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The Vanishing Trick by Jenni Spangler, #52 review

Publication date: 30 April 2020 ‘A thrilling, original, evocative and eerie tale – I adored it!’ Michelle Harrison, author of A Pinch of Magic  Step into a world of secrets, folklore and illusions, where nothing is as it seems and magic is at play… Madame Augustina Pinchbeck, travels the country conjuring the spirits of dearly departed loved […]

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House of Earth and Blood(Crescent City #1)by Sarah J. Maas, #51 review

Publication date: 3 March 2020 Bound by blood.Tempted by desire.Unleashed by destiny. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart […]

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The Map from Here to There (The Start of Me and You, #2)by Emery Lord, #50 review

Publication date: 7 January 2020 Acclaimed author Emery Lord crafts a gorgeous story of friendship and identity, daring to ask: What happens after happily ever after? It’s senior year, and Paige Hancock is finally living her best life. She has a fun summer job, great friends, and a super charming boyfriend who totally gets her. […]

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Pretty Funny by Rebecca Elliott, #49 review

Publication date: 19 March 2020 Does anyone ever really want to ‘fall’ in love? Knowing me I’ll just trip over it and graze my knee on the gravel of humiliation. Haylah Swinton is fairly confident she’s brilliant at being a girl. She’s an ace best friend, a loving daughter, and an INCREDIBLY patient sister to […]

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Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann, #48 review

Publication date: 5 March 2020 When Amber runs, it’s the only time she feels completely free – far away from her claustrophobic home life. Her father wants her to be a dutiful daughter, waiting for an arranged marriage like her sister Ruby. Running is a quiet rebellion. But Amber wants so much more – and […]

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The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman, #47

Publication date: 9 April 2019 Tom Hope doesn’t think he’s much of a farmer, but he’s doing his best. He can’t have been much of a husband to Trudy, either, judging by her sudden departure. It’s only when she returns, pregnant to someone else, that he discovers his surprising talent as a father. So when […]

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Moonrise by Sarah Crossman, #46 review

Publication date: 7 September 2017 Seventeen-year-old Joe hasn’t seen his brother in ten years. Ed didn’t walk out on the family, not exactly. It’s something more brutal. Ed’s locked up — on death row. Now his execution date has been set, and the clock is ticking. Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with […]

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Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal, #45 review

Publication date: 15 January 2019 In this one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, Alys Binat has sworn never to marry—until an encounter with one Mr. Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider. A scandal and vicious rumor concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages, but […]

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Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson & Ellen Hagen, #44 review

Publication date: 12 February 2020 Jasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women’s Rights Club. They post everything online—poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and Jasmine’s response to the racial macroaggressions she experiences—and soon they go […]

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Havenfall (Havenfall #1) by Sara Holland, #43 review

Publication date: 3 March 2020 A safe haven between four realms. The girl sworn to protect it–at any cost. Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds–each with their own magic–together. For generations, the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and […]