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Being Amani by Annabelle Steele, #114 review

Publication date: 20 May 2021 It’s been over a year since that night and Amani hopes that starting all over again will help her move on from the past. So, when she moves to a new city, Amani wants to focus on her new life, her best friends and the boy she’s been crushing on […]

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Kate in Waiting ,#113 review

Publication date: 20 April 2021 Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theater rehearsals? Environmentally sound and efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are more fun anyway. But when […]

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Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau, #112 review

Publication date: 6 April 2021 Seventeen-year-old Mia, an American girl at an elite summer ballet program, has six weeks to achieve her dreams: to snag an audition with one of the world’s best ballet companies. But there’s more to Paris than ballet—especially when a charming French boy, Louis, wants to be her tour guide—and the […]

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The Downstairs Girl by Stacy Lee, #111 review

Publication date: 13 August 2019 From the founding member of We Need Diverse Books comes a powerful novel about identity, betrayal, and the meaning of family. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady’s maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the […]

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shine your ice crown by amanda lovelace, #110 review

Publication date: 16 march 2021 “Make them rue the day they underestimated you.” This is a story about not letting society dictate the limits of your potential. it’s time to take back your power & realize that you don’t need a king in order to be a queen. <i> “our minds can often feel like […]

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The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody, #109 review

Publication date: 28 November 2017 “I fell hard for this story of love, loss, friendship, and bad airport food. I loved it!” —Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Everything Over the course of one chaotic night stranded at the Denver airport, Ryn confronts her shattered past thanks to the charm of […]

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Dragonfly Eyes translated by Helen Wang, from the Chinese original penned by Cao Wenxuan, #108 review

Publication date: 2020 A family saga spanning fifty years and three generations, which takes the reader from the France of the Golden Age to poverty-stricken post-war Shanghai via the re-imagined rural China of the Cultural Revolution.Ah-Mei and her French grandmother, Nainai, share a rare bond. Maybe because Ah-Mei is the only girl grandchild, or maybe […]

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The Truth of You by Iain S. Thomas, #107 review

This is the truth of you.Because you are all I see.Because you are all I breathe.Because when I cannot find you, I am lost.Because when I’m with you, I am found.Because you have the fire of the universe in you, and sometimes you forget.So this book is here to remind you. Dear You, I want you […]

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Body of Scars by Laura Walter, #106 review

Publication date: 16 March 2021 An exploration of fate and female agency in a world very similar to our own–except that the markings on women’s bodies reveal the future. A piercing indictment of rape culture, a read about what happens when women are objectified and stripped of choice–and what happens when they fight back. Celeste […]

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The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss by Amy Noelle Parks, #105 review

Publication date: 24 March 2020 Caleb has always assumed that when she was ready for romance, Evie would choose him. Because he is her best friend, and he loves her, and he has almost kissed her 17 times… Seventeen-year-old Evie Beckham has never been interested in dating. She’s been fully occupied by her love of […]