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My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh

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challenging dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

It was ok. it starts funny then gets extremely tiring and repetitive. There's a lot of bodily function stuff just for shock value. When it finally ends, it tries to sound clever while being sentimental. I'm giving it 3 starts because it's an accurate portrait of depression. May take 1/2 star later.
Pet, by Akwaeke Emezi

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dark

1.0

Heavy-handed, talks down to the reader, includes graphic violence and torture

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The Babysitters Coven, by Kate M. Williams

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adventurous funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

THE BABYSITTERS COVEN is EVERYTHING.
I loved the book and as soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again. 
To me this has all the ingredients for the perfect story: super fashion forward teen witches, a good dose of 90s nostalgia, magic, the best pop culture references and a beloved pet that doesn't die (thank gawd).
I love Kate's writing, it just flows. And the plot is seamless.

The Last Girl, by Goldy Moldavsky

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball, by Laura Ellen Anderson

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adventurous funny lighthearted
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.5

Willow Moss and the Lost Day, by Dominique Valente

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adventurous lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0