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In which I confess I am a sucker for stories about magic

Onyx & Ivory by MIndee Arnett

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult Publication Date: 15 May 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king of Rime. Cast out of the nobility, Kate now works for the royal courier service. Only the most skilled…

School can be fun

School for Psychics by K. C. Archer

Genre: Suspense; Thriller Publication Date: 3 April 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Teddy Cannon isn’t your typical twenty-something woman. She’s resourceful. She’s bright. She’s scrappy. She can also read people with uncanny precision. What she doesn’t realize: she’s actually psychic. When a series of bad decisions leads Teddy to a run-in with the police,…

World War II from two very different viewpoints

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 30 January 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined—one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler’s dictatorship . . ….

Dark and eerie makes The Hazel Wood the perfect fantasy

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: 30 January 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies…

Impressive Brave Deeds

Brave Deeds by David Abrams

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “From Fobbit author David Abrams, Brave Deeds is a compelling novel of war, brotherhood, and America. Spanning eight hours, the novel follows a squad of six AWOL soldiers as they attempt to cross war-torn Baghdad on foot to attend the funeral of…

Do not miss Missing

Missing by Kelley Armstrong

Genre: Young Adult; Mystery & Suspense; Romance Publication Date: 18 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them…

Perfect is pretty perfect

Perfect by Cecelia Ahern

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Publication Date: 4 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine’s life has completely fractured–all her freedoms gone. Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she…

Book Review – You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

Title: You Will Know Me Author: Megan Abbott ISBN: 9780316231077 No. of Pages: 352 Genre: Mystery Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 26 July 2016 Synopsis: “How far will you go to achieve a dream? That’s the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics…

Audiobook Review – Liar Temptress Soldier Spy by Karen Abbott

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott

Title: Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Who Changed the Course of the Civil War Author: Karen Abbott Narrator: Karen White ISBN: 9780062332165 Audiobook Length: 15 hours, 14 minutes Genre: Nonfiction Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 2 September 2014 Synopsis: “Belle Boyd Emma Edmonds Rose O’Neal Greenhow Elizabeth Van Lew In Liar Temptress Soldier…

Book Review – We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Title: We Should All Be Feminists Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ISBN: 9781101911761 No. of Pages: 64 Genre: Nonfiction Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 3 February 2015 Synopsis: “In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism…