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Black girls kicking zombie butt! || Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯 OH DAYUM. This book has it all. It’s like a black, feminist Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer... except actually GOOD. I'm in love.

Am I a Bookish Hypocrite? Answer: Yes #awkward (featuring stats)

It may have come to your attention that I have some Opinions™ on this blog. To take a break from dragging other people’s work, I thought it was time to take a long hard look at myself, and see if I’m actually applying my bookish morals to my own reading. The answer? AHAHAHAHhahahaha... no.

The Reader’s Reward (there isn’t one)|| Heroes at Odds & Heroes Reward by Moira J Moore

 🐯🐯🐯💀💀 || Blimming heck. You wait six books for a plot… then it all comes along at once! The last book in this series is actually good, so it’s a shame about the four saggy ones in the middle.

Pyramids, Poison, & Ancient Egyptian Poirot || The Mask of Ra by Paul Doherty

In the reign of Hatshepsut, plucky judge Amerotke must race against time to crack a fiendish plot, and save Egypt. Even a shittily formatted cover isn’t going to put me off an ancient murder mystery starring a Pharaoh Queen.

Welcome to the Gay Wizard Apocalypse || The Fever King by Victoria Lee

🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯 || Amazon released this EARLY. I am sleep deprived and hyper with excitement from reading as weekend. And all I can say is, GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!

The Lion Kink ;)|| Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

🐯🐯🐯💀💀|| I gave four or five stars to the first three books in the Kate Daniels series. Now, I think things are finally starting to flag. Ruh roh.  A quick glance at Goodreads has told me that EVERYONE thinks I am wrong.

Sarcasm & Swashbuckling in Space || Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon

🐯🐯🐯🐯🐯/★★★★★ Let's be honest, Nathan Fillion could shit in a bucket and I'd still rate it 11/10 fan content. Firefly is Whedon’s masterpiece and if you disagree, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet I will end you.

Mary Sues & Magical Melodrama || The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber

🐯🐯🐯💀💀 / Gaslight fantasy is a genre I hadn’t heard of before this book. No, it's not a genre where politicians deny having tweeting things they clearly tweeted. Gaslight fantasy is a bit like steampunk. It's set in Victorian times, but instead of a sci-fi twist, everything is supernatural. Sign me the HECK UP YO!

SCIENCE, bitches! || I Think You’ll Find It’s A Bit More Complicated Than That by Dr Ben Goldacre

🐯🐯🐯💀💀/★★★☆☆ Is there anything more annoying than an anti-vaxxer? Yes. The journalist who deliberately lied about the science to create the poor anti-vaxxer, thereby entrenching public mistrust in mainstream media and experts, and encouraging a rise in conspiracy thinking. Haha, I bet you thought I had a fun punchline, but instead it’s just sad. Joke's on you!

New Year New Me! (Except Not) || 2018 Wrap Up & 2019 Bookish Goals

Well holy Hasselhoff in a handbasket, you mean it’s 2019 already? How dare it. Not in MY TwentyGayTeen! I mean, in my TwentyBiTeen. Because that’s what year it is now. 

Boaty McBoatFace versus Napoleon || Mr Midshipman Hornblower by C S Forester

🐯🐯🐯🐯💀//★★★★☆ How are the Napoleonic wars so blood(il)y awesome?! I think I love them so much partially because vague and misplaced patriotism, partially because everyone was fricking pengagleng.

Twilight Goes to Prague || Daughter of Smoke and Bone

🐯🐯🐯💀💀/★★★☆☆ Hey guys! NaNoWriMo is officially done (#completeditmate) Christmas is officially here, and it’s time for MOAR BOOK REVIEWS. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is one of THE most uber hyped, uber loved recent YA fantasy classics, and I have A LOT of thoughts. Most of them are positive. But …some…not so…?

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