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Non-fiction: American Mother

American Mother ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Title:               American Mother Author:           Gregg Olsen Publisher:        Bookouture Format:           ARC, audiobook Publication:     8th of November 2022 In June 1986, the emergency call from Stella Nickel, claiming that her husband Bruce was having a seizure, shook the small town of Auburn in Washington State. A week later, fifteen-year-oldContinue reading “Non-fiction: American Mother”

Can I Stray

Can I Stray ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Brooke is delighted when she is cast as Juliet in a local production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Daydreaming about meeting her first boyfriend, she is initially awkward towards Matt, the boy who plays Romeo. She overcomes the shyness thanks to Matt’s help, and they become friends.Continue reading “Can I Stray”

Love on the Brain

Love on the Brain ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Bee Köningswasser, an aspiring neuroscientist, has just landed a leading position in NASA’s new project. This would be a dream come true if it wasn’t for the fact that her co-lead is no one else but Levi Ward. Tall, dark and handsome, Levi has beenContinue reading “Love on the Brain”

Reviving the Classics: The Romance of a Shop

The Romance of a Shop ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars When Mr Lorimer died, he left his four unmarried daughters in a difficult economic situation. Despite offers of help from friends and relatives, the sisters decide to fend for themselves and open a photography business… The Romance of a Shop by Amy Levy is aContinue reading “Reviving the Classics: The Romance of a Shop”


Hamnet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars In the sixteenth century Stratford, a young boy finds his twin sister ill. His search for adults is undermined by his own deteriorating health… This is how Maggie O’Farrell started her excellent novel. The narrative moves freely between Hamnet, as he seeks help for his sister and hisContinue reading “Hamnet”

Mini ARC Review: Idol, Burning

Idol, Burning ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Title:               Idol, Burning Author:           Rin Usami Publisher:        Canongate Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     03rd of November 2022 Akari, a high school student, is an author of a popular blog about Masaki Ueno, a member of the J-Pop band Maza Maza. Her interest verges on obsession, as she spendsContinue reading “Mini ARC Review: Idol, Burning”

ARC Review: Such A Pretty Girl

Such a Pretty Girl ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Title:               Such A Pretty Girl Author:           T Greenwood Publisher:        Kensington Books Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     25th of October 2022 Ryan Flannigan, a famous ex-model and actress, lives peacefully in Vermont. She is shocked when the news presents a photo of her as a young girlContinue reading “ARC Review: Such A Pretty Girl”

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Title:               Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies Author:           Maddie Mortimer Publisher:        Macmillan Format:           ARC, audiobook Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies focuses on Lia, her husband and their teenage daughter Iris as they navigate Lia’s terminal illness. The narration moves from the present to the pastContinue reading “Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies”

ARC Review: Poster Girl

Poster Girl ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Title:               Poster Girl Author:           Veronica Roth Publisher:        Hodder & Stougton Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     18th of October 2022 Delegation has fallen. The dystopian regime was overthrown in a revolution that created a new society. As a result, those most loyal to the Delegation were locked away, togetherContinue reading “ARC Review: Poster Girl”

The Romantic

The Romantic ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Title:               The Romantic Author:           William Boyd Publisher:        Penguin Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     6th of September 2022 Happy Publication Day! In his new novel, Boyd presents a detailed panorama of the nineteenth century. The Romantic is a fictional biography of Cashel Greville Ross, following his life from County Cork, throughContinue reading “The Romantic”