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I am an avid reader of YA, fantasy, and romance, a librarian, and a writer of fantasy short fiction.

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Cut & Run
Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Shel Silverstein
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius
John Joseph Adams
The Thousand Names
Django Wexler
The Duchess Hunt
Jennifer Haymore
Any Duchess Will Do - Tessa Dare Tessa Dare's Spindle Cove series is definitely her best work to date, and this may be my favorite one. Pauline was a great heroine, and the plot was surprisingly robust. I say "surprisingly" because for me, when it comes to romance, if there's not someone trying to kill the protagonists I'm usually pretty bored. There were no murderous villains here, but I found this to be a fast-paced, entertaining read nevertheless. And the humor! Oh my, the humor. Even in Tessa Dare's blandest work (which this is definitely not), she always makes me giggle a time or two. While I was reading Any Duchess Will Do, a few of my sudden laughing fits were loud enough to alarm my cats.So, yes. This book was so much fun. Tessa Dare gets better with every series.