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Beauty and the Bin | Review

Title: Beauty and the Bin Author: Joanne O'Connell Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books Genre: Middle-grade contemporary Rating: ★★★★★ Published: 18th February 2021 Spoiler Level: Low | This review contains minor details about the characters and plot of this novel that can be found on the blurb. #gifted | I received an advanced copy of Beauty and… Continue reading Beauty and the Bin | Review

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The Pretenders | Blog Tour | Arc Review

Title: The Pretenders Author: Agatha Zaza Publisher: Agora Books Genre: Family Drama Published: 3rd December (paperback); ebook out now The Pretenders is a darkly disturbing examination of family secrets, lies and the lengths people will go to to hide the truth. It is an interesting exploration of family dynamics, abuse and mental health. SPOILER LEVEL:… Continue reading The Pretenders | Blog Tour | Arc Review

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Blog Tour | When Life Gives You Mangoes

Title: When Life Gives You Mangoes Author: Kereen Getten Publisher: Pushkin Press Genre: Middle-grade Mystery Rating: ★★★★ Published: 1st October 2020 When Life Gives You Mangoes is an incredible middle-grade contemporary mystery novel that weaves together secrets, mysteries and rule-breaking to create a fast-paced and gripping book with a twist you won’t see coming.  SPOILER LEVEL:… Continue reading Blog Tour | When Life Gives You Mangoes

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The Night Circus | Review

Title: The Night Circus Author: Erin Morgenstern Publisher: Harvill Secker Genre: Fantasy, fabulism Rating: ★★★★★ The Night Circus is pure magic. It is a whimsy, lyrical, and atmospheric tale of magic and illusion, romance and betrayal, and spectacular storytelling. SPOILER LEVEL: LOW | This review contains minor details about the characters and plot of this… Continue reading The Night Circus | Review

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Firefly Lane | Review

Title: Firefly Lane Author: Kristin Hannah Publisher: Pan Macmillan Genre: Family Saga Rating: ★★★★★ Firefly Lane is a stunning and heartbreaking novel that chronicles a tale of lifelong female friendship and the intricacies of day-to-day life. SPOILER LEVEL: LOW | This review contains minor details about the characters and plot of this novel that can… Continue reading Firefly Lane | Review

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Expectation | Review

Title: Expectation Author: Anna Hope Publisher: Doubleday Genre: Literary Fiction Rating: ★★★★★ Expectation is a beautifully crafted and intricate character-driven novel following three women across multiple timelines. It is a story of female friendship, life, loss, and love, written in stunning prose. SPOILER LEVEL: LOW | This review contains minor details about the characters and… Continue reading Expectation | Review

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The Flip Side | Blog Tour Spotlight

Title: The Flip Side Author: James Bailey Publisher: Penguin Random House Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: ebook available now (paperback release 26th November 2020) #gifted | I was invited to take part in the blog tour by Sriya Varadharajan (Press Officer) and given access to an e-arc on Netgalley. A quick disclaimer: originally, I was participating… Continue reading The Flip Side | Blog Tour Spotlight

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The Black Kids | ARC Review

Title: The Black Kids Author: Christina Hammonds Reed Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK Genre: Contemporary YA Rating: ★★★★ Published: 4th August 2020 (paperback) The Black Kids is a poignant and heartbreaking coming-of-age novel. Despite being set around the Rodney King riots in LA, 1992, it could have easily been a contemporary read; it felt… Continue reading The Black Kids | ARC Review

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The Stone Thieves | Review

Title: The Stone Thieves and The Honourable Order of Inventors Author: Eddy Telviot Publisher: Self-Published Genre: Sci-Fi Rating: ★★★ The Stone Thieves is a YA sci-fi novel that combines chemistry with legend to create an interesting and complex novel filled with action, technology and intrigue. #gifted | I was very kindly sent a copy of… Continue reading The Stone Thieves | Review

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Idle Hands | Blog Tour

Title: Idle Hands Author: Cassondra Windwalker Publisher: Agora Books Genre: Contemporary / Literary Fiction, Thriller Rating: ★★★★★ Published: 23rd July 2020 (ebook) and 20th August 2020 (paperback) Idle Hands is a wickedly clever and dark story that will leave you contemplating everything you think you know about the devil. SPOILER LEVEL: LOW | This review… Continue reading Idle Hands | Blog Tour