Book Reviews, Books and Tea Book Club, Received for Review

Review: Other Words For Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin | #Gifted

Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin
Genre: Fantasy | Horror | New Adult
Length: 336 pages
Published on 2nd April 2019 by Titan Books
Purchase*: Amazon | Wordery | Blackwells
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Sarah Maria Griffin: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads
Received for free from publisher in exchange for an honest review + bought 2 copies myself

Synopsis:
The house at the end of the lane burned down, and Rita Frost and her teenage ward, Bevan, were never seen again. The townspeople never learned what happened. Only Mae and her brother Rossa know the truth; they spent two summers with Rita and Bevan, two of the strangest summers of their lives… Because nothing in that house was as it seemed: a cat who was more than a cat, and a dark power called Sweet James that lurked behind the wallpaper, enthralling Bevan with whispers of neon magic and escape. And in the summer heat, Mae became equally as enthralled with Bevan. Desperately in the grips of first love, she’d give the other girl anything. A dangerous offer when all that Sweet James desired was a taste of new flesh…

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Cover Reveal: The Sisters of Salem by Tish Thawer

First time this year I’ll be unveiling a cover for a book. I don’t do these often as I like to wait for books that really interest me or covers I think I’ll love.

Today I’m bringing you the reveal of The Sisters of Salem by Tish Thawer, this is the third in a series which honestly I haven’t read BUT OMG DO I LOVE THE COVERS OF THE PREVIOUS TWO. They’re so simple but such a lovely aesthetic?!

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Book Reviews, Books and Tea Book Club, Received for Review

ARC Review: Aries 181 by Tiana Warner

Aries 181 by Tiana Warner
Genre: Scienece Fiction | New Adult
Length: 419 pages
Published on 26th March 2019 by Rogue Cannon Publishing
Purchase*: Amazon
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Tiana Warner: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Received for free from author (and later NetGalley so I could drop this review there) in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: A crime spree to steal aerospace technology. An intern with the brains to stop it.

When Jess uncovers evidence that her boss is stealing technology to build his company, her coveted internship at Aries turns from dream job to catastrophe. Worse, her boss cons another young woman into becoming his accomplice, and the duoโ€™s chemically enhanced skills and weapons help them become the most infamous supercriminals to sweep the tech world. Before they pilfer every aerospace lab in North America, Jess must use her ingenuity to stop themโ€”risking her career, her relationships, and maybe even her life.

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Book Reviews, Received for Review

ARC Poetry Review: The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace – #Gifted

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Series: Women Are Some Kind of Magic #3
Genre: Poetry | Feminism
Length: 210 pages
Published on 5th March 2019 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Purchase*: Amazon | Wordery
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Amanda Lovelace: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Received for free from publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: The mermaid is known for her siren song, luring bedroom-eyed sailors to their demise. However, beneath these misguided myths are tales of escapism and healing, which Lovelace weaves throughout this empowering collection of poetry, taking you on a journey from the sea to the stars. They tried to silence her once and for all, but the mermaidโ€™s voice returns in this one.

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Book Reviews, Graphic Novel, Received for Review

Graphic Novel Mini Reviews: Mae, Vol 1 by Gene Ha and Ghost Stories by Whit Taylor

Mae, Volume 1 by Gene Ha
Series: Mae #1-6
Genre: Fantasy | Graphic Novel
Length: 136 pages
Published on 7th February 2017 by Dark Horse Books
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Gene Ha: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Review copy received from publishers via NetGalley

Synopsis:
When she was just a girl, Abbie discovered a portal to fantasy world and for the last couple of years has been having great adventures there: defeating horrible monsters, power-mad scientists, and evil nobles. But by the time she turned twenty-one it all came apart and she decided to return home. Her sister, Mae, has had no idea what happened to Abbie after all this time. Her tales are too hard to believe–that is, until the monsters and other terrible creatures start to cross over to our world…
Collects the first six issues of the fantastical all-ages series, in the 6″ x 9″ format!

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