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Book review/rant: Mage’s Blood by David Hair (Moontide Quartet #1) | In which I complain, like, a lot

(I’ve been putting off writing this review for ages, simply because this book was problematic as hell and it’s gonna make for a damn long blog post. Ugh.)

Mage’s Blood is the first book in the Moontide Quartet series, set in an epic fantasy world in which two continents are separated by a bridge that can only be crossed once every 12 years. The next Moontide is getting nearer, and some magical shit is going down.

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2 stars

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Book review: The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre (Deanna Madden #1)

I don’t write negative reviews very often, because most of the books I read I end up loving or at least enjoying quite a lot. This was not the case with The Girl in 6E. It’s not absolutely terrible, and it has its good parts, but what is described as a ‘shocking’ erotic thriller is mostly just a boring, oversexualised novel that reads like fanfiction.

[TW: suicide, sexual assault, paedophilia]

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Book review: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan (The Trials of Apollo #2)

The second book in Rick Riordan’s Trials of Apollo series, The Dark Prophecy follows the Greek god Apollo as he is cast down to live a mortal life as the awkward teenage boy Lester, trying to gain back his status as a god while struggling with all things mortal and discovering something resembling kindness. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book, this was absolutely amazing – and here’s why.

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Book review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates | An important and beautiful examination of racism in America

In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates examines the root causes of racism, what it means to be black and what it means to be white, and how racism relates to capitalism, the American dream, and the destruction of bodies.

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Book review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty | Cremation, society & death denial

There is good non-fiction, and then there is non-fiction that blows your mind and haunts you forever. I have lost count of the people I’ve told about this book, of the new and changed ideas it’s formed in my head, of the things it made me consider. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is one of the most amazing books I’ve read all year, and if you’re in any way interested in death customs, rituals, or even just society and the ideas humans have about death and aging, you need to read this book.

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Book review: Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ | Nigerian family drama turns into my favourite book of the year

Hello everyone! The very exciting #TheReadingQuest read-a-thon is starting in just three days, so I thought it would be a good idea to get a review up before I start to tackle my massive TBR. Today I bring to you my review of my favourite book of the year so far – Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀. If you want an amazing family drama that turns out to be much more than it seems, definitely keep on reading!

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Book review: Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault (Alexander the Great #1) | Gay historical fiction and a lot of war talk

I know, I know, I’ve been gone for a while. If you read my last post you might know that I’m currently on vacation in Germany, visiting friends, and when you’re spending time with people you only see once a year, you can’t really fit blogging in. However, my best friend happens to be busy right now, so I figured I might as well catch up on some of the posts I’ve been planning for ages.

This is going to be a review of the historical fiction novel Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault, which is the first book of three following the life of Alexander the Great.

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