The Traitor’s Kiss | Spoiler-Free Book Review

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By: Erin Beatty

Traitor’s Circle # 1 | 352 Pages | Pub. 2018

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The Traitor’s Kiss at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★ 1/2
  • Heroine: Matchmaker + Mulan vibes
  • Dude: Oh, Captain, My Captain 😻😻
  • Plot Twist:  I feel like I’ve been all over Gone Girl-ed again
  • Brutality: J.K Rowling & Cassandra Clare would be proud

Pairs Well With

The Traitor Shot

  • Gin
  • Orange juice
  • Dash of nutmeg and honey 

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The Surface Breaks | A Disturbing Retelling That’ll Have You Punching the Patriarchy in the Throat

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By: Louise O’Neill

Standalone | 320 Pages | Pub. 2018

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The Surface Breaks at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★
  • Heroine: Poor unfortunate soul
  • Dude: He’s no Prince Eric
  • Creepiness: The scariest true crime documentary
  • Brutality: George R.R. Martin is that you?

Pairs Well With

The Siren’s Song

  • 1 oz orange vodka
  • ¾ oz blue curacao
  • ¾ oz midori melon liqueur
  • ¾ oz pineapple juice
  • ¾ oz malibu coconut rum
  • ¾ oz spiced rum
  • ½ oz grenadine

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Beyond a Darkened Shore | Spoiler-Free Book Review

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By: Jessica Leake

Standalone | 435 Pages | Pub. 2018

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Beyond a Darkened Shore at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★
  • Heroine: She’ll steal your heart, literally
  • Dude:  I might brave Valhalla to get him back
  • Steaminess: Your grandma would be okay with you reading this
  • Brutality:  Squeezed to death by shapeshifting giants 

Pairs Well With

Old Norse

  • ¾ oz Aquavit
  • ¾ oz Aperol
  • ¾ oz tawny port
  • Dill for garnish

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Hunted (Inception: Fairytale Edition) | Book Review

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By: Meagan Spooner

Standalone | 384 Pages | Pub. 2017

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Hunted at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★1/2
  • Heroine: Queen of the forest
  • Dude: Identity crisis much?
  • Emotional: The dogs are okay
  • Brutality: Starved and beaten in a cell

 

 

 

Pairs Well With

Rosé

Beware. Spoilers are coming…

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