Thanks to Simon & Schuster UK Children’s and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
This was quite an interesting read. If my review seems brief it’s because this is the kind of book that’s easy to spoil so I’m only going to summarise the plot in the most general of senses.
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Thanks to Orion Children’s Group and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went into this. I have read some meh YA seafaring related novels recently *cough*The Beholder and To Kill a Kingdom*cough* so wondered if this would be a similar experience.
HOW WRONG I WAS.
Continue reading ““Viper” by Bex Hogan”
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.
Continue reading ““Music and Malice in Hurricane Town” by Alex Bell”
Thanks to Hachette Children’s Group and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Despite the subject matter this story manages to be very sweet, full of hope, kindness and a (for me, much needed) reminder of the good examples of humanity.
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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.
Continue reading ““The Secret Runners of New York” by Matthew Reilly”
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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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.
Continue reading ““Internment” by Samira Ahmed”