Mandy

Mandy

Co-Host - The Incoherent Fangirl

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Mandy grew up with her nose pressed between the pages of books and her heart in faraway places. She currently lives under a pile of four rotten dogs with her husband, Josh, and could not be happier about it. She is a Loki lover, her current fictional boyfriend is Aaron Warner (but trust us, you'll know if that changes), and she would move to Terrasen right now if she could. When she's not podcasting with Karin, reading, or working on her debut novel, Mandy can be found in her library whispering to her beloved books, chattering away to the BookTok community on TikTok, or spending time with an endless array of dogs, nieces, and nephews.

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Truly, Madly, Deeply Love This Book

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January 19, 2024

High Stakes and Secret Alchemy

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January 14, 2024

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January 03, 2024

A Blast From My Millennial Past

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December 13, 2023

A River of Praise

If you've been on BookTok for more than 35 seconds, you've heard of AK Mulford. They're the author of the wildly popular HIGH MOUNTAIN COUR...

October 21, 2023

RUTHLESS VOWS LIVES UP TO DIVINE RIVALS HYPE by AMANDA E. PURVIS

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October 11, 2023

The Unmaking of my Heart

Pretty often, I hear "uh where is your Southern accent?" when I tell people that I was born and raised in the South. (To that I usually res...

September 19, 2023

Bassists, Backlight, and Nightmares

It'll come as no surprise that I was an early-2000s YA girlie. Twilight ,  The Hunger Games ,  Divergent ...I couldn't get enough...

September 14, 2023

Not Me Furiously Reading The Fury

My mom has been hounding me for  months to read  The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. All of the other readers in my family ha...

September 10, 2023

Stars (and Hearts. and Tears.) in Your (My) Eyes

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August 24, 2023

A Witch and a Scarecrow Walk Into a Deal

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August 21, 2023

BRB, Making Starling House My Entire Personality

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August 21, 2023

Less Charm, More Harm

I ventured into the world of Thistle Grove recently, by way of Lana Harper's  Witches of Thistle Grove series. I started with  Pa...

August 14, 2023

This Book Review is Moist

(I'm sorry for the blog title. It's relevant, I promise.) I was a little late to the  Legends and Lattes bandwagon, but I am fully o...

August 13, 2023

There's Nothing Fake About This Mate

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August 09, 2023

23 Going on 30 (Overnight)

Two blog posts in a day?! Who even am I?! I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced audio copy of  New Adult by Timothy Janovsky...

August 09, 2023

Lord, Beer Me the Strength (to Survive That Cliffhanger!)

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July 05, 2023

The Unfortunate Side Effects of Making Me Hungry

Can you think of a book idea better than, "it's Gilmore Girls meets Practical Magic "? Because I certainly cannot. I stumbled upon Breann...

June 26, 2023

Night of the German Fairytales, Religious Zealots, and Witch Hunts

Do you know that feeling when you see a book cover and it just grabs you in such a way that you don't even care what the book is about, you...

June 08, 2023

Grief, Love, and Gods in the Great War

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May 31, 2023

Another Book Hangover Courtesy of Shelby Mahurin

I didn't believe NetGalley when they sent me the email that I'd been approved for an ARC of  The Scarlet Veil by Shelby Mahurin. I tho...

May 24, 2023

3 Tablespoons of Human Remains, a Southern B&B, and a Nude (Allowed) Beach

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May 18, 2023

My First DNF of 2023

You know the feeling of a highly anticipated book? Where you hear all the buzz, and see all the bookish boxes advertising their special edi...

May 11, 2023

Second Chances, Floral Architecture, and the WRONG Kind of Gatorade

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May 04, 2023

Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Cinderella

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May 03, 2023

A Financier and a Lawyer Walk into a Bar...

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April 27, 2023

I can't come up with anything witty because this was the best book I've ever read and I'm reeling

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April 24, 2023

Emily Henry Books are my Happy Place

If Emily Henry writes it, I will read it. If Emily Henry writes it, I will love it. I don't know what it is about her, other than the w...

