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Those Who Hunt the Night | Barbara Hambly
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Historical fantasy and trad vampires are kind of not my thing so I wasn‘t expecting much of this. It was also very slow to start. However, I was unexpectedly surprised that once I got into this I binged it. I absolutely loved Lydia and wish we got to see more of her and her spunky attitude even though this is really her husband‘s story.
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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Low pick because there is a lot of (expected) animal death some of which seemed unnecessary. I enjoyed that this was narrated by a domesticated crow and we see a zombie apocalypse through the eyes of the animal kingdom. As much as I loved ST the narrator it was wholly eclipsed by the brief appearances of Genghis Cat. This was my April #BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks
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Impostor Syndrome | Mishell Baker
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I found this to be a fitting conclusion to the trilogy. I think that throughout we've seen some real growth from Millie during her adventures and while the ending isn't all rainbows and unicorns it felt real. I think the important takeaway from the series was also elaborated in the author's note at the end: going through the hard times is worth it to see where you end up afterwards.
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Phantom Pains | Mishell Baker
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I gave the first one five stars and while enjoyed this one too it wasn‘t quite as much as the first. This was a little slower to start because the world was established and there wasn‘t as much of the fun getting to know everyone bits. Once the main mystery started to have pieces fall into place and twists appeared it was hard to put down.
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The downside to being on more than one book social is that sometimes you think you posted your review but totally missed one. I finished this at the beginning of the week and enjoyed it. There are some very dark events that take place but in general I found it to be a good read. Normally I find retellings to be hit or miss but I liked the atmosphere created and Sorcha was a compelling narrator.
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Borderline | Mishell Baker
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Normally I don't really care for fey storylines (after binging them in my early twenties) but all the stars for this one. Millie is a pretty unlikable protagonists but I still ended up caring for her and wanting to see how she got on. I LOVED the mental health/disability representation in this as well. I really want to pick up the next one but I wasn't supposed to have finished this before other things on my tbr but welp.
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Smoky the Cowhorse | Will James
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I found this kind of interesting to read because the narrative voice was very much in the vein of an American tall tale. It took a little getting used to the drawling vocabulary but it certainly set the mood. I will say there is a fair bit of racism casting brownness on the villainous characters. #BuriedAliveChallenge

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That Ain't Witchcraft | Seanan McGuire
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So apparently I decided to completely disregard my plans for the month and went on a binge of the InCryptid series to finish off Antimony's trilogy. I think she's my favorite of the three Price siblings so I'm sad her story arc is done for a while. Pretty big world events happen in this one so I'm curious where other back storylines will go after the events in this one.
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Tricks for Free | Seanan McGuire
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This was a solid entry into the series and a lot of fun. The setting is a not quite Disney amusement park called Lowryland and I loved the take on working there because in a previous era I was a Disney employee and found Antimony's experience very relatable.
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The Silent Tower | Barbara Hambly
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This month is not one of my best reading months but considering I've got a new job and am taking a class it seems about average. I enjoyed pretty much all of the list so I didn't feel as though I was wasting my time with any of them.

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My #BuriedAliveChallenge is still ongoing but most of these were purchased last year so I didn't see a large point gain.
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