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Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura

Firstly, a huge thank you to Doubleday and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. How will you help your friend if she doesn't want to be saved? In a tranquil neighbourhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake to find the mirrors in their bedrooms are shining.At… Continue reading Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura

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The Cottingley Cuckoo by A.J. Elwood

Firstly, a huge thank you to Titan Books and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Captivated by books and stories, Rose dreams of a life away from the confines of the Sunnyside Care Home she works in, until elderly resident Charlotte Favell offers an unexpected… Continue reading The Cottingley Cuckoo by A.J. Elwood

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Common Ground by Naomi Ishiguro

Firstly, a huge thank you to Tinder Press and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. CW: Racism Since the death of Stan’s father, his mother buries herself in work and barely mentions her late husband. Struggling to fit into his new school which he earned… Continue reading Common Ground by Naomi Ishiguro

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Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

Firstly, a huge thank you to Quercus Books and NetGalley for providing me with this copy in exchange for an honest review. CW: sexual assault, kidnapping, domestic violence Dear Child follows the lives of Lena and her family after escaping from a traumatic experience. Kept in a windowless shack with her two children, the family… Continue reading Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

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Little Gods by Meng Jin

Firstly, a huge thank you to Pushkin Press and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Little Gods begins the night of the Tiananmen Square massacre when a woman, who had never intended on becoming a mother, gives birth to a little girl. Su Lan has… Continue reading Little Gods by Meng Jin

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My Brother by Karin Smirnoff

Firstly, a huge thank you to Pushkin Press and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. CW: Domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, animal abuse, suicide, incest. After being away from her childhood home for several years, Jana returns to the decrepit farmhouse that not only… Continue reading My Brother by Karin Smirnoff

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A Burning by Megha Majumdar

Firstly, a huge thanks to Simon and Schuster and NetGallery for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. CW: violence, murder, implied sexual assault, islamaphobia Set in contemporary India, A Burning follows the stories of Jivan, a Muslim girl wrongly imprisoned on terrorism charges after a status she… Continue reading A Burning by Megha Majumdar

2021 SFF Badge Collecting Challenge, ARC, Book Review

Fable by Adrienne Young

Firstly, huge thank you to Titan Books and NetGalley for providing me a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Fable will be published on Tuesday 26th January 2021. Four years ago Fable was left abandoned on an island by her father, the most dangerous and powerful trader on the seas, after… Continue reading Fable by Adrienne Young

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The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji

Firstly, huge thanks to Pushkin Vertigo and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.  The Decagon House Murders, originally published in 1987, is a Japanese detective fiction novel where a group of seven university students, who are part of the university’s mystery club, decide to go… Continue reading The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji

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Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

Firstly, huge thank you to Granta and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.  Before I jump into the review, I just wanted to highlight that this novel explores a lot of hard hitting, taboo, topics in the space of a few pages. CW: underage incest,… Continue reading Earthlings by Sayaka Murata