April 24, 2023

Not So Unfortunately Yours

I don't know how I've ended up with the luck I've had lately, but landing not one, but  two Tessa Bailey ARCs via NetGalley feels like...

April 05, 2023

Hexes, Fake Dating, and Spiiiiice

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March 30, 2023

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March 05, 2023

A Love Letter to Fangirls and Aunties (and Preferably Fangirl Aunties)

The squeal I squelt when I got the NetGalley email that I'd been approved for an advanced copy of Christina Lauren's highly anticipated new...

February 13, 2023

Fake Dates and Making My Stomach Growl

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February 06, 2023

Watery Lemonade with a Side of Scandal in the Ton

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February 03, 2023

Murder at Urban Promise Prep, featuring Promise Boys

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January 25, 2023

The Coziest Book I've Ever Read in my Entire Life

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January 17, 2023

Weyward Women

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January 16, 2023

Subtitle: A Guide We All Know They Won't Follow

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January 09, 2023

Gentle Reminder That You're Perfect, featuring Hungry Ghost

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January 03, 2023

September 19, But Make It (Seemingly) Never End

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December 31, 2022

Communicating With Spirits Circa 1873

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December 05, 2022

The Stardust in the Ashes (and the tears in my eyes)

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December 05, 2022

Gold Spun: a duology that made me question all my preferences!

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December 05, 2022

Chaos and...my freaking heart!

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November 10, 2022

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November 09, 2022

Reliving Snowpocalypse 2014 with Whiteout

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November 03, 2022

Small Towns, Banned Books, and Secret Parties (Oh My!)

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October 16, 2022

Incoherent Screaming Courtesy of Olivie Blake, Macmillan Audio, and NetGalley

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October 11, 2022

A Rom-Com in Which the Grinch Meets Schitt's Creek

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September 17, 2022

Twitter Sensation Turned Contemporary Fantasy

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September 13, 2022

A Novella So Good My Niece Stole It

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September 13, 2022

A Very Irregular Not-So-Secret Review of a Book

I finished another ARC! If you've been listening to the podcast recently, you know that Karin and I got a little ambitious with ARCs late...

September 09, 2022

Kisses, Curses, and a Talking Cat

I have a confession to make. I would sacrifice fall for it to be summer forever. There, I said it. I love the coziness that fall brin...

September 01, 2022

Appendix-less Me and The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy

I've seen and heard tons of buzz about  The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen, so when I was approved for an ARC via NetGa...

August 30, 2022

Bookish People...like us

All it took was the title.  Bookish People . I saw it on NetGalley and had to read it. That may be kind of sad, but I just knew that...

August 23, 2022

Historical Fantasy and the DC Race War of 1919

Chills.  Chills .  That’s what I felt at the end of my latest audiobook ARC,  The Monsters We Defy by Leslye Penelop...

August 20, 2022

Two for One on Broken Hearts

Look, my week was going just fine, okay? Then, NetGalley let me know that I'd been approved for an audiobook ARC of  The Ballad of Nev...

August 18, 2022

A Peruvian Australian Whirlwind

Continuing our trend of ARCs lately, I was given the chance to read  Under the Influence by Karina May.  Karina is an Aussie au...

August 10, 2022

The Wild Wild West...and Greek gods?!

So, I have a confession to make: I was raised in the Episcopal church, and my mom would let me steal away to the Parish Hall's library ever...

July 30, 2022

The Villa (ARC)

Rachel Hawkins' The Villa follows best friends Emily and Chess--both authors--on a summer abroad. Emily is healing both from a mysterious p...

July 28, 2022

Encanto (but for grown ups)

You know that beloved Disney movie about the family with the grandmother that (let’s be clear) runs the show, leading her family to t...

July 19, 2022

Spells for Lost Things

Mandy here! I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of Spells for Lost Things by Jenna Evans Welch, which presented the perfect opportunit...