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Thursday 29 November 2018

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I wrote this to remind myself, and everyone who reads it, that there is always something we can do.

- Paraphrase from the message from the author at the end of the book.

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Thursday 1 November 2018

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

The first time Riley felt out of place was in a toy store, trying to decide between a Bratz doll and a Power Ranger. A single glance at a father who didn't understand the choices made the decision. Neither.

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Monday 22 October 2018

Death of a Darklord by Laurell K. Hamilton

In a world where the land itself is twisted, trust runs thin.

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Thursday 11 October 2018

Melody's Song Series Books 1 and 2 by Tanya Schofield

Melody has spent her entire life fostered in a remote enclave of people who use magic so naturally that they don't bother talking about it. When her dead father's best friend arrives to take her away from her home, something she's always known would happen, she has a lot to learn - about the world and about her own abilities.

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Tuesday 2 October 2018

Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe

Sometimes, making things right requires a long perspective. Sometimes,"right" isn't what you think it is.

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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Wild Feminine by Tami Lynn Kent

There is a line between female and feminine. The two are not synonymous, and neither can define the entirety of any one person. Yet, together, they form archetypal images that live on in our collective memory. Those images are not a complete answer to what ails our society, but addressing the wounds inflicted by the ways we have turned from these archetypes may help us to find a way forward that honors the truth each human carries within themself.

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Thursday 20 September 2018

The Nightingale Bones by Ariel Swan

Which was harder for Cassandra? Her prophetic visions or the reactions of the people she tried to share them with?

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Tuesday 11 September 2018

None of the Above by I W Gregorio

"Who are you?"

It's every therapist's favorite question.

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Tuesday 4 September 2018

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

Sometimes you need to be hollowed out before you can perform you most amazing feats.

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Friday 31 August 2018

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Many years ago, humanity's combined digital knowledge coalesced from the cloud into a sentient AI known as the Thunderhead. Over time, it helped create a utopic world where resources are properly allocated and struggle has become largely optional. With its perfect and complete knowledge of both the world and the inhabitants thereof, the Thunderhead replaced human systems of governance and led us into a future where the idea of generations has become as foreign as the idea of suffering. But now, something is amiss.

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