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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

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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

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Letters From the Dead by Sam Hurcom

Firstly, huge thank you to Orion and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Letters From the Dead will be published on 26 November 2020. I was looking for more spooky reads for this month and came across Letters From the Dead on NetGalley, it sounded… Continue reading Letters From the Dead by Sam Hurcom

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The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett

Firstly, huge thank you to Titan Books and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  I’m on a fantasy kick at the minute as there seems to be a lot of great ones coming out this season! In a review I read of the novel I saw that this… Continue reading The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett

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Crowned a Traitor by Kate Callaghan

Firstly, huge thank you to IBPA and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.  When I saw that the name of this series was ‘Hellish Fairytale’ I was immediately intrigued. I love dark takes on magical worlds and fantasy. However, unfortunately, it didn’t quite live up… Continue reading Crowned a Traitor by Kate Callaghan

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Marilia, The Warlord by Morgan Cole

Firstly, huge thanks to BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  I do love a strong female protagonist in my fantasy novels and this novel definitely delivered on that front! Although fantasy novels are one of my preferred genres, I do have a bit… Continue reading Marilia, The Warlord by Morgan Cole