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Monthly Wrap Up: February 2020

February has been a strange month for me, with a few surprising things in my personal life as well as being able to spend time with family and getting more proactive on the job front. It can be disheartening for sure to face rejection after rejection but I'm trying my best to have faith and… Continue reading Monthly Wrap Up: February 2020

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The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

A terrible secret lies buried at the heart of this house. August 1939. As the world goes to war, Hetty Cartwright arrives at Lockwood Manor, to take up her new post for the duration of the war, as safekeeper of the natural history museum’s most treasured animal collection, recently evacuated from London. Yet life at… Continue reading The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

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The Stray Cats of Homs by Eva Nour

‘A cat has seven souls in Arabic. In English cats have nine lives. You probably have both nine lives and seven souls, because otherwise I don’t know how you’ve made it this far.' Sami’s childhood is much like any other - an innocent blend of family and school, of friends and relations and pets (including… Continue reading The Stray Cats of Homs by Eva Nour

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The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that when I opened those windows — my new windows — each evening its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets in my ear, that I could catch on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen… In an abandoned mansion… Continue reading The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

After a storm has killed off all the island's men, two women in a 1600s Norwegian coastal village struggle to survive against both natural forces and the men who have been sent to rid the community of alleged witchcraft. Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Bergensdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into… Continue reading The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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The Binding by Bridget Collins

Imagine you could erase your grief.Imagine you could forget your pain.Imagine you could hide a secret.Forever. Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice – but one neither he nor his parents… Continue reading The Binding by Bridget Collins

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If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

Oliver Marks has just served ten years in jail - for a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he's released, he's greeted by the man who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he does, he wants to know what really happened a decade ago. As one… Continue reading If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio