Review | Toil & Trouble edited by Tess Sharpe & Jessica Spotswood

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & WitchcraftTitle: Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft

Edited by: Tess Sharpe & Jessica Spotswood

Rating: ★★★★★

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Release Date: August 28, 2018

“Every woman is never enough; she’s always too much. We angered someone, somewhere, for our too muchness.
If to be too much is to be a witch, then I am a witch, and we are all witches. I told this to the other girls, and I heard them all whisper back yes, because to be a witch means our too muchness serves a purpose: it gives us power.”

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Review | A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, #1)Title: A Curse so Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1)

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Rating: ★★★★★

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Release Date: January 29, 2019

“I’m not going to fall in love with you,” she says. Her words are not a surprise. I sign.
“You won’t be the first.”


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ARC Review | The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

The Beautiful (The Beautiful, #1)Title: The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1)

Author: Renée Ahdieh

Rating: ★★★★★

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Release Date: October 8, 2019

 

“But I was intrigued, for I possessed an errant young soul of my own. From Childhood, I hid it beneath pressed garments and polished words, but it persisted in plaguing me. It called to me like a Siren, driving me to dash all pretense against the rocks and surrender to my true nature.
It drove me to where I am now. But I am not ungrateful. For it brought to bear two of my deepest truths: I will always possess an errant young soul, no matter my age.
And I will always be the shadowy creature in darkened alcoves, waiting …”


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