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Review: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna – Juliet Grames, narrated by Lisa Flanagan

464 pages | Hodder & Stoughton | Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fiction I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I purchased an audiobook copy with my own money following this.   CW: gore, brutal violence, domestic abuse (physical and mental), sexual assault, drug abuse.     The digest: a solid… Continue reading Review: The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna – Juliet Grames, narrated by Lisa Flanagan

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Review: The Temptation of King Midas (Alcyon #2) – Richard Marazano and Christophe Ferreira (Illustrator)

The digest: building on everything that made the first volume so enjoyable, I cannot recommend this comic book highly enough to anyone with an interest in Greek myths and retellings. If you have read my review for Alcyon #1, you already know pretty much everything I'm going to say here.

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Review: Straight Outta Fangton – C.T. Phipps

The digest: A highly entertaining paranormal urban fantasy showing the less glamorous side of vampiric life. This is not a serious tome focusing solely on vampirism and all it entails - though you will find gruesome and gritty elements here in heaps. It's a pop-culture referencing, smoothly written, funny, easily digestible, and highly recommended break away from both the overly-serious Dracula tales and the flowery Twilight books.

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Review: Women & Power: A Manifesto – Mary Beard

The digest: an essay about the relationship between women and power in the 21st Century in the broadest of terms. This accessible volume serves as a good introduction to what more needs to be done in tackling the issues revolving around women, the patriarchy, and our relationship with power. Supported by Classical and contemporary examples, any modern-minded person will surely find something thought-provoking here.