review

Sherlock Holmes and also, the Trump Presidency, aka A Study in Honor by Claire O’Dell

A Study in Honor by Claire O’Dell
[Janet Watson Chronicles #1]
★★★★
Releases July 31st

“It’s not as expensive as you think.”
Sara Holmes leaned against the entry to the parlor, arms folded and mouth quirked into a smile. The lace gloves on her hands were just visible, though their color had faded to a pale gray.
“How did you-”
“Deduction. And a certain empathy born of like experience.”

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book news

June Posts #V // June Book News, Anticipated Releases, and More

Hey guys, it’s Elise! Welcome back to this new segment where I ramble about upcoming releases I’m excited for and announcements in the world of books. Because I’m a mess and follow upcoming books waaaaaaay too much. I’ll start with my favorite new blurbs and announcements, and then end with a ranking of the month’s cover drops for releases on my list.

Also, I POSTED A BOOKTUBE VIDEO AND IT’S HERE.

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Surviving Alaska, aka I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall

I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
★★★☆☆
Releases July 24th

I feel like three stars always look a little weird, so let me clarify that this is a positive three-star rating. This is a compelling survival story that is marketed as a revenge story and I just… didn’t get exactly what I was hoping. But let’s be real, this was still entertaining.

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hauls

June Posts #IV // June Book Haul, Author Events, and Posts I Adored

So since I go to so many author events and never really talk about them, I’m going to start making my book hauls the area in which I discuss meeting authors and posts I’ve loved this month. So instead of book hauls only, these wrap-ups function as yet another section of my monthly wrap-up posts! I think this will add a little more dimension to these posts, which I’ve tended to find kind of boring in the past [don’t kill me].

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An Awful and Beautiful Book, aka A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
★★★☆
Newly Released!!

A Girl Like That begins as we see Zarin and Porus holding hands and walking off to their deaths. It’s a moment that is horrible and beautiful all at once, and the book never quite stops being that.

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