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Children of Blood and Bone

Synopsis: Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden. Zélie is  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, YA

Scythe

Synopsis: In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (‘gleaned’) by professional scythes. Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must learn the art of killing and understand the necessity of what they do. Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice and as Citra and Rowan come up against a terrifyingly  ...

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ARC, Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Suspense

House on Fire

Synopsis: Divorce lawyer Leigh Huyett knows all too well that most second marriages are doomed to fail. But five years in, she and Pete Conley have a perfectly blended family of her children and his. To celebrate their anniversary, they grab some precious moments of alone time and leave Pete’s son Kip, a high school senior, in charge of Leigh’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Chrissy, at their home. Driving back on a rainy Friday night, their cell phones start ringing. After a  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Contemporary Fiction, Romance, YA

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Final Girls

Synopsis: Three tragedies. One unthinkable secret. The media calls them the Final Girls – Quincy, Sam, Lisa – the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma. But when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and Sam shows up unannounced on her doorstep, Quincy must admit that she doesn’t really know anything about the other Final Girls. Can she trust them? Or can there only ever  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, YA

Throne of Glass

Synopsis: Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfell offers her a deal, her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament – fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction

How To Stop Time

Synopsis: I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. It’s a life he once had,  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, YA

Everything, Everything

Synopsis: Maddy is allergic to the world; stepping outside the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her. But then Olly moves in next door. And just like that, Maddy realises there’s more to life than just being alive. You only get one chance at first love. And Maddy is ready to risk everything, everything to see where it leads. Author: Nicola Yoon Rating: ⭐⭐ This review contains major spoilers about the book.

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Science Fiction

Ready Player One

Synopsis: It’s the year 2044, and the real world becomes an ugly place. We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual reality utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love with any ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Synopsis: Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live. She leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Author: Gail Honeyman Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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