“The Deathless Girls” by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Thanks to Hachette Children’s Group and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

So I was really pumped to read this, I really like Hargrave’s writing and I’m also really excited to read The Mercies when it’s released. Plus, a feminist Brides of Dracula retelling? Yeah, I’m here for that.

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“This is How You Lose the Time War” by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

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

Where does one even begin when reviewing a book like this?

In the simplest of terms, this book is about Red and Blue. Two interdimensional agents who fight in an endless war across time and space. That sounds like a really cool premise because it IS.

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“Lady Smoke” by Laura Sebastian

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

Full disclosure, I hadn’t read the first book in this series before I read this book. I feel like everyone in the world would be happier if a brief summary of the previous book/s in a series was included at the beginning of subsequent novels.

Anyhoo, I digress.

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“The Confessions of Frannie Langton” by Sara Collins

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

I can’t help but feel a little sorry for a debut author when their book is promoted as being similar to x or y. This particular book has been compared to both Alias Grace and Fingersmith. I can totally understand why publishers do this but, I think I’d find being compared to Margaret Atwood and Sarah Waters more than a little intimidating personally. It’s a lot for a debut novel to live up to and sets a certain expectation for the reader.

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