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259 reviews

Elena Knows, by Claudia Piñeiro

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5.0

 The writing is phenomenal. Charco Press always translates the most thoughtful, captivating books. An elderly Argentinian woman with Parkinston’s sets out to solve her daughter’s murder. Loved the writing. Made me think about disability a lot. Did NOT see Rita’s past actions coming. God. 🥺 
Untethered Sky, by Fonda Lee

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adventurous fast-paced

5.0

 RIDICULOUSLY GOOD WRITING. Honestly, a perfect novella! I felt this book come ALIVE, it is bursting with atmosphere and control. I am a big fan of Darius. I am a HUGE fan of all the massive birds and the culture around them. The first manticore kill had me gasping!! 
Stay True, by Hua Hsu

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5.0

 NO WONDER THIS WON THE PULITZER. The author has mastered the grounded, nostalgic tone; I was missing times, friends, and cities I had never seen. 😅 This book is the best “university is a beautiful moment” memoir I have read in a long time. 
Fabricant 100 (Vol 2), by Daisuke Enoshima

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4.0

 The concert soprano’s death at the hands of her own fabricant…. beautifully executed (🔪) I hope this series continues! I am one of like the 10 fans of this series lol. 🥺♥️ 
My Hero Academia, Vol. 1, by Kōhei Horikoshi

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4.0

 I did not know this was the plot??? I don’t know why I had a generic Marvel story in mind for this superhero manga, but this is more interesting than I expected.  Just neat! 
Yellowface, by R.F. Kuang

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fast-paced

4.5

GOD. Great novel on cultural appropriation, loneliness, literary social media, and the vampire nature of fiction! Kuang captures the emotionally detached, defensive-aggressive attitude that is huge on among white professionals, especially among white writers and journalists on twitter.
COWABUNGALY YOURS AT THE END OF THE WORLD, by Ashley Cline

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4.0

Very tender poetry. Love any combination of poet who adores poetry, astronomy, science, and pop music. 
Don't Fear the Reaper, by Stephen Graham Jones

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4.5

 No one writes about elk and slashers like Stephen Graham Jones. Some of the body horror in this book had me gasping!!!! (Dangling eyes!?!? Why!!! 😩!?!?) Letha, reborn as a slasher believer, stole the spotlight in this second book for me. 
Hunter X Hunter, Vol. 3, by Yoshihiro Togashi

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4.0

 Omg Tay and I loved the Hunter Exam at the start of the pandemic. Still a thrill. Leorio holding the guy over the edge(!!!) 
Nana, Vol. 1, by Ai Yazawa

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sad fast-paced

5.0

 GOD. This is romance. I am enamored with Nana #1 blaming her life on The Demon Lord. Nana #2 and Ren in the tub. Simply divine. Nice heartbreak. Easy to see why it is popular.