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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 […]

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The Plotters by Un-su Kim, Sora Kim-Russell (translator), #17 review

Publication date: 20 August 2010 The important thing is not who pulls the trigger but who’s behind the person who pulls the trigger—the plotters, the masterminds working in the shadows. Raised by Old Raccoon in The Library of Dogs, Reseng has always been surrounded by plots to kill—and by books that no one ever reads. […]

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To Make Monsters Out of Girls (Things that Haunt #1) by Amanda Lovelace, #16 review

Publication date: 18 September 2018 “What happens when the man of your dreams turns out to be a nightmare with sharp teeth and claws?” Winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry, amanda lovelace presents her new illustrated duology, “things that h(a)unt.” In this first installment, to make monsters out of girls, lovelace […]

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Children of Blood and Bone ( Legacy of Orisha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi , #14 book review

Publication date: 6 March 2018 They killed my mother.They took our magic.They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a […]