Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee (giving us the queer, genderfluid Loki we needed)

Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee (giving us the queer, genderfluid Loki we needed)

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Loki, the second son to the king of Asgard, wants to inherit the throne. But it seems like the entire universe has already made up their mind what kind of person Loki is, the trickster god. When Loki travels to nineteenth century London to investigate a murder, he’s put on the path to discover who he’s meant to be.

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Ten Perfect Gifts for Bookworms

Ten Perfect Gifts for Bookworms

ten perfect gifts for bookwormsIf you have someone in your life (friend, family member, significant other, coworker, etc) who’s a bookworm, you might be wondering what to get them for the holidays (other than the obvious answer which is books). Fear not, for I myself am a bookworm (surprise!) and I’ve compiled a list of the things that I have received or would love to receive as a bookworm.

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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (found! family! in! space!)

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (found! family! in! space!)

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When Tyler Jones graduates at the top of his class at Aurora Academy, he expects to be leading his dream squad. Instead, he’s left with the rejects and outcasts. Trying to make the best of it, he takes the squad on their first mission and immediately everything goes wrong. The squad quickly realizes they can’t trust the government. They are the only ones who can save the universe.

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab (a dark and thrilling revenge story)

Vicious by V.E. Schwab (a dark and thrilling revenge story)

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Victor and Eli, college roommates with a shared dark side and sharp intelligence, stumble onto an intriguing discovery. They believe under the right circumstances that a near death experience can give someone superpowers. Unable to resist they start to experiment and things start to go wrong.

A dark tale of revenge where there are no heroes, Vicious is thrilling and highly enjoyable.

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Ten Self Care Tips for NaNoWriMo

Ten Self Care Tips for NaNoWriMo

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In case you don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s when all your writer friends go into hibernation and only come out to grab snacks, coffee, and occasionally scream. The goal is to write 50,000 words (a novel) in one month. That’s a lot. This can be very stressful for a lot of writers (myself included).

So here are ten ways to take care of yourself during NaNoWriMo.

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Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (a feminist story for horror fans)

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (a feminist story for horror fans)

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Sawkill Girls is a dark, beautiful debut. When Marion and her family move to Sawkill Island, she was ready for a nice, quiet place to recover from the loss of her father. Instead, she’s thrust into an ancient battle with a horrific enemy. She doesn’t know who to trust and she isn’t sure if she can even trust herself. But with the help of her friends, she must fight the evil that haunts Sawkill Island.

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October 2019 Wrapup (feat. NaNoWriMo panic and my reading goals)

October 2019 Wrapup (feat. NaNoWriMo panic and my reading goals)

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October is one of my favorite months. I love cold weather and I love autumn in general (plus Halloween is my favorite holiday lol). Spooky books with supernatural elements are my jam! Bonus points if they have an autumnal aesthetic. The only thing I don’t like about October is the oncoming dread/excitement about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). But I did achieve my reading goals this month, so October has been pretty good.

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Ten Books with Asexual Characters (Asexual Visibility Week 2019)

Ten Books with Asexual Characters (Asexual Visibility Week 2019)

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Hey there! So you probably don’t know this, but this week is asexual visibility week. This is very near and dear to me because (drum roll please) I am asexual! But what the heck is asexuality?

Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to others, or low or absent interest in or desire for sexual activity. It may be considered the lack of a sexual orientation, or one of the variations thereof, alongside heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality. It may also be an umbrella term used to categorize a broader spectrum of various asexual sub-identities.

Asexuality is not a very well known sexuality, but it is valid and it is part of the LGBTQ+ community. And luckily, more and more people know about asexuality and are writing about it. So let’s just dive right into Ten Books with Asexual Characters.

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (a viking-ish fantasy novel)

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (a viking-ish fantasy novel)

sky in the deep review

Eelyn, a seventeen-year-old warrior, fights for her clan the Aska against their ancient foes, the Riki. But one day she sees something impossible, her brother Iri who she thought had died five years ago. When Eelyn tries to go after him, she is captured by the Riki who make her their slave. To stay alive and one day return to her people, she is forced to trust Fiske, a Riki warrior, her sworn enemy.

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