The Dead Romantics – audiobook mini-review

Author: Ashley Poston
Publication date: June 28, 2022
Genre: contemporary, romance, paranormal

Audiobook narrator: Eileen Stevens
My rating: 4.75/5 stars

A romance ghostwriter who doesn’t believe in love anymore, who can also literally see ghosts, who goes home for her father’s funeral and encounters the ghost of her new editor. The premise sounds wild, and yet The Dead Romantics fuses it into a beautiful reflection on grief, love, family, and the complex ways in which those three intersect. I’m aware that I’m writing this review in April, but this was my first book of the year back in January, and honestly, it was a perfect start to 2023. Read on for a mini-review with more comprehensive thoughts!

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Sweet & Bitter Magic – blog tour (review, quotes + giveaway!)

Author: Adrienne Tooley
Publication date: March 9, 2021
Genre: YA fantasy
My rating: 4/5 stars

Today is my stop on TBR and Beyond’s blog tour for Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley, a debut fantasy full of darkness, witchy magic, love bargains, and two girls who are polar opposites learning to work with each other to save their world–and fall for each other in the process. Read on for a brief review and some of my favorite quotes from this lovely slow-burn!

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Resurrection Girls – ARC review

Author: Ava Morgyn
Publication date: October 1, 2019
Genre: YA contemporary/drama, magical realism
My rating: 4/5 stars

What a weird, yet beautiful, little book. I went in expecting something a little creepy, a little sad, a little quirky, but I closed the book (er, Kindle) with the sense that (a) I had just read a painfully real look at grief and loss, and (b) I just observed one of the most bizarre endings I had ever read. No, that isn’t a spoiler; trust me when I say it is not one you couldn’t predict even if you tried.

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