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What We’re Reading #39

It’s time to add more books to your pile! Who am I kidding? It’s always time to add more books to your pile. Here are a few recommend reads to get you started.

Mary Shelley Makes A Monster by Octavia Cade

Mary Shelley Makes A Monster by Octavia Cade

All our monsters are mirrors. And when Mary Shelley’s monster—built from her life rather than her pen, born out of biography instead of blood—outlives its mother, that monster goes looking for a substitute. But all the monster really knows of women is that women write, and so the search for a replacement takes it first to Katherine Mansfield, and then to other women who know what mutilated things can be made from ink and mirrors…

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Alex’s Teaser Review

The writing is smart, creative, and entertaining. A solid collection of work!

Read Alex’s entire review at Goodreads.


Curse of the Ladderman by Angela Archer Book Cover

Curse of the Ladderman by Angela Archer

Sticks and stones may brake my bones but an evil spirit will kill me…

Following a brutal murder, rumours of a deadly curse emerge. The curse of the Ladderman. No one takes it too seriously until Rik and his friends unleash the curse on themselves.

As Rik’s world crumbles, he has nowhere to hide from the invisible demon intent on killing him. Traumatized by his past, terrified by his future, can Rik survive the curse of the Ladderman or will death be his only salvation?

The Ladderman is a “must read” novella by Angela Archer. If you enjoy compelling characters, deadly plights, and merciless villains, then you’ll love this.

Grab your copy of The Ladderman and discover the evil within…

Goodreads | Amazon

Lilyn’s Teaser Review

The author does a great job of throwing you in the deep end with everything that’s happening and she packs a lot of action into about seventy pages. It kept me engaged the entire read.

Read Lilyn’s entire review at Goodreads.


The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley Book Cover

The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

A dark and brutal vision of the future, this is not a tale for the faint of heart.

To start: there will be love. The word was dead. Then it rose from under the earth, took form, came to us and demanded our attention.

In the Valley of the Rocks, Nate is the storyteller, the voice and memory of the Group. Through the nights beyond women, William leads with youth and strength. Doctor Ben tends to their wounds in the dying days of man. Everyone has a role, even Uncle Ted, who spends so much time out in the woods.

For what can man hope to achieve in a world without women? When the past is only grief how long should you hold on to it? What secrets can the forest offer to change it all?

Discover The Beauty.

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Toni’s Teaser Review

Whiteley’s writing is very straight to the point and I am here for it. This isn’t my first of Whiteley’s books that I have reviewed. But I have to say it is my favorite. It is the weird quotient that I loved about the book. Whiteley’s imagination is amazing. The pacing of the story was spot on for me. It was a fast read that as a reader I needed to know what happened next. There weren’t any unneeded scenes to fill the story out. The flow was perfect and the emotion of the characters shine through the story.

Read Toni’s entire review at The Misadventures of a Reader.


Thanks for joining us today! We hope you found something to add to your tbr list. Please share your recent reads with us in the comments below.

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