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How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow, #27 review

Publication date: 9 April 2019 Here is what happens when your mother dies. It’s the brightest day of summer and it’s dark outside. It’s dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart. That’s how it feels for Tiger. It’s […]

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Book detailsThe Girl the Sea Gave Back(Sky in the Deep #2)by Adrienne Young, #26 review

Publication date: 3 September 2019 The new gut-wrenching epic from the New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep. For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home […]

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A Throne of Swans(A Throne of Swans #1)by Katharine Corr & Elizabeth Corr, #25 review

Publication date: 9 January 2020 In a world where the flightless are ruled by those who can fly… When her father dies just before her birthday, seventeen-year-old Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles are able to transform at will into the bird that represents their family […]

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Thorn by by Intisar Khanani, #24 review

Publication date: 24 March 2020 Between her cruel family and the contempt she faces at court, Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life. But when she’s betrothed to the powerful prince Kestrin, Alyrra embarks on a journey to his land with little hope for a better future. When a […]

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The Last Paper Crane by Kerry Drewery, #23 review

Publication date: 2 April 2020 One thousand paper cranes to achieve your heart’s desire. 1945, Hiroshima: Ichiro is a teenage boy relaxing at home with his friend Hiro. Moments later there is a blinding fl ash as the horrifi c nuclear bomb is dropped. With great bravery the two boys fi nd Hiro’s fi veyear-old […]

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When the World didn’t End by Caroline Kaufman, #22 review

Publication date: 20 August 2019 Teen Instagram sensation and author of Light Filters In @poeticpoison returns with a second collection of short, powerful poems about love, forgiveness, self-discovery, and what it’s like living after a hard-fought battle with depression, in the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and the princess saves herself in […]

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Lullaby Of the Universe by Anastasia Bell, #21 review

Lullaby of the Universe is a collection of thought-invoking poems, digging deep into the human conscience of pain and the self-realisations of sentient dreams. These are stories of stargazing and the journey between birth and destruction. I cannot think of a better title for this book. It is indeed a Lullaby of the Universe. Anastasia’s […]

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Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly, #20 review

Publication date: 28 May 2019 Isabelle should be blissfully happy – she’s about to win the handsome prince. Except Isabelle isn’t the beautiful girl who lost the glass slipper and captured the prince’s heart. She’s the ugly stepsister who’s cut off her toes to fit into Cinderella’s shoe … which is now filling with blood. […]

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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, #19 review

Publication date: 20 November 2018 In this moving story two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within five feet of each other without risking their lives. Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent […]

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Blood Heir (Blood Heir Trilogy, #1) by Amélie Wen Zhao , #18 review

Publication date: 19 November 2019 This hot debut is the first book in an epic new series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to clear her name for her father’s murder. In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them […]