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  • Garden Spells

    Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

    RECOMMENDEDGarden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen is $2.99! This author became an auto-buy for me after I read this book as a part of a GoodReads reading challenge. I would liken this book to women’s fiction with a magical realism slant. It’s heartwarming and beautiful and has a 4-star rating on GR. I even wrote a Keeper Shelf squee for it; that’s how much I love this book.

    In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in an even smaller town, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. In this luminous debut novel, Sarah Addison Allen tells the story of that enchanted tree, and the extraordinary people who tend it.…

    The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.

    A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants—from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleys—except for Claire’s rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire, as their own mother had years before.

    When Sydney suddenly returns home with a young daughter of her own, Claire’s quiet life is turned upside down—along with the protective boundary she has so carefully constructed around her heart. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy—if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom—or with each other.

    Enchanting and heartfelt, this captivating novel is sure to cast a spell with a style all its own…

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  • Nimona

    Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

    Nimona by Noelle Stevenson is $1.99! This graphic novel comes highly recommended and if you dug Carrie’s Lumberjanes review, you might consider picking this one up. Some were a little confused by the end to this graphic novel, but many loved the blend of science, action, and humor. Have you read this one?

    The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it “a deadpan epic.”

    Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.

    Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

    But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

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  • Doing Time

    Doing Time by Jodi Taylor

    Doing Time by Jodi Taylor is 99c! This is book one in her spin-off series, The Time Police. Taylor has been recommended previously on the site for her Chronicles of St. Mary’s books. I’m unsure if you need to be familiar with those to read this one. If you know, chime in!

    Introducing The Time Police, the brand-new series by international bestselling author, Jodi Taylor – an irresistible spinoff from the much-loved Chronicles of St Mary’s series. Perfect reading for fans of Doctor Who, Ben Aaronovitch and Jasper Fforde.

    A long time ago in the future, the secret of time travel became known to all. Everyone seized the opportunity – and the world nearly ended. There will always be idiots who want to change history.

    And so, the Time Police were formed. An all-powerful, international organisation tasked with keeping the timeline straight. At all costs.

    Their success is legendary, and the Time Wars are over. But now the Time Police must fight to save a very different future – their own.

    This is the story of Jane, Luke and Matthew – arguably the worst recruits in Time Police history. Or, very possibly, three young people who might just change everything.

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  • A Certain Age

    A Certain Age by  Williams Beatriz

    A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams is $1.99! This is a historical fiction novel set in New York’s Jazz Age. This book was released earlier this summer and readers loved the sense of place Williams created. It’s also a retelling of an opera, which is pretty cool! However, others found the story a bit underwhelming compared to the jacket copy.

    The bestselling author of A Hundred Summers brings the Roaring Twenties brilliantly to life in this enchanting and compulsively readable tale of intrigue, romance, and scandal in New York Society, brimming with lush atmosphere, striking characters, and irresistible charm.

    As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and Southampton, Long Island, has done the unthinkable: she’s fallen in love with her young paramour, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War. An intense and deeply honorable man, Octavian is devoted to the beautiful socialite of a certain age and wants to marry her. While times are changing and she does adore the Boy, divorce for a woman of Theresa’s wealth and social standing is out of the question, and there is no need; she has an understanding with Sylvo, her generous and well-respected philanderer husband.

    But their relationship subtly shifts when her bachelor brother, Ox, decides to tie the knot with the sweet younger daughter of a newly wealthy inventor. Engaging a longstanding family tradition, Theresa enlists the Boy to act as her brother’s cavalier, presenting the family’s diamond rose ring to Ox’s intended, Miss Sophie Fortescue—and to check into the background of the little-known Fortescue family. When Octavian meets Sophie, he falls under the spell of the pretty ingénue, even as he uncovers a shocking family secret. As the love triangle of Theresa, Octavian, and Sophie progresses, it transforms into a saga of divided loyalties, dangerous revelations, and surprising twists that will lead to a shocking transgression . . . and eventually force Theresa to make a bittersweet choice.

    Full of the glamour, wit and delicious twists that are the hallmarks of Beatriz Williams’ fiction and alternating between Sophie’s spirited voice and Theresa’s vibrant timbre, A Certain Age is a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strauss’s comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, set against the sweeping decadence of Gatsby’s New York.

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    NomadiCat says:
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    NIMONA!!! Highly, highly recommended. In addition to her work on Lumberjanes, Noelle Stevenson was also the showrunner for Netflix’s She-Ra reboot. So if the new Princesses of Power (and Bow!) rocked your socks, check out where Stevenson got her start.

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    Michelle says:
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    My kid LOVED Nimona.

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    Gloriamarie Amalfitano says:
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    I adore Garden Spells. Saw it in Vons for the ridiculously low price of $4.95 and gobbled it right up. I think I re-read it 5 times before the Sugar Queen came out.

    I also read with great relish and cackled with glee over the Chronicles of St Mary’s. Glad to know there is a spin-off.

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    hng23 says:
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    NIMONA!! Coming to a theatre near you in 2022. I’m stoked!

    To me, Sarah Addison Allen books always feel like watered-down versions of Alice Hoffman, as they both tend to cover the same emotional territory. Still enjoyable, but not quite as rich & layered. YMMV.

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    Escapeologist says:
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    You Can Do All Things by Kate Allan (TheLatestKate) is on sale for $1.99 today. Adorable animals illustrations and affirmations.

    https://www.bookbub.com/books/you-can-do-all-things-by-the-latest-kate

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    NomadiCat says:
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    @hng23: NIMONA IS GOING TO BE A MOVIE??? OMG NIMONA IS GOING TO BE A MOVIE!!!!

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    Rachel Bailey says:
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    I cannot recommend Jodi Taylor too highly. Both her St. Mary’s Chronicles (might want to read at least one or two before starting this new, related-but-not-the-same series) and this one are delightful, succulent morsels, with more of a bite than one might have expected. The first St. Mary’s is Just One Damned Thing after Another. The fourth one is A Trail Through Time, and I ALWAYS cry at the ending, no matter how often I re-read it.

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    WS says:
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    I read Doing Time without having read any St. Mary’s books. It was clear there were overlapping characters, and I found them confusing. Would recommend reading the St. Mary’s books first. In other news, am still trying to get through the first St. Mary’s book, which I find less entertaining than Doing Time. Sigh.

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    hng23 says:
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    @NomadiCat: Mark your calendar for Jan 14, 2022, but don’t be surprised if that date changes. They haven’t cast yet.

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    excessivelyperky says:
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    The theme of Doing Time reminds me of THE BIG TIME by Fritz Leiber which was written sometime shortly after the earth cooled (actually 1958), and which could have been the inspiration for the song “I Don’t Like Spiders and Snakes”.

    But it’s by Jodi Taylor, so hey, will be reading it shortly.

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    Jean Lamb says:
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    The theme of Doing Time reminds me of THE BIG TIME by Fritz Leiber which was written sometime shortly after the earth cooled (actually 1958), and which could have been the inspiration for the song “I Don’t Like Spiders and Snakes”.

    But it’s by Jodi Taylor, so hey, will be reading it shortly.

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