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Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from… Continue reading Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

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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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Monthly Wrap Up: May 2020

This month - or last month since I'm writing this in June - I prioritised reading books by Muslim authors due to Ramadan and I took part in my first readathon, which was the Ramadan Readathon run by Nadia aka Headscarves & Hardbacks. I really enjoyed taking part in the readathon and more consciously picking… Continue reading Monthly Wrap Up: May 2020

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Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke

On the heels of a devastating plague, Torvi’s sister Morgunn is stolen from the family farm by Uther, a flame-loving wolf-priest who leads a pack of ragged, starving girls. Torvi leaves the only home she’s ever known and joins a shaven-headed druid and a band of roaming Elsh artists known as the Butcher Bards. They… Continue reading Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke

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Anna K: A Love Story by Jenny Lee

Every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special way. Meet Anna K. At seventeen, she is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her horses and Newfoundland dogs); she has the perfect (if perfectly boring) boyfriend, Alexander… Continue reading Anna K: A Love Story by Jenny Lee

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My favourite books growing up

I honestly can't picture what my life would be like without the many books I've found refuge in over the years. I wrote a post a couple of months ago about the ways reading has changed my life so it got me thinking about the books that really made me love reading and pretty much… Continue reading My favourite books growing up

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The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

Before they became legendary writers, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë were detectors in this charming historical mystery... Yorkshire, 1845. A young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood. Just a few miles away, a humble parson's daughters--the Brontë sisters--learn of the crime.… Continue reading The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

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A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them… In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious. Over… Continue reading A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes