“Music and Malice in Hurricane Town” by Alex Bell

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

First, I have to apologise for being a bit late with this review. I’ve been unwell recently and there’s been a bit of a domino effect with my reviews falling by the wayside. I do endeavour to complete reviews before publication date but I’m playing catch up this month I’m afraid! If it’s any consolation it has been genuinely stressing me out to see my reviews falling behind.

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“The Secret Runners of New York” by Matthew Reilly

Thanks to Hot Key Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review

As a rule I tend to review books by female authors. It’s not a fully conscious decision as such but I just tend to gel better with female perspectives, particularly when it comes to YA. When I read the premise for this book though, I was intrigued.

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“The True Queen” by Zen Cho

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

Malay Witches in Regency England? Yup, I hit the request button at the speed of light when I saw this was available for request. This kind of book is right up my alley: Eastern Cultural focus? Check. Supernatural creatures and themes? Check. A diverse, female focused cast of characters? Double check!

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“Internment” by Samira Ahmed

Thanksto Little Brown UK and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

This was a scary book. Scary because it was so utterly believable.

The story takes place in an America where Muslims are sent to domestic internment camps. Layla, a 17 year old Muslim, and her parents are sent to one such desert internment camp simply because of their faith. Layla soon chafes against her imprisonment and leads a resistance movement within the camp. She is aided by her Jewish boyfriend David, her new friend Ayesha, and Jake, a guard at the camp.

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