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ARC review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Carlota Moreau is a young woman growing up in an exotic location of Yaxaktun property in the Yucatan peninsula. She divides her days between books, lazy walks and helping her bellowed father. Her peaceful and pleasurable life is disrupted by the unexpected arrival ofContinue reading “ARC review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau”


Reviving the classics: Cranford

Cranford ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Cranford is an unusual book. It is a novel but reads more like a collection of short stories. The narrator is Mary, a young woman who visits Cranford— a small town where the society consists of a set of older ladies, widows and spinsters. Throughout the years, she keepsContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Cranford”

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Kim Jiyoung is the Korean ‘everywoman’. She leads an average life and, like many women before her, she’s just left her office job to take care of her baby daughter. Soon, she starts to impersonate her mother and then other women. As her mental healthContinue reading “Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982”


Solitaire ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 4.5 out of 5 stars This is not a love story. Tori Spring Tori Spring is a student at “Higgs”. Her monotonous school life is disrupted when she meets an eccentric student Michael Holden and her old friend Lucas Ryan. Soon, the mysterious collective called ‘Solitaire’ starts a series of events interrupting lessonsContinue reading “Solitaire”

ARC review: Jade is a Twisted Green

Jade is a Twisted Green ⭐⭐⭐.5 3.5 out of 5 stars Jade is a Twisted Green focuses on the life of Jade Brown, a twenty-four-year-old Jamaican woman living in Toronto. Grieving the loss of her twin sister, Jade struggles with her emotions. She attempts to find her own identity, detached from the more confident and popularContinue reading “ARC review: Jade is a Twisted Green”

The Prison Healer

The Prison Healer ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 4.5 out of 5 stars After ten years spent in Zalindov prison, Kiva Meridan was used to doing whatever was necessary to survive. Her position as the prison healer allowed her some respite but turned most inmates against her as a traitor. When the infamous Rebel Queen was captured, she arrivedContinue reading “The Prison Healer”

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library ⭐⭐.5 2.5 out of 5 stars Nora Seed finds herself in a place between life and death- in the Midnight Library. Once inside, her favourite librarian shows her around the endless rows of books that contain Nora’s possible lives. One of them lists all her regrets, while every other book allows herContinue reading “The Midnight Library”

Reviving the classics: The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars An English gentleman, Edward Prendick, shipwrecked in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, finds himself at the mercy of Dr Moreau. Taken to his secluded island, Prendick finds himself in the middle of Moreau’s controversial experiments. Fascinated by natural sciences and evolutionism, Moreau shapedContinue reading “Reviving the classics: The Island of Doctor Moreau”

Wilder Girls

Wilder Girls ⭐⭐⭐ 3 out of 5stars When the mysterious Tox epidemic broke out at Raxter School for Girls, the island it was built on was put under quarantine. While most of the teachers died, Hetty and her schoolmates were affected by the disease. Their bodies were transformed and disfigured in bizarre ways. Isolated fromContinue reading “Wilder Girls”

The Bridge Kingdom

The Bridge Kingdom ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Ithicana and Maridrina are involved in a never-ending conflict. When traditional warfare brought no results, the Maridrinian king reached for less usual means. He gathered his many daughters in an isolated compound, where there were trained to be warriors, assassins, spies and… good wives. The mostContinue reading “The Bridge Kingdom”