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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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Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Will the princess save the beast? For Princess Jaya Rao, nothing is more important than family. When the loathsome Emerson clan steps up their centuries-old feud to target Jaya’s little sister, nothing will keep Jaya from exacting her revenge. Then Jaya finds out she’ll be attending the same elite boarding school as Grey Emerson, and… Continue reading Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

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And The Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando

When fifteen-year-old Nathan discovers that his older brother Al has taken his own life, his whole world is torn apart.Al was special.Al was talented.Al was full of passion and light…so why did he do it?Convinced that his brother was in trouble, Nathan begins to retrace his footsteps. And along the way, he meets Megan. Al’s… Continue reading And The Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando

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The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa

A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor. On an unnamed island off an unnamed coast, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses—until things become much more serious. Most of the island's inhabitants are oblivious to these changes, while those few imbued… Continue reading The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa

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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