Category: Book review

These Witches Don’t Bu..

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

5 Nuts   Witches. Mystery. F/F romance. This book has ALL of my favorites. The thing I love most about THESE WITCHES DON’T BURN is how unapologetic it is about being its lovely queer, witchy self. TWDB doesn’t care what anyone thinks. It doesn’t sugarcoat magic. It doesn’t fluff up or gloss over its queerness. […]

August 26, 2019
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Reticence by Gail Carriger

Reticence by Gail Carriger

5 nuts I have waited all year for this book. The release date has sat on my calendar staring at me like a cat whose bored interest makes me a little disconcerted. And now that it’s here and read I am both ecstatic and sad. Each Parasolverse book, be it novel or novella; YA, New […]

August 25, 2019
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Juliet Dove, Queen of Love b..

Juliet Dove, Queen of Love by Bruce Coville

4 Nuts When I was a kid there were four books in the Magic Shop Series. JEREMY THATCHER DRAGON HATCHER (the most well known), THE SKULL OF TRUTH (second), THE MONSTER’S RING, and JENNIFER MURDLEY’S TOAD. I read the first three over and over, particularly SKULL. They were some of my favorite books. I’d even […]

June 15, 2019
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The Vanishing Stair by Maure..

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

5 Nuts Oh hi, it’s me. A long hiatus, I know, but life got a little screwy there for a bit. Not to worry, reading has NOT taken a back seat. In fact I have tons of reviews coming your way. Including this one. If you have followed me for a year or so you’ll […]

June 6, 2019
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THE DECEIVERS by Kristen Sim..

THE DECEIVERS by Kristen Simmons

Brynn Hilder is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, pulling small cons to help her earn enough money to break out of her depressing home life. She has plans to go to college, but this goes horribly awry when she gets home and finds out her drug dealer stepfather has taken her […]

February 6, 2019
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ART MATTERS by Neil Gaiman +..

ART MATTERS by Neil Gaiman + Chris Riddell

Happy Holidays from us at THE BOOK NUT. It’s been a bit quiet around here, due to holiday madness and life coming at us, but I wanted to pop in today and talk about a book I think would be the perfect gift for ANYONE on your shopping list this year. It’s no secret that […]

December 8, 2018
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Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan ..

Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow by James Howe

3.5 Nuts One day, many years after I thought the series was over, I found myself standing in a bookstore staring at the cover of Bunnicula #7: BUNNICULA MEETS EDGAR ALLAN CROW. I couldn’t believe it! My favorite  kids series had another book! Of course I bought it immediately. BUNNICULA MEETS EDGAR ALLAN CROW is […]

October 27, 2018
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The Skull of Truth by Bruce ..

The Skull of Truth by Bruce Coville

5 Nuts You know that one kid that couldn’t tell the truth if their life depended on it? Meet Charlie, the main character of THE SKULL OF TRUTH, my favorite book in Bruce Coville’s Magic Shop series. I was the weird kid in grade school that loved Shakespeare long before most of my peers had […]

October 26, 2018
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Bunnicula Strikes Again by J..

Bunnicula Strikes Again by James Howe

3.5 Nuts Of all the BUNNICULA books this supposedly final (another book came along years later) book in the series is probably the most forgettable. Yes, I know, sad right? But of each of the other books in the series I have very specific memories, moments that made me feel this or that emotion. This […]

October 25, 2018
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Jennifer Murdley’s Toa..

Jennifer Murdley’s Toad by Bruce Coville

3.5 Nuts *gasp* A Magic Shop book that doesn’t hit over 4 nuts? What is the world coming to? JENNIFER MURDLEY’S TOAD used to be my least favorite book in the series. Currently it waffles between this and JULIET DOVE, QUEEN OF LOVE. But when I originally read the series that book did not exist […]

October 24, 2018
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