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Beautyland

June 5, 2024

It was such a fantastic story—Tender, full of heart, and delightfully weird. I also really loved that it’s a lot about loneliness and belonging.

Jamie

The Ministry of Time

May 8, 2024

Truly, my Venn diagram of genres: time travel, thriller, and slow-burn romance. The way that this author sits with Commander Gore as he adjusts to…

Jamie

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

April 10, 2024

It’s as if Practical Magic and The House by the Cerulean Sea had the cutest baby who never cried. It's a cozy delight…

Jamie

I Cheerfully Refuse

April 10, 2024

This contained story uses dystopia as the background engine for the premise and focuses on the characters. It is equal parts poetic and gritty. Some…

Knox

3 Body Problem

April 3, 2024

It's high science fiction, but also a detective story and culture critique, but not in a weird way! In a "slow-burning War of the…

Knox

The Other Valley

April 3, 2024

As a reader, I've realized I like to be hooked by an author's premise, and I really enjoyed this premise. Even though time travel exists,…

Knox

Renegade Nell

April 3, 2024

I was surprised by how much I loved this show! The fact that it was on Disney made me think it was a kid’s show,…

Jamie

All of Us Strangers

February 28, 2024

With so many layers of grief and loneliness, this is the perfect way to hack your cry. It was a fascinating movie with a truly…

Jamie

The Shamshine Blind

February 28, 2024

The story is told through a heady premise that is used as a fearless way to tell a story. I love the adaptation of the…

Knox

Chain Gang All Stars

February 7, 2024

One of the most engrossing books I've read in a long time. It's not only a good premise but a great execution with great character…

Knox