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2.5 Stars: What You Hide

What You Hide is a great concept that misses the mark. I applaud Natalie D. Richards for bringing subjects such as adoption, addiction, family violence and homelessness into the plot. Thank you NetGalley and Sourcebooks  for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. However, unnecessary tropes like the romantic relationship between main characters Mallory …

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Four Star Review: Nation of Beasts (Book 1: Lord of the Sabbath) By Mariana Palova

Nation of the Beasts is the first of a new four book series by Mariana Palova (all of which will be translated into English). Per the publisher, The Mage's Lantern/International Book Publishers Association: Originally published in Spanish, La Nación de las Bestias: El Señor del Sabbath enchanted Latin American readers, and now the first book of …

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4.5 Star Review: After the Fire by Will Hill

After the Fire by Will Hill tells the story of “Moonbeam (appointed, not actual name),” a seventeen-year-old survivor of the Lord Legion cult, which is inspired David Koresh, the Branch Davidian Compound and Waco siege in 1993. Moonbeam is a child promised to the Lord Legion leader, Father John after her father’s death and mother’s …

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Four Star Review: Black Coats by Colleen Oakes – Published 2/12/2019

Black Coats recruit women who have sustained a substantial lost, never vindicated and give them the chance to help other girls get vindicated and then earn an "inheritance" aka, the right the avenge the grievance of the loved one they lost. They don't kill. They scare. They ensure it never happens again and they promise female empowerment. Women will go on from this organization feeling inspired, vindicated and ready to join support women through traditional means and make things right as judges, cops etc. But things aren't always what they seem.