“The Harpy” by Megan Hunter

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Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

I’ll admit it, I requested this book because of the title – even the most tenuous Classics reference is enough to suck me in. I have been fascinated with Harpies ever since I was young. I don’t know if it’s because they are part bird or if it’s their sheer unadulterated, irrational feminine rage, but I’ve always thought they were really cool. Maybe that’s really strange but I’m guessing I’m not completely alone because Lucy, the main character in this story also shares this fascination.

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“A Tomb With a View” by Peter Ross


Thanks to Headline and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

I was so excited to read this book after hearing about it on social media. I’m really interested in graveyards and burial spaces. I don’t care if that sounds weird because it’s actually not. We are all going to die and it’s something we need to face and think about.

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“Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Thanks to Quercus Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review. 

I adored Gods of Jade and Shadow, so I was looking forward to reading this book. This book is touted as a “feminist re-imagining of Gothic fantasy” which sounded like it would be a great book to lose myself in and give myself some fun heebie-jeebies.

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“Here is the Beehive” by Sarah Crossan

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Thanks to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Usually, before I write up my review I have noted down my thoughts and rating and have a quick eyeball of other reviews to see if anyone else is on the same page. Having seen a huge list of 5-star reviews and nothing else I think it is safe to say I may have missed something here.

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“Girls Made of Snow and Glass” by Melissa Bashardoust

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Thanks to Hodder & Stoughton and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Sometimes writers try so hard to do something different with their riffs on existing stories that they become achingly obvious and contrived. That was ultimately the feeling I was left with after reading this book.

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