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34 reviews

Ghost Wall, by Sarah Moss

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challenging dark emotional mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett

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challenging dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

A challenging book about family, race, identity, and sacrifices. A fantastic read.

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Under the Whispering Door, by TJ Klune

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Did not finish book. Stopped at 30%.
As much as I thought the setting was interesting--and I enjoy a curmudgeon as a main character--I really could not get over the "White man is taught empathy by magical People of Color" trope that was going on.
My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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challenging dark emotional funny mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Fantastic. Tense. A deeply moving story about who we love and what lengths we will go to protect those we care for. A must-read.
What We Don't Talk About When We Talk about Fat, by Aubrey Gordon

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challenging emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced

5.0

Axiom's End, by Lindsay Ellis

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adventurous emotional funny mysterious 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

Upright Women Wanted, by Sarah Gailey

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

4.0

The Raven Tower, by Ann Leckie

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dark tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0