Macmillan’s E-book Embargo

Once again, in favor of making money, someone out there is harming the impoverished. Honestly, I've had my frustrations with e-books over the years and I don't expect that to ever fully change. To a degree, this is a personal preference. But none of those frustrations will ever amount to the degree of frustration I…

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The Princess of Clèves [Madame De La Fayette / Catel and Claire Bouilhac]

Had the translator note at the beginning of this graphic novel adaptation for Madame De La Fayette's The Princess of Clèves not suggested that this story was still relevant within modern audiences, I imagine I might have given it a little more leeway as far as the historical context goes. That being said, I did not like…

Pax Novis; Recent NetGalley Requests

Pax Novis by Erica Cameron sounds like such an amazing story. Now, I'm really not here for the mystery / thriller aspects of it, but rather the endeavor to smuggle and save war orphans. A novel with a theme like that is a novel definitely worth my attention. Cira Antares is deeply loyal to two things:…

When the Light Went Out [Bridget Morrissey]; 2019 YA Releases

When the Light Went Out by Bridget Morrissey really isn't my kind of book. First of all, it's contemporary. Second, it involves grief and death which I hate to read about. Third, there's apparently a potential murder mystery? Or at least something about the death that the main characters didn't know before. Eh, I couldn't…