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Salve Villarosa
Salve blogs about geeky stuff and desperately tries to prove the existence of magic in this world.
Salve blogs about geeky stuff and desperately tries to prove the existence of magic in this world.

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On My Radar: Upcoming May Releases
   April was my last month of school, and the month I graduated, so I hope you'll forgive me for not writing up a post for that month. But I am so excited to share May releases with you! Lots of good ones this month--it took little-to-no effort to come with...

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Favorite Cinderella Retellings
   With this month's release of Disney's live-action Cinderella, I decided to share my favorite glass slipper retellings with all of you! Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George     JDG has got to be one of my favorite authors in the fairytale retelling dep...

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On My Radar: Upcoming March Releases
   I skipped a month. I know, I know, shame on Salve. Once in 30 days do I have to write a mandatory post on this blog, and I didn't do it. I did start writing it though, and maybe I'll still post my February releases after this, but look! I managed to scro...

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CFB Review: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
    The cover's a bit too fluffy froofroo for me, but I'll take it.    This is one of those novels that I've picked up and put down over and over again in the bookshop, thinking "Should I? Not this time. Maybe I should...nah, never mind." Then Poland Banana...

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On My Radar: Upcoming January Releases
   Behind my deadline for the second month in a row, shame on me. But it was the holidays! I wanted to let you guys enjoy Christmas & New Year's before I posted anything...fine, you caught me, I was too distracted eating my weight in holiday food to write t...

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Salve's Favorite Books of 2014
   And just like that, 2014 is coming to a close! I think that out of all my years on this planet, this one was when I had to make the most life decisions: stay in my hometown university, go off to a Swiss college that offered me a scholarship, or pursue my...

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Holiday Book Haul
   I arrived home for the holiday break last Friday, and the first thing on my to-do list was to go visit the bookstore, natch! I walked away from the bookstore that first day with quite a heavy load. A few days later, my mom took my brother and me out for ...

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CFB Review: The Fire Wish by Amber Lough
   I haven't read any high fantasy novels recently, so it was such a pleasure to dive back into that genre with The Fire Wish. Lately I've been trying to pick up more Eastern-inspired fantasy novels, and this was a perfect fit. The fact that Tamora Pierce g...

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On My Radar: Upcoming December Releases
   I bow my head in shame as I write this post SEVEN days after the start of December. I'm usually on top of my Radar Reads, but I've been so busy these past few weeks-pathetic, clichèd excuse, I know- that it completely slipped my mind. I was off on film...

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Cuckoo for Books Review: The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
   Woohoo, welcome back to another review! Finally. I feel like it's been eons since I've sat down and typed one of these babies up, and for that I apologize. But to make up for it, today I'm reviewing a book that a lot of you guys have been fangirling over...
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