Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

4.5ish stars. Hamid somehow manages to make this intimate and universal; it’s magical but also so grounded in reality; it’s melancholy but hopeful. It’s about freedom, connection, struggle and discovery. And it just hit home for me. I was engaged from the beginning. The metaphors and speculation made me ponder without feeling like I was […]

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire

4.25ish stars. Creepy and concise in the vein of the most classic fairytales and with obvious comparisons to classic horror novels, this story has a timeless feel. It’s both whimsical and disturbing with a healthy dose of dark humor. It branches off from the brilliant Wayward Children novella series, separate but necessary reading (just because […]

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