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The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

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When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she’d be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be cave collapses and gear malfunctions. She also thought that the fat paycheck—enough to get her off-planet and on the trail of her mother—meant she’d get a skilled surface team, monitoring her suit and environment, keeping her safe. Keeping her sane. Instead, she got Em. Em sees nothing wrong with controlling Gyre’s body with drugs or withholding critical information to “ensure the smooth operation” of her expedition. Em knows all about Gyre’s falsified credentials, and has no qualms using them as a leash—and a lash. And Em has secrets, too . . . As Gyre descends, little inconsistencies—missing supplies, unexpected changes in the route, and, worst of all, shifts in Em’s motivations—drive her out of her depths. Lost and disoriented, Gyre finds her sense of control giving way to paranoia and anger. On her own in this mysterious, deadly place, surrounded by darkness and the unknown, Gyre must overcome more than just the dangerous terrain and the Tunneler which calls underground its home if she wants to make it out alive—she must confront the ghosts in her own head. But how come she can’t shake the feeling she’s being followed?

I really enjoy cave/underground horror stories. I usually watch movies like that, but I was willing to give a book a shot. It sounded really good and I’d heard good things about it! Plus, it sounded like it would have a queer romance, so that was even more incentive for me start it. Trigger warnings: parental death, death, parental abandonment, gore, claustrophobia

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Loved Released In The Last 10 Years

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

Ooooh, this is fun. The prompt suggests doing one book for each year, which I think is really cool. I just didn’t put it in the title since I thought that would make it too long haha. Let’s see if I can dig into the recesses of my mind and find some old books that I really loved! I’m not going to be doing it by the year I read the book, but by the year the book came out, since that is easier to look up and I don’t have to remember the exact year I read a certain book. Plus, I think it will give me more variety!

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How To Come Up With Interview Questions: The Steps After Panic

I’ve actually done some interviews with authors and I still have a hard time believing it. I still consider myself a baby blogger, so that they agreed to come onto my blog to talk about their book is mind blowing. That said, I found it really, really nervewracking trying to come up with questions. I don’t think I’m a expert, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try and share what I do know!

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