Thanks to Little, Brown Book Group UK and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
So, I actually read this book a number of months ago and I’ve started writing a review for it at various points since but I could never really get my head in the right place to talk about it properly. There is something so incredibly difficult about writing a review for a book that you absolutely love and this was one of those books for me.
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Thanks to HQ and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve really enjoyed this series and was excited to read the final book in the trilogy. It’s guilty of being a bit trope-y at times but it is YA after all and it’s a hell of a lot of fun with it, so I’d say it gets a free pass.
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Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump recently, I haven’t read any particularly interesting or exciting new YA releases lately so to say my expectations were low going into this would be an understatement of epic proportions.
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Thanks to Quercus Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I reaaaaaally loved this one. Mayan Mythology, the Jazz Age and a plucky heroine? Yes please. I’m slightly miffed I’ve never come across this author before though. I assumed this was a debut but I went to look at her Goodreads author page and she’s written loads! Publishers, can we have more money pumped into promoting authors like this please?
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Thanks to Atlantic Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
The Bird King follows the story of Fatima, a Circassian concubine living in the harem of the Alhambra during the time period of the Spanish Inquisition. This novel melds historical fact with fantastical elements like djinns and sorcery.
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Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Full disclosure, I hadn’t read the first book in this series before I read this book. I feel like everyone in the world would be happier if a brief summary of the previous book/s in a series was included at the beginning of subsequent novels.
Anyhoo, I digress.
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Thanks to Tor Teen and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Having read the wonderful Viper by Bex Hogan recently I was excited to read another swashbuckling adventure based on the high seas. If this whets your appetite then well, you may have to rein your expectations in a bit as the synopsis is telling a few fibs.
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