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Reading is my passion! I'll read anything if it looks good & sounds good. I'm also a sucker for books with unique settings & I'd choose Hardcovers over E-Books any day! : ) -Empress Reece

Currently reading

Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
-Penguin Audio-, Sean Danker-Smith, Johnathan McClain
The Facefaker's Game
Chandler J. Birch
Grimalkin the Witch Assassin
Joseph Delaney, Christopher Evan Welch
Progress: 90 %
The Forlorned
Angela J. Townsend
Progress: 274/274 pages
The Other Side of Midnight
Simone St. James
Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth Book 1)
David L. Owen
Progress: 12 %
Stiletto: A Novel
Daniel O'Malley, Hachette Audio, Moira Quirk
Progress: 31 %
The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel (The Queen of the Tearling Book 3)
Erika Johansen
The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Jim Butcher, -Penguin Audio-, Euan Morton
Progress: 11 %

Malus Domestica

Malus Domestica - S.A. Hunt Witch Hunt...

This was a hard review for me to actually put into words. I did decide to continue reading after I got over my initial shock of some of the language, since I was enjoying the actual story and was curious to find out what happened. In short, the story is about a girl, Robin who takes up witch hunting in order to find and get revenge on the witch's who made her father murder her mother. The plot is very solid and well thought out.  I also liked the originality of the characters. They were also well developed and they each brought something unique to the table. What I didn't like at all was the derogatory language and racial slurs used against African Americans, Caucasians and even Homosexuals. I thought that dialogue and language really cheapened the characters and the story.  It also made the story feel like a parody at times. I'm not sure if that was the intent or not but the plot is good enough to stand on its own just as straight up urban fantasy without the added parody and disrespectful language and I think it would be a lot better without it.

**I received this ARC from NetGalley & S.A. Hunt in exchange for an honest review.