Fake Stars and Gnashing of Teeth

Amora tarnished my reading experience. Still, I refuse to give the book a 1-star rating on the off chance that the author intentionally created a dislikable protagonist or anti-hero.

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This Manga Has Nothing to Do with Cannibalism

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas is one of my least favorite manga this year. However, regardless of my frustration with the protagonists, I liked the overall message of the story: You can enjoy life even if you have a terminal illness.

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Tenacious Thieves and Unbreakable Vows

Vow of Thieves is a satisfying conclusion to a fantastic duology. I expect nothing less from one of the queens of YA fantasy.

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We Hunt the Plot

This was a diverse but very boring debut. I finished it in a month even after downloading the Audible edition and listening to it at 1.5x speed. Sadly, the prowess of both narrators did not compensate for the slow pace of the plot.

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Familiar and Bloody Saints

Wicked Saints is a fast-paced fantasy with lots of familiar faces. The sense of déjà vu that I had was predominantly negative, but it might be positive for readers who intentionally look for books that remind them of their favorite fictional characters.

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If Friends Were a YA Novel

Famous in a Small Town is a fascinating story of friendship. It delineates how it’s better to have a few best friends than a multitude of mere acquaintances.

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