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Harklights by Tim Tilley Book Review [a Middle Grade Fairytale with an ecological message]

Blurb Wick has always lived in the dark and dreadful Harklights Match Factory and Orphanage, working tirelessly for greedy Old Ma Bogey. He only dreams of escaping, until one day a bird drops something impossible and magical at his feet - a tiny baby in an acorn cradle... As midnight chimes, Wick is visited by… Continue reading Harklights by Tim Tilley Book Review [a Middle Grade Fairytale with an ecological message]

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Strange Creatures by Phoebe North Book Review [a super-sized YA Contemporary]

Blurb A riveting, unexpected, and beautiful contemporary novel about a girl whose brother mysteriously disappears, the family and friends he leaves behind, and the stories—real and imagined—that they tell themselves to fill the empty space. From the moment that Annie was born, she and her older brother, Jamie, were inseparable. Alike in almost every way,… Continue reading Strange Creatures by Phoebe North Book Review [a super-sized YA Contemporary]

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None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney Book Review [the place beyond sanity]

Blurb In 1982, two teenagers - serial killer survivor Emma Lewis and US Marshal candidate Travis Bell - are recruited by the FBI to interview convicted juvenile killers and provide insight and advice on cold cases. From the start, Emma and Travis develop a quick friendship, gaining information from juvenile murderers that even the FBI… Continue reading None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney Book Review [the place beyond sanity]

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The Boy I Am by K. L. Kettle Book Review [to love is illusion]

They say we’re dangerous. But we’re not that different. Jude is running out of time. Once a year, lucky young men in the House of Boys are auctioned to the female elite. But if Jude fails to be selected before he turns seventeen, a future deep underground in the mines awaits. Yet ever since the… Continue reading The Boy I Am by K. L. Kettle Book Review [to love is illusion]

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Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo Book Review [make me your villain]

Blurb 'I've been waiting for you a long time, Alina,' he said.'You and I are going to change the world.' The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the world of the kingdom's magical… Continue reading Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo Book Review [make me your villain]

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House Of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland Book Review [what a gruesome bond we shared]

Blurb Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, something they can’t quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half-moon scar at the base of their throats. Iris has spent most of her teenage years trying to avoid the… Continue reading House Of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland Book Review [what a gruesome bond we shared]

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Things To Do Before The End Of The World by Emily Barr Book Review [do not waste a moment]

Blurb One minute you're walking in the park, hiding from a party. Then you discover that the next nine months will probably be your last. Everyone's last. You realise that you happen to be alive at the time when your species becomes extinct.You have to decide whether to go with it meekly like you usually… Continue reading Things To Do Before The End Of The World by Emily Barr Book Review [do not waste a moment]

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Summers At Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn Book Review [the promises of the future cannot undo the harm of the past]

Blurb As a child, Coriel Halsing spent many glorious summers at Castle Auburn with her half-sister-and fell in love with a handsome prince who could never be hers. But now that she is a young woman, she begins to see the dark side of this magical place... Rating Review This book was so much longer,… Continue reading Summers At Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn Book Review [the promises of the future cannot undo the harm of the past]

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Witches Steeped In Gold by Ciannon Smart Book Review [trust no witch]

Blurb Trust no witch... Iraya Adair has spent her life in a cell. Heir of an overthrown and magically-gifted dynasty, she was exiled from her home on the island nation of Aiyca when she was just a child. But every day brings her closer to freedom - and vengeance. Jazmyne Cariot grew up dressed in… Continue reading Witches Steeped In Gold by Ciannon Smart Book Review [trust no witch]

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Mini Reviews: The Obsession, Amelia Unabridged, Show Us Who You Are

Keeping up with reviewing books has been hard lately right? I'm finding that even for books I really enjoyed, I'm struggling to write more than a paragraph which isn't great when you're trying to run a whole book blog. The Obsession by Jesse Q. Sutanto This story packs a punch, and is basically Netflix's You… Continue reading Mini Reviews: The Obsession, Amelia Unabridged, Show Us Who You Are