The Traitor’s Ruin (Traitor’s Circle # 2) | Mini Review


By: Erin Beatty

Traitor’s Circle # 2| 384 Pages | Pub. 2018

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Traitor’s Ruin at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★ 1/2 
  • Heroine: Spy Kids vibes
  • DudeHe was toeing the Tambitch line a little too closely
  • Steaminess: Stolen kisses
  • Brutality: Forever scarred by dungeon cells

Beware. Spoilers are coming…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books We’ve Read

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girlin your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

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Evenfall | Spoiler-Free ARC Review


By: Gaja J. Kos & Boris Kos

Shadowfire #1 | Pub. October 30 2018

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Evenfall at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★
  • Heroine: Belle meets Harry Potter (maybe)
  • Dude:  Why so moody?! *said in the Joker voice*
  • Steaminess:  Well, that escalated quickly!
  • Brutality: Burned from the inside

Pairs Well With

Moon Shadow Cocktail

  • 2 ounces rum, preferably Mount Gay Eclipse
  • 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce B12 mixed with simple syrup
  • Ginger beer

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Soul Ripping Romance Tag

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Happy Sunday everyone! We are sad the weekend is almost over but not sad that we are doing the Soul Ripping Romance tag thanks to one of our favorite humans, Kaleena @ Reader Voracious. If you aren’t following Kaleena yet, you aren’t truly living so please rectify that immediately 😉


  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author – Nel @ Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas.

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Nevernight | Spoiler-Free (Fangirling) Review


By: Jay Kristoff

Daughter of the Pirate King #1 | 311 Pages | Pub. 2016

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Nevernight at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine:  “Fuck running! I’m in a bloody corset” is our forever mood
  • Dude: We’d sneak out of our rooms for him
  • Steaminess:  Tric wins the Hall of Masks in our minds
  • Brutality: Bludgeoned to death with your own limbs

Pairs Well With:

Black Widow Martini

  • 1 1/2oz. Black rum
  • ¾ oz Creme de cacao
  • 1 cup ice
  • Black food color
  • Brown sugar for rim

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