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    What We’ve Been Reading #108

    We’re back with our recently recommended reads and linkage to our full reviews. Check out the previous 107 editions by hitting the tags up above! Dread Nation by Justina Ireland Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #107

    Need some new books?! Of course you do! Our team is back with some recent reading recommendations to help you out with that. Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters, edited by Sumiko Saulson Imagine horror where black characters aren’t all tropes and the first to die; imagine a world written by black sisters where black women and femmes are in the starring roles. From flesh-eating plants to flesh eating bees; zombies to vampires to vampire-eating vampire hunters; ghosts, revenants, witches and werewolves, this book has it all. Cursed drums, cursed dolls, cursed palms, ancient spirits and goddesses create a nuanced world of Afrocentric and multicultural horror. Terrifying tales…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #106

    We’re back with our review round-up featuring three recommendations that we hope you’ll check out! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Kindred by Octavia E. Butler Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #105

    It’s time to topple those tbr piles again! We offer up three new recommendations because we know everyone needs more books! Inheriting Her Ghosts by S.H. Cooper Inheritance often comes with strings attached, but rarely are they as tangled as those hanging over High Hearth. When Eudora Fellowes learns she’s the sole heir of her estranged great-aunt’s seaside manor, she believes it will be the peaceful escape she’s longed for. What awaits, however, is a dark legacy shrouded in half a century of secrets, and it doesn’t take long before Eudora realizes she’s not the only one to call High Hearth home. Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop Cassie’s Teaser Review…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #104

    It’s time for a mid week pick-me-up! Here are a few of our most recent recommendations. The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter The Book of X tells the tale of Cassie, a girl born with her stomach twisted in the shape of a knot. From childhood with her parents on the family meat farm, to a desk job in the city, to finally experiencing love, she grapples with her body, men, and society, all the while imagining a softer world than the one she is in. Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop Audra’s Teaser Review This Shirley Jackson award-winner blends the surreal and grotesque with the mundane, uncovering truths about…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #103

    We have a nice mix of recommendations for you today! Don’t forget to hit the tag up above to find more excellent books to add to your tbr piles. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #102

    We took a little break from our review round-up last week because sometimes we are tired but we’re back with more must-reads for your tbr! Eartheater by Dolores Reyes Electrifying and provocative, visceral and profound, a powerful literary debut novel about a young woman whose compulsion to eat earth gives her visions of murdered and missing people—an imaginative synthesis of mystery and magical realism that explores the dark tragedies of ordinary lives. Set in an unnamed slum in contemporary Argentina, Earth-eater is the story of a young woman who finds herself drawn to eating the earth—a compulsion that gives her visions of broken and lost lives. With her first taste…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #101

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction have a new batch of review link-ups of recent reads to add some dark joy to your week! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥  Sisters by Daisy Johnson A New York Times Notable Book (2020) from a Booker Prize finalist and international literary star: a blazing portrait of one darkly riveting sibling relationship, from the inside out.. Now she returns with Sisters, a haunting story about two sisters caught in a powerful emotional web and wrestling to understand where one ends and the other begins. Born just ten months apart, July…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #100

    We are back for our 100th review round-up! We hope you’ll find a new book or three to add to your collection. If you’re looking for more reading recommendations please click either tag above which will bring you to our previous review posts. Dracula, Motherf**ker! by Alex de Campi and Erica Henderson Vienna, 1889: Dracula’s brides nail him to the bottom of his coffin. Los Angeles, 1974: an ageing starlet decides to raise the stakes. Crime scene photographer Quincy Harker is the only man who knows it happened, but will anyone believe him before he gets his own chalk outline? And are Dracula’s three brides there to help him… or…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #99

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more recommendations that you need in your collection. We Hear Voices by Evie Green An eerie horror debut about a little boy who recovers from a mysterious pandemic and inherits an imaginary friend who makes him do violent things… Kids have imaginary friends. Rachel knows this. So when her young son, Billy, miraculously recovers from a horrible flu that has proven fatal for many, she thinks nothing of Delfy, his new invisible friend. After all, her family is healthy and that’s all…