Circe | Book Review

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By: Madeline Miller

Standalone | 394 Pages | Pub. 2018

Circe At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Mad witch skills
  • Brutality: We needed some trigger warnings
  • Steaminess: Not sending Helios a thank you card for the bestiality
  • Emotional: One glistening tear

Pairs Well With

Ambrosia

  • Ice
  • ¼ cup coconut rum
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • Splash of grenadine

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Shadow and Bone (Yep, We’ve Joined the Bardugo Fanclub) | Book Review

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By: Leigh Bardugo

#1 in The Grisha Trilogy | 358 Pages | Pub. 2012

 

Shadow and Bone At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine: We need a self-esteem injection pronto
  • Dude: Basically Freddie Prinze Jr. in She’s All That
  • Brutality: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds comes to life
  • Steaminess: Well I’m avoiding dark rooms from now on

Pairs Well With

The Darkling

  • 2.5 oz chocolate liqueur
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz half and half

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Wraith (Saiya Saves the World…Again) | Book Review

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By: Helen Harper

Standalone |276 Pages | Pub. 2018

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Wraith At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Dude: He can jiggery-pokery someone else
  • Heroine: Can’t be your incubator, busy saving the world
  • Steaminess: Caves will never be the same
  • Apocalypse: So bad dog food is a delicacy

Pairs Well With

Mongolian Death Worm

  • Grapefruit juice
  • Vodka
  • Salt

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War Storm (The Evangeline Fashion Show) | Book Review

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By: Victoria Aveyard

#4 in the Red Queen series |672 Pages | Pub. 2018

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War Storm At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
  • Dude:  Puppy dog puppet with an inferiority complex
  • Heroine: I need a little more lightening and a little less pining
  • Steaminess: The only steam in this one was from the geysers
  • Brutality:  Children held prisoner

Pairs Well With

Paradise Cocktail

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce apricot brandy
  • 2 ounces orange juice

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