Why I Love Morally Gray Characters

We all have certain fiction tropes which instantly make a book a little more interesting. I’m a simple lady: tell me that a book involves time travel or morally gray characters and it will be shoved onto my TBR with glee.

This post was inspired (a year ago lol) by Sophie @ Me and Ink’s The Morally Gray Discussion.

I have a confession to make: I hoard not only tags but also post ideas. I have over 300 posts in varying levels of completion just waiting to be released into the world. I have a lot of ideas but limited time and energy, so my patrons have taken control and vote on my monthly discussion topics for the blog. Be sure to check out Sophie’s blog and give her some love for sparking this topic!

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ARC Review: All the Murmuring Bones by A.G Slatter

Welcome to my stop on the Titan Books blog tour for All the Murmuring Bones! You may or may not know this about me, dear reader, but I am addicted to mermaids and I love Gothic fiction. So naturally when Titan contacted me about this book I jumped on it so fast. (Seriously, Titan does a fantastic job curating their recommendations to my interests, thank you Polly!) This debut explores themes central to Gothic horror and ultimately exposes the home as a source of horror for women in society.

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All the Murmuring Bones physical copy

All the Murmuring Bones truly is a “spellbinding tale of dark family secrets, magic and witches, and creatures of myth and the sea; of strong women and the men who seek to control them.” I adored this intensely feminist tale and watching fairy tales come to life in a way.

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February in Review | adventure log

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The Adventure Log is my monthly wrap-up post!

How is it the middle of March? How? I feel like I slept through the beginning of the month because I genuinely don’t know how we’re halfway through the month already. The good news is that I’ve gotten some reading in this month… but that’s a story for next month’s adventure log! (I guess this is a good reason to do these wrap-ups at the beginning of the month, eh?)

Let’s look at what I read in February and check in on how I’m doing with my 2021 goals, shall we?

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ARC Review: Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

Lost in the Never Woods is a dark and twisty fantasy retelling of Peter Pan that’s ultimately about growing up too fast, processing trauma and loss, recapturing a bit of childhood wonder, and moving forward in life. This book is special and the mental health representation means a lot to me.

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My eARC copy of Lost in the Never Woods

Lost in the Never Woods is a heartbreakingly beautiful retelling of Peter Pan from the New York Times Bestselling author Aiden Thomas! As a fan of Aiden’s debut Cemetery Boys and adorer of retellings, I was ecstatic when offered an early review copy. A lot of times my own hype gets in the way, but my expectations were exceeded – I read this book twice in as many weeks, and if that isn’t an indication of the magic within these pages… I don’t know what will convince you.

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22 Exciting Books Hitting the Shelves in March 2021 | Anticipated Reads

It’s the most wonderful time of the month… when I get to shower your TBRs with all sorts of exciting new releases! I will not be accepting any hate mail at this time for your never-ending TBRs. Sorry to be the bearer of Publishing News if you were hoping for a break to catch up on reading, but this month I’ve got 22 new releases to highlight!


Think of the Reader Voracious Anticipated Reads as a list of noteworthy books coming up for publication. These posts focus on books from my preferred genres (fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller in YA & adult) but are by no means a representation of everything being published. There’s no way I will be able to get to all of these books personally, but I think my readers would be interested in them so I want to share and boost.

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