A Want of Kindness by Joanne Limburg
Opening on her childhood, this book tells the story of Anne, the niece of the King of England in the 1600’s, up til she takes the throne herself in the line of succession. She’s a woman aware of her place, who loves her older, bossy sister Mary and who has been raised a protestant, in spite of her father remaining a catholic. She barely remembers her mother, who has died, but gets along fine with her stepmother, until her father takes the throne.
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A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Think 1920s Prohibition, except alcohol is not what is illegal. Magic is. Enough damage was done by past magic users that any and all evidence of magic is shunned and banned. But not all traces of magic are gone. With anything that is prohibited, the lure is just all that more enticing. Shine rooms attract customers who gladly pay to experience the intoxicating effects in the form of magic-infused water.
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Snow Crash (3/5)
By: Neal Stephenson
Length: 470 pages
Published: June 1992
Genre: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk, Dystopian
My book club has started a new initiative to read a book each month from a different sub-genre of Science Fiction or Fantasy. The theme for March was Cyberpunk and we all chose Snow Crash to read and discuss. The only other Cyberpunk book I am aware of having read is Ready Player One, so I was excited to learn more about this interesting off-shoot of Science Fiction.
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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
Fast-paced and addictive, THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR announces a major new talent in thriller writing.
You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall.
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This series highlights inexpensive, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read.
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GAME OF THRONES MEETS THE BLAIR WITCH!
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