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Book Review: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Synopsis When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This’ll be the third boyfriend Ayoola’s dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to…… Continue reading Book Review: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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Book Review: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Synopsis Frances Janvier spends most of her time studying. Everyone knows Aled Last as that quiet boy who gets straight As. You probably think that they are going to fall in love or something. Since he is a boy and she is a girl. They don’t. They make a podcast. In a world determined to…… Continue reading Book Review: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

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Book Review: The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw

Synopsis There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth… Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She’s the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother, and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. She’s also the granddaughter…… Continue reading Book Review: The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw

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Book Review: Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

Synopsis A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft. Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers’ bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town. One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf…… Continue reading Book Review: Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

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Book Review: Little Witches: Magic in Concord by Leigh Dragoon

Synopsis A retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, the graphic novel follows Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy as witches-in-training. When Mr. Laurence, a witch­finder, moves in next door with his grandson to investigate renegade magic, the girls get caught up in the action. Thank you to NetGalley and Oni Press for providing an ARC…… Continue reading Book Review: Little Witches: Magic in Concord by Leigh Dragoon

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Book Review: Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

Synopsis ‘In an ancient city by the sea, three sisters – a maiden, a mother, and a crone – are drawing maps by candlelight. Sombre, with piercing grey eyes, they are the three Fates, and every map is a human life . . .’ Stepsister takes up where Cinderella’s tale ends. We meet Isabelle, the…… Continue reading Book Review: Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

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Book Review: Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Synopsis Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been overtaken by a demanding teaching job. Her boisterous Muslim family, and numerous (interfering) aunties, are professional naggers. And her flighty young cousin, about to reject her one hundredth marriage proposal, is a constant reminder that Ayesha is still single. Ayesha might…… Continue reading Book Review: Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

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Book Review: Let’s Be Legends by Sean Fesko

Synopsis Kara Olecki didn’t mean to kill her boyfriend Matt. But she did—and she’s paying the price. As she waits for the jury’s decision, she has nothing but time to recap all the important moments, both good and bad, that led up to her sentencing. Told in dual timelines, experience Kara’s thoughts in the courtroom…… Continue reading Book Review: Let’s Be Legends by Sean Fesko

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Book Review: A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

Synopsis The first thing I saw was the wheelchair.  The first thing she saw was the doper.  Ben Goddard is an embarrassment – as a cyclist, as an athlete, as a human being. And he knows it. Now that he’s been exposed by a positive drugs test, his race wins and his work with disabled…… Continue reading Book Review: A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

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Book Review: The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw

Synopsis Small decisions can have unintended consequences, but sometimes we get a second chance.  On the way home from a dinner party she didn’t want to attend, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital – but a hospital in…… Continue reading Book Review: The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw