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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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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 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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Monstrous Souls | Blog Tour

Title: Monstrous Souls Author: Rebecca Kelly Publisher: Agora Books Genre: Mystery / Thriller Rating: ★★★ Published: 25th June 2020 (ebook and paperback) Monstrous Souls is a dark and harrowing thriller, examining what it means to be a victim, and how the past can catch up with you when you least expect it. SPOILER LEVEL: MEDIUM… Continue reading Monstrous Souls | Blog Tour

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Where the Crawdads Sing | Review

Title: Where the Crawdads Sing Author: Delia Owens Publisher: Corsair (Hachette) Genre: Contemporary / Literary Fiction, Thriller Rating: ★★★★★ SPOILER LEVEL: LOW | this review contains minor details about characters and plot elements. Isolated from the world, abandoned by everyone she once called family, young Kya is forced to grow up alone in the marshes.… Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing | Review

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Before I Say I Do | Review

Title: Before I Say I Do Author: Vicki Bradley Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK Genre: Psychological Thriller / Crime / Police Procedural Rating: ★★★★★ Published: 28th May 2020 Before I Say I Do is a psychological thriller that will blow your mind, and scare you just a little bit! An unbelievable debut novel. SPOILER LEVEL:… Continue reading Before I Say I Do | Review