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Pop Culture Readathon Picks & July TBR

Hi guys, I'm so excited to be taking part in the Pop Culture Readathon, and get the chance to read awesome books with equally awesome prompts. I feel like I'll get the chance to read some genres and books I normally wouldn't read as well as the chance to tick off plenty of books from… Continue reading Pop Culture Readathon Picks & July TBR

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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will… Continue reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome… Continue reading Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people. But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara’s dark past. To vanquish… Continue reading The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

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The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina's life is midnight robberies, avoiding her… Continue reading The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

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The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

A music-loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical moviegoing, Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though, Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside… Continue reading The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

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Monthly Wrap Up: April 2020

April felt like the longest month in existence, but at the same time, it's already May when I'm writing this and it feels like time is all over the place right now. It's been another month of lockdown for the UK and other countries around the globe and Ramadan also began towards the end of… Continue reading Monthly Wrap Up: April 2020

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Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova

I am Renata Convida.I have lived a hundred stolen lives.Now I live my own. Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata's ability to steal memories from royal… Continue reading Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova

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Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed

It’s August in Paris and 17-year-old Khayyam Maquet—American, French, Indian, Muslim—is at a crossroads. This holiday with her professor parents should be a dream trip for the budding art historian. But her maybe-ex-boyfriend is probably ghosting her, she might have just blown her chance at getting into her dream college, and now all she really… Continue reading Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed

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Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

The pale-skinned, black-eyed baby is a bad omen. That’s one thing the people on the old plantation are sure of. The other is that Miss Rue – midwife, healer, crafter of curses – will know what to do. But for once Rue doesn’t know. Times have changed since her mother Miss May Belle held the… Continue reading Conjure Women by Afia Atakora