The House Plant by Jeremy Ray

The House Plant is a touching short story by Jeremy Ray that is an absolute gift. In The House Plant we meet Brenda, a kind woman who happens to find a house plant at her local store and decides to take it home and care for it, and hopefully not kill this one. A tale […]

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The Mandevilles’ Marvelous Marvels by J.E. Miller

Janie and Andrew are two friends moving from town to town, as and when they make enough money, on their way to Fimaldi Hunu where they’re determined that they’ll find everything they’re looking for. Along their journey they hear about an audition for a circus – that just so happens to cover travel costs. This […]

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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm is the second book in the Grishaverse and Shadow and Bone trilogy. We revisit Alina Starkov after the events of Shadow and Bone. She is far from where we left her, physically and mentally. Alina and Mal are still on the run from The Darkling and so far it has gone successfully. […]

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh BARDUGO

This book was made for those of us with a fear of the dark. We’re initially dropped into a tense moment for Alina marching with the rest of the first army towards the shadow fold. The shadow fold is a ripple of darkness that splits the country of Ravka in half – isolating eastern Ravka […]

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When Force Meets Fate by Jamison Hill

Jamison is a very athletic, fit and healthy college student. He certainly isn’t a typical young adult though – working out is his life! And no, that is not an exaggeration. He enters body building competitions and works out for hours every day. One day he gets sick, he tries to push through his symptoms […]

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Serpentine by Phillip Pullman

In Serpentine we revisit Lyra and Pan after the events of His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass and before The most recent addition to the Book of Dust Volume 2: The Secret Common Wealth. Lyra and Pan are off to the north again, but this time it’s on an expedition with scholars from Jordan College. […]

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