Review: When the Moon Was Ours

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Cover of When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

When the Moon Was Ours






To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town.

But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

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Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw:

John Persons is a private investigator with a distasteful job from an unlikely client. He’s been hired by a ten-year-old to kill the kid’s stepdad, McKinsey. The man in question is abusive, abrasive, and abominable.

He’s also a monster, which makes Persons the perfect thing to hunt him. Over the course of his ancient, arcane existence, he’s hunted gods and demons, and broken them in his teeth.

As Persons investigates the horrible McKinsey, he realizes that he carries something far darker. He’s infected with an alien presence, and he’s spreading that monstrosity far and wide. Luckily Persons is no stranger to the occult, being an ancient and magical intelligence himself. The question is whether the private dick can take down the abusive stepdad without releasing the holds on his own horrifying potential.

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Top Ten SF Books on My Fall TBR

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(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

SO. MANY. BOOKS. I don’t even know where to start. It’s like I’m still dealing with the aftereffects of my reading slump in August. As I am insanely excited about the upcoming Sci-Fi Month (in November) though, quite a large part of my current TBR are science fiction books, so limiting myself to these for this Top Ten Tuesday.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Foxheart by Claire Legrand

Waiting on wednesdayWaiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Cover of Foxheart by Claire Legrand 

Foxheart by Claire Legrand:

Orphan. Thief. Witch.

Twelve-year-old Quicksilver dreams of becoming the greatest thief in the Star Lands. With her faithful dog and partner-in-crime Fox, she’s well on her way—even if that constantly lands them both in trouble. It’s a lonesome life, sleeping on rooftops and stealing food for dinner, but Quicksilver doesn’t mind. When you’re alone, no one can hurt you. Or abandon you.

But the seemingly peaceful Star Lands are full of danger. Witches still exist—although the powerful Wolf King and his seven wolves have been hunting them for years. Thankfully, his bloody work is almost complete. Soon the Star Lands will be safe, free of the witches and their dark magic.

Then one day a strange old woman and her scruffy dog arrive in Quicksilver’s town and perform extraordinary magic. Real magic—forbidden and dangerous. Magic Quicksilver is desperate to learn. With magic like that, she could steal anything her heart desires. She could even find her parents.

But the old woman is not what she seems, and soon Quicksilver has to decide—will she stay at home and remain a thief? Or will she embark upon the adventure of a lifetime and become a legend?

Why I’m waiting for Foxheart:

Since I watched Stranger Things I’ve wanted to read more middle grade books again and Claire’s books are some of the ones I always come across. It helps that her covers are adorably cute.

There is also the fact that I just can’t resist thieves. Add magic on top and you’ve got a must-have for me.

Foxheart by Claire Legrand releases October 4, 2016.

Top Ten Audiobooks

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(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

Making a list of favorite audiobooks is probably the easiest Top Ten Tuesday topic I could ever do. I only started listening to audiobooks this year so I was very slowly easing into it and then also had a massive (listening?) slump during the summer, so there really isn’t much to choose from, lucky me. Most of the ones I did listen to were amazing though and definitely recommended.

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