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Mrs. March

Mrs. March

It’s a shame Alfred Hitchcock is no longer with us. He would turn Virginia Feito’s chilling debut psychological thriller, Mrs. March, into a creeptastic movie. The good news is, in Hitchcock’s absence, Elisabeth Moss and her production company have snagged the film...

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Under the Whispering Door

Under the Whispering Door

Call me a gambler. But I would bet money that those who adored TJ Klune’s heartfelt fantasy novel, The House in the Cerulean Sea, will also adore his latest offering, Under the Whispering Door. Because it’s more of the same. It’s the same wonderful, cozy, hilarious,...

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The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel

So, total shocker – I loved The Glass Hotel more than I loved Station Eleven. Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven sits high upon my favorites shelf. I sing its praises tirelessly to all who will listen, knowing the novel will one day be viewed as a dystopian,...

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I’m Melissa.

Welcome to Bantering Books.

A blog for book lovers. A blog for YOU.

With each review I write, I strive to help you find your next great read. I will give you the rundown – the good, the bad, and the ugly — on the hottest new releases in fiction and other familiar favorites.

My taste in books is eclectic. I review across many diverse genres, with my preferences being:

  • Literary, Contemporary, and Historical Fiction
  • Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
  • Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • Magical Realism
  • Paranormal and Horror
  • Romance and Women’s Fiction
  • LGBTQ+
  • Young Adult

My reviews are boldly honest and free of spoilers. Always fair. Sometimes snarky. Hopefully, entertaining.

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