The Boneless Mercies | Book Review

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By: Apeil Genevieve Tucholke

Standalone | 384 Pages | Pub. 2018

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The Boneless Mercies at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine: Mercy doesn’t mean survival
  • Sisterhood: THIS IS MY SQUAD
  • Steaminess: About as chilly as the Vorse
  • Brutality: Are you attached to your eyes?

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Absinthe

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An Enchantment of Ravens | Book Review

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By: Margaret Rogerson

Standalone | 300 Pages | Pub. 2017

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An Enchantment of Ravens at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★1/2
  • Heroine: Confident Woman
  • Dude: Cocky Bastard
  • Steaminess: I think I saw a smoke signal somewhere…
  • Brutality: Hunted like animals

Pairs Well With

Lavender Gin & Tonic

  • 3 oz gin
  • 4 oz tonic water
  • 1 Tb fresh lime juice
  • Lavender simple syrup to taste (see recipe below)
  • Sprig of lavender for garnish

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Ruin & Rising | Book Review

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By: Leigh Bardugo

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #3 | 422 Pages | Pub. 2014

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Ruin & Rising at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Why is she in charge of anything?
  • Dude: He deserves better. #teammal
  • Steaminess: The glass windows fogged a touch
  • Brutality: Ripped apart by bird-things

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Fireball

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Queen of Air and Darkness (Wait, what?! x100) | Book Review

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By: Cassandra Clare

The Dark Artifices #3 | 880 Pages | Pub. 2018

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Queen of Air and Darkness at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★1/2
  • Heroine: My stab-happy hero
  • Dude: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE
  • Steaminess: Three times the steam
  • Brutality: Head popped like a bottle top

Review

Oh lord, how do I even begin? I have no words and all the words at the same time. First of all, this is my favorite shadowhunter series. I love the others, but Clare’s writing has grown and with it, her characters. I am going to have to do a love hate breakdown on this and I can’t write it without spoilers so if you haven’t read any of The Dark Artifices STOP NOW.

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Winter | Book Review

By: Marissa Meyer

The Lunar Chronicles #4 | 827 Pages | Pub. 2015

Winter at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★1/2
  • Heroine: Which one?
  • Dude: King of deadpan
  • Steaminess: Keepin’ it PG
  • Brutality: Lots of blood… lots.

Pairs Well With

Washington Apple

  • 1 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz sour apple schnapps
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
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