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Book Review: Dancing With Werewolves

Danving With Werewolves (Delilah Street #1), by Carole Nelson Douglas While it must be admitted that this is competent genre fiction, this book feels like the literary equivalent of gorging oneself on twinkies.  One wonders how would could have better … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Night, Mr. Holmes

Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Irene Adler #1), by Carole Nelson Douglas In my reading of mystery series, especially those written by women with female protagonists, there is a lot of discussion that I tend to find tedious and irritating, largely … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane, Unlimited

Jane, Unlimited, by Kristin Cashore It is rare when I read a book that the author anticipates and answers my concerns before I have the chance to rant about them in a review.  When I began reading this book, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dress Codes For Small Towns

Dress Codes For Small Towns, by Courtney Stevens In many ways, this book serves as a sort of wish fulfillment for rural progressives who long for a way that Christians can prove themselves disloyal to unpopular biblical morality and celebrate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Odd One Out

Odd One Out, by Nic Stone In stark contrast to many YA novels, the author has a solid idea of the complexities that our contemporary obsession with identity and sexuality brings to friendships and relationships.  Quite strikingly for a novel … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our Own Private Universe

Our Own Private Universe, by Robin Talley This book reveals some of the general problems with Lambda-bait YA novels and with YA romances in general, and does so through its title alone.  While bi-racial and bisexual Aki Simon and her … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rough Patch

Rough Patch, by Nicole Markotic There are strengths and weaknesses in focusing a novel like this one on a quirky and somewhat socially awkward teenager who happens to be somewhat obsessed with her bisexuality and its repercussions and who also … Continue reading

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Book Review: Like Water

Like Water, by Rebecca Podos It seems unlikely that this particular book will be long remembered, but as someone who reads a fair amount of YA and literary fiction, of which this certainly qualifies, this book does provide a rather … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Darcy’s Daughter

Mr. Darcy’s Daughter (The Pemberley Chronicles #5), by Rebecca Ann Collins This book is an example where the back cover text really lets one down.  The back cover talks about the way that Mr. Darcy’s daughter Cassandra Gardiner nee Darcy … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ladies Of Longbourn

The Ladies Of Longbourn (The Pemberley Chronicles #4) This book picks up from where the previous book left out and like the previous volume it is a book that combines a serviceable romantic plot with a lot of extraneous elements … Continue reading

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