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Book Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

I have a heart for every year I’ve been alive. There are seventeen hidden in the sand of my bedroom. Every so often, I claw through the shingle just to check they’re still there. Buried deep and bloody. Princess Lira is siren royalty and revered across the sea until she is cursed into humanity by the…… Continue reading Book Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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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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Top Ten Tuesday: Retellings I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week it’s a freebie so I chose a previous TTT topic which is Retellings I Want to Read. I’ve broadened this out to include fairy tales, literature, and mythology as sources of inspiration. A Court of Thorns and Roses This loose…… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Retellings I Want to Read

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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: 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

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Book Review: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

Shahrzad has been forced to flee the fallen city of Rey, away from her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. Now she is back with her family who are seeking safety in a desert camp, whilst preparations are being made for war against Khalid’s kingdom. Shazi’s first love, Tariq, leads this army and he is…… Continue reading Book Review: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

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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