Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence

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33786522Title: Indigo Donut

Author: Patrice Lawrence

Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books

Rating: ★★★★☆

Disclaimer: I received a copy free from the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Indigo is new to London, having lived in the foster system her whole life, she’s moved from school to school and has a tendency to lose her cool, especially when people bring up her mother. Bailey is a 17 year old boy in the same sixth form as Indigo. When the two meet, they instantly hit it off. All Indigo wants to know is who she is, as she doesn’t remember her parents and lost contact with most of her siblings. When Bailey gets contacted by a homeless man that seems to know more about Indigo than she does herself, he has to make a decision that may ruin his new-found relationship with Indigo. Continue reading “Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence”

Walking on Knives by Maya Chhabra

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30077662Title: Walking on Knives

Author: Maya Chhabra

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Disclaimer: I received a copy free from the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Walking on Knives is a retelling of The Little Mermaid. It isn’t anything like the Disney version – it was dark, cruel and brutal at times. I do feel like readers need to be aware that there were some scenes with dubious sexual consent, so proceed with caution. Continue reading “Walking on Knives by Maya Chhabra”

The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian

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31371503Title: The Authentics

Author: Abdi Nazemian

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Release Date: August 8th 2017

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.

The Authentics follows fifteen-year-old Daria Esfandyar, an Iranian-American who is proud of her heritage. Daria and her group of friends call themselves the Authentics because they pride themselves on keeping it real, unlike Daria’s former best friend’s clique called the “Nose Jobs” by the Authentics. But during a genealogy project at school, Daria uncovers a shocking revelation, which launches Daria on a journey of self-discovery during which she uncovers new things about her friends, her family, and even her former best friend.  Continue reading “The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian”