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Dancing Souls by Sharifah Nadirah, #63 review

The genre for “Dancing Souls” falls under the category of poetry. The poetries touch on emotions and feelings of a person whom is sailing the journey of life. The writing of a candid, honest to God female warrior that plays with the element of fire on her paintbrush as she paints the world with words […]

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Mermaid Moon by Susann Cokal, #62 review

Publication date : 3 March 2020 An award-winning author tells of a mermaid who leaves the sea in search of her landish mother in a captivating tale spun with beautiful prose, lush descriptions, empathy, and keen wit. Blood calls to blood; charm calls to charm.It is the way of the world.Come close and tell us […]

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Sweet Bean Paste by Tetsuya Akikawa, #61 review

Publication date : 6 February 2013 Sentaro has failed. He has a criminal record, drinks too much, and his dream of becoming a writer is just a distant memory. With only the blossoming of the cherry trees to mark the passing of time, he spends his days in a tiny confectionery shop selling dorayaki, a […]

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Last Tang Standingby Lauren Ho, #60 review

Book publication : 9 June 2020 Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones’s Diary in this funny and irresistible debut novel about the pursuit of happiness, surviving one’s thirties intact, and opening oneself up to love. At thirty-three, Andrea Tang is living the dream: she has a successful career as a lawyer, a posh condo, and […]

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On and On by Nisa Kamarudin, Review #59

Publication date : 2019 On & On started as a confession corner created by a teenager growing up with many unspoken questions and confusions. Most of us have unexpressed thoughts hidden deep inside our hearts while we trudge on with our daily lives. The poems in On & On plot the journey of the teenager […]

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Chessboxer by Stephen Davies, #58 review

Publication date : October 2019 ‘Gripping and surprising. I gulped it down’ Sarah Crossan Leah Baxter is a genius. She’s a few wins away from becoming a junior chess grandmaster, and her life is on course to achieve everything her mom and coach want for her. But Leah is at stalemate – grieving for her […]

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Into the Crooked Place(Into the Crooked Place #1)by Alexandra Christow, #57 review

Publication date : 1 October 2019 Into the Crooked Place begins a gritty two-book YA fantasy series from Alexandra Christo, the author of To Kill a Kingdom. The streets of Creije are for the deadly and the dreamers, and four crooks in particular know just how much magic they need up their sleeve to survive. […]

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Artic Zoo by Robert Muchamore, #56 review

From London . . .Georgia gets straight As at school, writes essays for fun, has been placed first in twenty-six drone races and has a serious addiction to buying Japanese stationery. She plans to follow her older sister Sophie and become a doctor, but her worldview is shattered when Sophie commits suicide. To Lagos . […]

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Scars like Wings by Erin , #55 review

Publication date : 3 October 2019 Relatable, heartbreaking, and real, this is a story of resilience–the perfect novel for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word. Before, I was a million things. Now I’m only one. The Burned Girl. Ava Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her […]

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Emergency Contact by Mary H.K Choi, #54 review

Publication date: 27 March 2018 For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine […]