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ARC Review: The Daughters of Izdihar

The Daughters of Izdihar ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 4.5 out of 5 stars Title:               The Daughters of Izdihar Author:           Hadeer Elsbai Publisher:        Little, Brown Book Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     12th of January 2023 In a world inspired by modern Egyptian history, women begin their fight for equal rights in this wonderful fantasy book. Nehal dreams of nothing moreContinue reading “ARC Review: The Daughters of Izdihar”


Non-fiction: Has populism won?

Has populism won? ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Title: Has populism won?Author: Daniel Drache and Marc D. FroesePublisher: ECW Press AudioFormat: ARC, audiobookPublication: 30th January 2023 This non-fiction book explains what populism actually is and how it works. The authors, in a clear and informative way, talk about different kinds of populism and masks/rolesContinue reading “Non-fiction: Has populism won?”

ARC Review: The Things We Do To Our Friends

The Things We Do to Our Friends ⭐⭐⭐ 3 out of 5 stars Title:               The Things We Do to Our Friends Author:           Heather Dawent Publisher:        Penguin Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     12th January 2023 When Clare arrives in Edinburgh to study art history, her real goal is to reinvent herself. She only needs to find aContinue reading “ARC Review: The Things We Do To Our Friends”

The Darlings of the Asylum

The Darlings of the Asylum ⭐⭐⭐.5 3.5 out of 5 stars In Brighton, at the end of the nineteenth century, Violet Pring dreams about a life for herself. While her family tries to force her into a sensible marriage with her wealthy friend, that would solve all their financial problems, she considers herself an aspiringContinue reading “The Darlings of the Asylum”

Lore Olympus Volume III

Lore Olympus Volume III ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars What I can say, the story continues… Hades decides to work on his relationship with Minthe, which proves tricky when Persephone starts her internship in the Underworld. Although they remain friends, there is tension between them… I love this series. It has great characters andContinue reading “Lore Olympus Volume III”

A Fire Endless

A Fire Endless ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Title:               A Fire Endless Author:           Rebecca Ross Publisher:        Harper Collins Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     8th of December 2022 After the revelations of the first part of the Elements of Cadence series, the second instalment starts quite slowly. Adaira tries to adapt to her new life, whileContinue reading “A Fire Endless”

A River Enchanted

A River Enchanted ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars When a letter arrived asking the bard Jack Tamerlain to come home to the island of Cadence, he reluctantly started his journey. Upon arrival, he found his community overwhelmed by the disappearance of three little girls. As the bard, he is asked to help with theContinue reading “A River Enchanted”

Non-fiction: We Need to Talk

We Need to Talk ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 out of 5 stars Title:               We Need to Talk Author:           Emily Hunt Publisher:        Ad Lib Publishers Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     1st of June 2023 In this non-fiction position, Emily Hunt tells her heartbreaking story. We follow her narration from when she woke up in a bed with a stranger andContinue reading “Non-fiction: We Need to Talk”

If we were villains

If we were villains ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Oliver Marks is one of the seven last-year students at the elite conservatory. Aspiring actors, they immerse themselves in Shakespeare’s plays— the world of love, hate, rivalry, desire and passion. Emotions run high while they go through auditions and await their assignments for ‘Julius Caesar’Continue reading “If we were villains”

ARC Review: City of Last Chances

City of Last Chances ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5stars Title:               City of Last Chances Author:           Adrian Tchaikovsky Publisher:        Head of Zeus Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     8th of December 2022 Ilmar, a city under the Palleseen occupation. A presence that aims to uproot the indigenous culture, leading the locals to strictly defined ‘perfection’. Meanwhile, in theContinue reading “ARC Review: City of Last Chances”