An Ember in the Ashes | Book Review

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By: Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes #1 | 446 Pages | Pub. 2016

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An Ember in the Ashes at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Not the brightest crayon in the box
  • Dude: ooohh shiny!
  • Steaminess: The only steam is in Elias’s head
  • Brutality: Children whipped to death

Pairs Well With

Autumn Ash

  • 2ounces blended Scotch whisky
  • 1ounce apple brandy
  • 1/4ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 2dashes orange bitters
  • 1large wide lemon peel ‘chip’, as garnish

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Wolfsong | Book Review

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By: TJ Klune

Green Creek #1 | 400 Pages | Pub. 2016

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Wolfsong at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Hero: I JUST WANT TO HUG HIM!!
  • Hero: DO BETTER JOE!
  • Steaminess: *fans self just thinking about it
  • Brutality: I can’t even talk about it

Pairs Well With

The Lone Wolf

  • 2 dashes cardamom
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • .25 oz Italian Liquor
  • .5 oz gum syrup

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Love that Have Fewer than 2K Goodreads Ratings

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Apparently I only read extremely popular books because this was a really hard TTT to complete. But i’m so happy to give love to books that you may not know about. Here are 5 instead…

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 Girl in 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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Mini Review Monday | The Winner’s Curse

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By: Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Trilogy #1 | 355 Pages | Pub. 2014

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Another Monday, another mini review! This time from our buddy read.


Rating: ★★★

Recommended for: Insta-love fans and those who are not angered easily

He knew the law of such things: people in brightly lit places cannot see into the dark.

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The Kingdom of Copper

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By: S.A. Chakraborty 

The Daevabad Trilogy #2 | 619 Pages | Pub. 2019

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The Kingdom of Copper at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine: She can be my queen anyday
  • Dude: NOT Impressed
  • Steaminess: No one is lighting that fire
  • Brutality: Rumi fire is terrifying

Pairs Well With

Flaming Asshole

  • ½ oz grenadine
  • ½ oz creme de menth
  • ½ oz creme de bananes
  • ½ oz bacardi 151

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