“The Art of Taxidermy” by Sharon Kernot

Thanks to Text Publishing and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book is written in verse which is really cool and something a bit different.. I was a little apprehensive at first as this is not a writing style I engage with very often. I needn’t have worried however, as it it’s a sublime reading experience and makes perfect sense in the context of the book.

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“A Tapestry Of Treason” by Anne O’Brien

Thanks to HQ and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book is set during a really rather fascinating period of British History, the period which formed the bedrock of the later War of the Roses. The year is 1399 and Constance of York, Lady Despenser, King Richard’s cousin decides to stir the decidedly risky pot of courtly intrigue.

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“Hollow Kingdom” by Kira Jane Buxton

Thanks to Headline and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

When I was a young whippersnapper, I loved reading books from an animal’s point of view. Watership Down, The Animals of Farthing Wood, those weird books where anthropomorphic animals are at war with one another….but short of a few examples of Murakami-esque weirdness, it’s not something I’ve come across very much in adult literature.

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“The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead

Thanks to Little Brown and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

I’m usually pretty chill when it comes to reading negative reviews of books I really liked, different strokes for different folks and all that, but this is one of those books that I got annoyed reading any negative reviews for. Sometimes a book comes along that is just so important and expertly written that people who didn’t like it probably need their head examined.

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