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The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

Gimme more. I want more. In her wuxia fantasy novella, The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, Zen Cho tells the entertaining tale of Guet Imm, a young Asian votary who joins a band of thieves to protect a sacred religious artifact. What’s wuxia fantasy?...

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His & Hers

His & Hers

I was wrong. I was wrong. I. Was. Wrong. Like ten different times. Alice Feeney’s His & Hers is quite the thriller whodunit. It had me zigging. And zagging. Constantly. Never have red herrings caused me to point my finger at so many suspects, assured of their...

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Dawnshard (The Stormlight Archive, #3.5)

Dawnshard (The Stormlight Archive, #3.5)

Aahh. It feels great to be back in Roshar – even for just a quick trip. Dawnshard is a short, highly-entertaining novella in Brandon Sanderson’s epic fantasy series, The Stormlight Archive. Set between Oathbringer and Rhythm of War, the story stars the...

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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

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