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Book Review: Ballardvale Blues by Rachel Veznaian

Addie, Kate, Sam, Danny and Jessica are a group of friends from Ballardvale, Massachusetts. Having finished college, they start to change and go in different directions. As Addie witnesses the lifestyle choices of those around her, she begins to wonder if there is more to life than working in her parents’ diner. Should she stay…… Continue reading Book Review: Ballardvale Blues by Rachel Veznaian

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Book Review: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

In a small Oklahoma town there are two rival gangs: Greasers and Socs. The Greasers are poor and wear their hair long, whilst the Socs are rich kids from the West-side. Street fights go on between the two gangs and the Socs like to beat up the Greasers for fun. Ponyboy Curtis is a Greaser…… Continue reading Book Review: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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Book Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

When five high school students are sent to detention, just four emerge alive. Academically gifted Bronwyn keeps a flawless school record. Rising baseball star Cooper is a popular jock. Homecoming princess Addy would never reveal her insecurities. Bad boy Nate is on probation for illegal activity. Outsider Simon, creator of Bayview High’s gossip app, dies…… Continue reading Book Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Every day, Khalid, the 18-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new wife who is killed at dawn. Shahrzad vows to avenge the death of her best friend, Shiva, and she volunteers to be Khalid’s new wife. Despite the odds, Shahrzad lives to see another day by telling Khalid a story each night. As Shahrzad battles…… Continue reading Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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Book Review: Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts by Mary Gibson

Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts is set from 1911 and ties in with the When Are You Reading? Challenge I am taking part in. Sixteen year old Nellie Clark works in Pearce Duff’s custard factory in East London and with three younger siblings, her family depends on her wages. But when the factory women of Bermondsey go…… Continue reading Book Review: Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts by Mary Gibson

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Book Review: The Woman at Number 24 by Juliet Ashton

Sarah lives at Number 24, a Georgian villa in Notting Hill, London which is home to five different families. She is from the top flat and is still feeling raw after her divorce, made especially worse because her ex-husband Leo lives in the flat below her with his new wife. In the spring, Jane and…… Continue reading Book Review: The Woman at Number 24 by Juliet Ashton

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Book Review: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman is set in the 1950s and ties in with the When Are You Reading? Challenge I am taking part in. 26-year-old Jean Louise “Scout” Finch returns on her fifth annual trip home to Maycomb, Alabama from New York city, to visit her father, Atticus. But her homecoming is soon greeted with…… Continue reading Book Review: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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Book Review: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

Author Alison Goodman has described The Dark Days Club as “Pride and Prejudice meets Buffy in English high society”. I love both of these and this sparked my interest. The Dark Days Club is set in the 1800s and ties in with the When Are You Reading? Challenge I am taking part in. In London, 1812, Lady…… Continue reading Book Review: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman