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Pretty good dystopian novel, can be akward reading about robots and imagining them.

A Dead Djinn In Cairo
by P. Djèlí Clark

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Definitely a solid 4.5. I’ve always heard that the short stories by Tor.com are awesome but never got around to reading any before. But as I’m waiting for the nebula nominated The Haunting of Tram Car 015 to arrive from the library, I decided to try this short in the meantime. And it was just wow. Clocking at just about 40 pages, I was only expecting a fun murder mystery being solved by a female investigator but I didn’t expect the author to capture the atmosphere of a steampunk, paranormal early twentieth century Cairo so beautifully. In so few words, we get a brief history of the world and all it’s magical inhabitants, experience the slightly sexist culture, look at the various forms of innovative transportation available and also follow a badass woman solve some gruesome suicides/murders through her sharp intellect and observational skills. I was completely mesmerized while listening to the audiobook, and I would be remiss not to mention the stunning job done by the narrator and kept wishing that the story would go on. Finally, all I want to say is that if you enjoy short stories, you cannot miss this one. It has everything you need in an urban fantasy packaged into just a few pages and I promise you, it’ll instantly impress you. Also, it’s free!!! So what are you waiting for - read it or listen to it (listening is a way better option here) and be ready to be captivated. And now I’m doubly excited because we have a full length novel coming up in 2021 featuring our badass investigator Fatma called A Master of Djinn and I can’t wait to read it as soon as possible.

A Home For Goddesses And Dogs
by Leslie Connor

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Lydia is moving into a new home with her two aunts and their dog. Lydia is not used to this kind of attention, but it seems to be coming a lot more frequently ever since her mother passed away. But that's alright, because she has the box of goddesses her mother and her created. There's a goddess for everything. Good Weather. Opening Boxes. Looking forward and back. And the most special one of all, the Goddess of the Third Heart. Lydia wrestles with her grief, and it only seems to get worse as her aunts bring a new dog home. Lydia hates dogs. [[ side note: the book does feature death in the family, and some mentions of animal abuse/neglect ]]

naked mole rat saves the world
by Karen Rivers

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I liked the book Naked Mole Rat saves the world because the book was imaginary when Kit a character in the book thought she turned into a naked mole rat. Another reason why I like the book is because the book was imaginary and fiction that's why I like the book so much. Read the book and find out the events!

Hoot By Carl Hiassen
by Carl Hiaasen Books

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It was very good. A real page turner.

Better You Than Me
by Jessica Brody

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Rubi Rivera has everything any kid could dream of. She is the star of her own show. She wants for nothing. She has money for days. But how would her loyal fanbase react if she told them she didn't want to star in it anymore? Skylar Welshman is the opposite of Rubi: she's bullied at school, and longs to be different. She longs to be like her idol, Rubi. And one day, after a particularly awful day at school, she runs away to the movie lot where she knows Rubi's show is. And somehow, in a weird twist of fate, she gets locked into a prop room with her star, Rubi! After a sudden earthquake, they are found. . . But Skylar and Rubi are very, very different. Somehow, they have switched bodies! How does it really feel to walk a mile in somebody else's shoes? Rubi's used to the pressures of Hollywood - does she know how to cope with regular school? Skylar has longed for a life of stardom - but can she swim with the lethal sharks and starlets?

The Darkest Hour Warriors Book 6
by Erin Hunter

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*4.5/5 stars

Five Midnights
by Ann Dávila Cardinal

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1.5/5 stars. Main character is unlikeable, a self-proclaimed feminist, but gets mad when people tell her maybe she shouldn't go into the drug-dealing, gun-wielding part of town. Other characters follow the same suit. Women come across as power-wielding matrons who just look at somebody and they are obedient. I read it just to find out more about the monster, which was interesting.

The Wife Between Us
by Greer Hendricks

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I feel the jacket sums it up pretty well: "When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you re reading about the jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing." Pretty good thriller!

Box Of Bones
by Marina Cohen

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Box of Bones is amazing! It follows the story of a very no-nonsense girl, Kallie, whose life is perfectly organized. Math and science explain every anomaly in the world around her - they are her truths to this life. She has no time or need for anything artistic. Except one day, when her grandfather takes her to the Festival of Fools. A silly thing, no doubt. But it intrigues her to see a man who is wearing a glaringly pink fedora. And when he turns around, she discovers that he has no face. He saunters over, tips his hat out to her, and out tumbles a box. A box that mystifies Kallie. A puzzle box. Eventually, when Kallie opens it, she realizes that some secrets are best kept buried. The secrets that the box contains has enough power to obliterate her family - ans hift her world out from underneath her.


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