Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

4.5ish stars. Post-apocalypse but instead of zombies or raiders or corrupt governments, this is full-on wackiness. Gigantic flying bear, Mord, is Lord of the city and has a brood of regular terrifying bears that act as proxies for carrying out his royal bearship’s horrific rule. Little kids with bee eyes and wings and all sorts […]

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Brimstone by Cherie Priest

3.5ish stars. Very understated for a horror novel. More supernatural fantasy with underlying horror elements that occasionally rise to the surface. 🙂 The two main characters are likable, particularly Alice (and Felipe!) although their POVs are more interesting at some points than others. The tone of the novel is an inconsistent back-and-forth of light and […]

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas This is a hard book for me to rate. Not because I don’t think it’s important or relevant or well-written or eye-opening or worth the read or even that it’s right in its condemnation of the racism that occurs within its pages. It’s just hard for me to […]

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