ARC Review: The Big Freeze by Natalie Lampert

Today’s review is about THE BIG FREEZE by Natalie Lampert. As the rest of the title explains, this is a nonfiction account of “A Reporter’s Personal Journey Into the World of Egg Freezing and the Quest to Control Our Fertility.” The focus of this book is toward those who want to freeze eggs for non-infertility reasons. However, the content is pertinent to both broad groups. This is an incredibly informative read.

Author: Natalie Lampert
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publish Date: July 16, 2024
Print Length: 432

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ARC Review: The Mirror of Simple Souls by Aline Kiner

Today’s review is about THE MIRROR OF SIMPLE SOULS by Aline Kiner, translated from French by Susan Emanuel. It’s a historical drama set in early 14th century Paris amidst a beguinage. Likely an unfamiliar term to many today, it’s a community of women who, broadly, haven’t sworn vows or remarried. Instead, they work together as their own cloistered community. THE MIRROR OF SIMPLE SOULS features the arrival of a young teen girl. Her presence heralds an eventual dilemma of whether to silently rebel against the burgeoning religious repression of the era.

Author: Aline Kiner, Susan Emanuel (Translator)
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Publish Date: June 25, 2024
Print Length: 320

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Blog Tour: Belly Woman by Benjamin Black

Today is the last day of The Write Reads blog tour for BELLY WOMAN by Benjamin Black, for which I have a review. BELLY WOMAN is a memoir of Black’s time on the frontlines of the ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. While there he advocated for the importance of maternal healthcare during and after the epidemic.

Author: Benjamin Black
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Neem Tree Press
Publish Date: May 7, 2024
Print Length: 368

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Dreams of Fire by Shauna Lawless

Today’s review is about DREAMS OF FIRE by Shauna Lawless. It’s a standalone prequel novella to the Gael Song series. It’s not necessary to read the CHILDREN OF GODS AND FIGHTING MEN or THE WORDS OF KINGS AND PROPHETS to enjoy this story. (Although, they’re great books and I do recommend them!)

Author: Shauna Lawless
Series: Gael Song #0.5
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publish Date: March 14, 2024
Print Length: 105

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ARC Review: Dreadful by Caitlin Rozakis

Today’s review is about DREADFUL by Caitlin Rozakis. A standalone fantasy debut, this story follows the Dread Lord Gavrax try to remember who he is. His lab is on fire, he lost his eyebrows, and he has a kidnapped princess locked up in a cell. But as he learns more about this Gavrax, he’s not quite sure he likes his past self. Cue general mayhem and an upcoming demonic ritual that leave Gav with spare amounts of time to figure out who he is.

Author: Caitlin Rozakis
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Titan Books
Publish Date: May 28, 2024
Print Length: 352

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