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Quiet in Her Bones

When you hear Nalini Singh's name, I'm guessing you associate it with urban fantasy or contemporary romance. Thrillers are most likely pretty far from top of mind, but I'd say that's slowly changing. Quiet in Her Bones is Singh's second psychological thriller, and I'm so glad she's exploring this ne ...

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Rebelwing

I like YA dystopias, I like robots, and I like dragons. Unfortunately, this YA dystopia about a robot dragon had very little of anything I liked, and mostly frustrated me. While illegally selling censored books and escaping from police, Prudence Wu is rescued by the titular Rebelwing, whom we lea ...

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Serena Singh Flips the Script

Serena Singh Flips the Script is a tale about the joy, sorrow, laughter and tears that relationships bring to our lives. It’s a sweet, funny, occasionally insightful story, that will remind you what a blessing good friends are. Serena Singh has finally reached one of her big career goals. It ha ...

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First Comes Like

First Comes Like is the story of two people finding love on the internet, albeit differently than either of them intended. It is a sweet, funny book with winning characters and a decidedly unconventional love story. Jia Ahmed is a YouTuber and beauty influencer who started out making videos in he ...

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Wild Rain

Historical western romances used to make up a large part of my reading quota, but in recent years, I've found myself gravitating toward other types of romance. However, when I read the blurb for Wild Rain, book two in Beverly Jenkins' Women Who Dare series, I knew I had to return to the subgenre, ev ...

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Wild Rain

You know you’re in the hands of a master when you part the covers of a Beverly Jenkins book.  Wild Rain is no exception to that rule, providing us with a wonderful romance worth falling into impassioned love with. Spring Lee is a self-possessed woman who lives on her own terms on her own land, ...

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Cold Cruel Kiss

Book four in Toni Anderson’s Cold Justice: Crossfire series, Cold Cruel Kiss is a nail-bitingly tense, superbly plotted romantic suspense novel set in Buenos Aires, which finds Supervisory Special Agent Max Hawthorne of the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Unit called in after the seventeen-year-old dau ...

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You Have a Match

You Have a Match is a young adult romance that follows a teenage girl discovering a secret older sister and opening herself up to love over the course of one summer. It’s a funny, dramatic and emotional read that covers a lot of ground, from found family and adoption to finding your path as a youn ...

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Let's Talk About Love

One of my students recently asked me for some reading on asexuality - she’s thinking it’s a label she may want to own, and wanted to know if I could recommend some fiction books to help her understand it better. I couldn’t, so I headed to the direct messages of some friends and asked for their ...

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Find Me in Havana

Find Me in Havana is a difficult book to grade.  Startling, original, frank and powerful, it spellbinds and breaks a reader’s heart. The book tells the tale of Estelita Rodriguez, a Cuban actress whose time in the spotlight led to a supporting role in Rio Bravo and a series of Roy Rogers films ...