A Great Read to Kick off the New Year!

New American Best Friend
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Title: New American Best Friend
Author: Olivia Gatwood
Type: Poetry
Length: 160 pages
Published by: Button Poetry
Pub date: March 28th, 2017
Source: I purchased a copy for myself from BD.

My Rating: ★★★★★

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The short version: I always get a little nervous whenever I pick up a poetry collection that’s been written by a performance poet. But, in this case, Olivia Gatwood is absolutely incredible in whatever form her poetry takes.Read More »

A Stunning Story I’d Recommend to any Fantasy Fan!

The Bear and the Nightingale
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale
Author: Katherine Arden
Type: YA Fantasy
Length: 368 pages
Published by: Del Ray
Pub date: Jan 10, 2017
Format: Paperback
Source: Fun story: I thought I had this one on my Kindle, so I requested it’s sequel from Netgalley. When my request was accepted, I thought, “Great, better start reading, then.” ONLY I DIDN’T ACTUALLY HAVE IT ON MY KINDLE! So, I kind of panic-bought a copy from Barnes and Noble, even thought the sequel doesn’t come out till December.

My Rating: ★★★★★

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The short version: This story is original, lyrical, and darkly enchanting. I devoured this book in one sitting!Read More »

Truly Praise-Worthy Poetry

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Title: Begin With a Failed Body
Author: Natalie Graham
Type: Poetry
Length: 90 pages
Published by: University of Georgia Press
Pub date: Sept 15th, 2017
Format: PDF
Source: A digital copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: ★★★★★

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The short version: This is a fantastic collection of poetry that absolutely deserves the award it was given! (Learn more about the Cave Canem Prize here.)Read More »

A Great Read for Those in Love With Poetry

The Hour Wasp
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Title: The Hour Wasp
Author: Jay Sheets
Type: Poetry
Length: 88 pages
Published by: April Gloaming Publishing
Pub date: May 28th, 2017
Format: PDF
Source: A digital copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: ★★★★★

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The short version: This was a beautiful collection of art and poetry. While I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone, I think people familiar with the genre will love this book.Read More »