“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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“Nancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom” by Kelly Thompson

Thanks to Dynamite Entertainment and Netgalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

I was a huge Nancy Drew fan as a young girl (The Sign of the Twisted Candles was my jam) so I had to check this one out. In this graphic novel, Nancy Drew has been rebooted for a 21st century teen audience and some of the key characters we know and love have been updated accordingly.

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