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Review: Athena’s Child by Hannah Lynn

First, I read this book in a day and put off my own writing to finish it. Athena's Child is Hannah Lynn's retelling of the Medusa myth from (mostly) Medusa's point of view. Medusa is a beautiful and completely mortal girl whose parents differ on what's best for her fourteen year old self. Her mother… Continue reading Review: Athena’s Child by Hannah Lynn

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Review: The Shadow of Perseus by Claire Heywood

I received an ARC of this novel through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I think by now we all know I love a good retold myth, and that Medusa is one of my favorite figures in any mythological cycle. I would've been interested in a Perseus novel based purely on those two criteria.… Continue reading Review: The Shadow of Perseus by Claire Heywood

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Review: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

I mean, even the cover gave me the heebie-jeebies. Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw is a short and horrific punch in the guts, and I loved it. Set in a haunted mansion, the story centers around a group of twenty-somethings who have obviously been friends for quite a while, and who fit the… Continue reading Review: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

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Packing my Office, and Other Random Weird

I'm working on packing in between breaks for silly things like work and seeing people and sleeping. I hate packing. I hate moving. Sigh. But I'm excited for the result, even though I'm sad I'll no longer see the neighbor's new black lab puppy growing up and awkwardly following his older packmate around their yard… Continue reading Packing my Office, and Other Random Weird

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In Case My Nose Disappears Overnight

Today's post has some hunting death and some realities of owning predators as pets that I know not everyone enjoys. If you're squeamish, please feel free to skip this post. fAngus and I have come to an agreement of sorts regarding his serial-killing proclivities, in no small part due to my houseguests being willing to… Continue reading In Case My Nose Disappears Overnight

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Review: The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

I admit the cover for this one caught my attention immediately. Just lovely. I LOVED this book. If you like Norse mythology and/or witchy novels, go get this immediately. The only reason I wasn't done in a day was I started reading it on a family vacation, which meant putting it down to do silly… Continue reading Review: The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

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Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic satisfies all the requirements of a traditional haunted house tale, from the cold and unfriendly family to the imposing home set far above the locals' town and shrouded in clammy mist. High Place house certainly appears to be a transplant from the misty moors of Scotland, right along with the peculiar family Noemi's… Continue reading Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia