Review: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

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Cate and her two younger sisters have grown up having to hide the fact that they can do magic. Living in New England, where women suspected of being witches are arrested and sent away on a constant basis, their livelihood and safety depend on them keeping what they are a secret. I need the next […]

Review: I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

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Mary Cassatt moved to Paris with the hopes and dreams of becoming a successful artist. Dejected when her paintings are rejected by the Salon, she soon finds herself in the company of some of the artists she most admires including Edgar Degas. This meeting will throw her life into a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences, […]

Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

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As the illegitimate son of the most feared & violent witch in modern-day England, Nathan is neither a full White witch nor a full Black witch. He’s held captive in a cage and trained to kill in a world where the two sides are living, and fighting, among unsuspecting humans. In a race against time, […]

Review: Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick

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A Fabergé egg, enchanted by magic with the task to protect the Romanov family, ensuring their power in Russia. Natalya Kutepova, in love with Alexei Romanov, learns of the egg’s power just as the Reds are set to attack St. Petersburg. In the chaos, Natalya and her friend Emilia run for their lives as they […]

Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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Nao, a Japanese girl planning to commit suicide, sits at a cafe writing in a journal about the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun. Across the ocean in British Columbia on a remote island, Ruth finds the journal, among other things, wash up on shore. She wonders if it is debris washed over […]

Blog Tour Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

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After a seemingly scandalous moment in art class, Vicky is expelled from her French boarding school and sent home to her family in England. Her parents, disgraced, forbid her to pursue drawing and arrange a marriage for her to clean up her reputation. However, Vicky is drawn to the excitement around the city with the […]

Review: Not QUITE the Classics by Colin Mochrie

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Perhaps most well known for his improv on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Colin Mochrie tries his hand at some writing a book by taking the improv game of “first line, last line” and using that as a prompt to write his own versions of some classic tales. Mochrie tackles the likes  of Great Gatsby […]

Review: Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

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Nick Offerman and his iconic mustache are probably most well known for his role as Ron Swanson on the hit NBC show Parks & Recreation. In Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living Nick talks about his childhood and theatre-filled life in the journey to where he is today, married to the […]

Review: The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

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The Silent Wife is a story where you begin knowing the ending. Jodi is the killer and Todd, her cheating husband, is the victim. Through the 300+ pages unfolds a tale told in alternating viewpoints as Todd falls deeper and deeper into his affair and Jodi maintains a silent, stoic face of denial even as the […]

Recap: Samantha Shannon Book Signing

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The Indigo bookstore at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto played host to the first stop in Samantha Shannon’s book tour for The Bone Season on Friday evening and we were ecstatic to have her there to talk about her book and share her experiences becoming a published author. It was such a pleasure to see […]

Blog Tour Guest Post & Exclusive Book Trailer Premiere: Creeps’ Darren Hynes

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About 2 weeks ago, I shared my review of Creeps – a powerful and emotional story about bullying. While the blog tour ended up being pushed a week later, I’m thrilled to still be a part of it, closing up the tour with a guest post by the author, Darren Hynes as well as be […]

Blog Tour Review: Creeps by Darren Hynes

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Wayne Pumphrey is small and scrawny which makes him an easy target for Pete “the Meat” and his band of bullies. Wayne is a quiet child who would rather just stay silent and bear the constant bullying rather than stand up for himself. The letters that he writes in his journal, of which he will […]

Recap: Ania Szado’s Studio Saint Ex book launch party

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Back in April, on one of the first days that really started to feel like Spring, Andrea (Cozy Up With a Good Read) and I met up after work to head down to Ania Szado’s book launch for her novel Studio Saint Ex. Held at the gorgeous Ben McNally bookstore, I was immediately taken with […]

Blog Tour Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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The unthinkable has happened. After 4 previous waves that have taken out most of humanity, Cassie is seemingly among the few left on Earth struggling to survive. She has learned the hard way not to trust anyone so her survival instincts are put to the test when she meets Evan along the path to rescue […]