The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi (Review by Trisha I. ’24)
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by mspelmanlibrarian
1y ago
The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi felt bittersweet from the first page. As the final book of her Gilded Wolves trilogy, I’ve had this book on preorder for nearly half a year and knew that it would provide a realistic conclusion—not satisfying, but ..read more
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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Review by James B. ’24)
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by Felix Chen
1y ago
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo My rating: 3 of 5 stars TW for the book: Drug Overdose, Murder, Sexual Assault As Leigh Bardugo’s debut into Adult Fantasy, Ninth House is a stunning dark thriller that takes place on the modern day Yale campus. Be aware that this book may make you question your college apps ..read more
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Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Review by Anika F. ’21)
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by angela
1y ago
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia My rating: 4 of 5 stars At this point in my fantasy journey, it’s hard for stand-alones to impress me. Some are too short and don’t allow for enough world building or character development. Others are large tomes (like The Priory of the Orange Tree) that are ..read more
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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (review by Fiona W. ’21)
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by mspelmanlibrarian
1y ago
Neverwhere by Neil GaimanMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Richard Mayhew is an average young man who lives in modern-day London with an average life and and average job. One day, he finds a ragged and bloodied girl dying on the side of the road that nobody seems to notice but him. He takes it ..read more
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Oh the Moon: Stories from the Tortured Mind by Charlyne Yi (review by Shannon H. ’16)
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by mspelmanlibrarian
1y ago
Oh the Moon by Charlyne YiMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh the moon made me laugh and made me cry with hundreds of pages that flew by (literally, some pages didn’t have words on them). The book is relatable, fun, and of course, mindblowing. The frankness of the stories gave me pause, waking me ..read more
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Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (review by Andrew R. ’17)
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by mspelmanlibrarian
1y ago
Bone Gap by Laura RubyMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap, while almost effortlessly unique in its setting and characters, too often gets bogged down in the tropes of other genres—especially star-crossed romance and magical realism—to feel entirely convincing or satisfying by the last page. The rural Illinois town that protagonists Finn ..read more
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On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers (review by Elisabeth S. ’16)
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by mspelmanlibrarian
1y ago
On Stranger Tides by Tim PowersMy rating: 3 of 5 stars On Stranger Tides details the adventures of former puppeteer John Chandagnac, whose ship is captured by pirates and who is forced to change sides and become a pirate at gunpoint. He becomes “Jack Shandy,” to the pirates, and he inadvertently saves the pirate captain’s ..read more
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Beloved by Toni Morrison (review by Elisabeth S. ’16)
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by mspelmanlibrarian
1y ago
Beloved by Toni MorrisonMy rating: 4 of 5 stars A warning: Beloved is not for the light of heart. Sethe is an escaped slave and mother of three that heads for Ohio with her broken family, having lost her husband in flight. The trauma that she has endured as a slave and during her escape ..read more
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Jinx by Meg Cabot (review by Anahita F. ’17)
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by mspelmanlibrarian
1y ago
Jinx by Meg CabotMy rating: 3 of 5 stars To escape recent troubles in Iowa Jean Honeychurch, nicknamed Jinx, flies to Manhattan to stay with her Uncle Ted and Aunt Evelyn. She believes the change will be a fresh start and will make life easier for her, right? Wrong. Jean does not fit in with ..read more
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