? Surely she must be winning awards left and right because her writing skills and story-telling are so bleeding …

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I have been having a blast reading this reverse harem series by Kristy Cunning (who also writes “regular” romance as C.M. Owens). This series follows a ghost named Keyla who has attached herself to four bonded men who are supernatural. They live together, fight together, eat together… they do everything together. Keyla has been watching …

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  This book reminds me a bit of Christina Henry’s Alice. (That book was a 2015 Goodreads Choice Nominee for Horror just so that sort of sets the vibe for you). Although this is not set in an alternate reality. It takes place in our world, but has a fantasy element, which makes this a …

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  Nine Fates of the Republic rule: The Fate of Virtues, Fate of Swords, Fate of Stars, Fate of Atoms, Fate of Suns, Fate of Diamonds, Fate of Moons, Fate of Seas, and Fate of Stones. The Virtues rule over all. Swords = military and might. Stars = technology. Atoms = medical. Diamonds = entertainment …

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The Fifth Doll  by Charlie Holmberg (just take a moment to enjoy this beautiful cover) I have a feeling this book review is going to end up on the short, inchorent side. For one, I’m tired. Only because I’ve been up and at ’em since 7:00am with work, then domesticky stuff, then school junk. For two, …

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