Release by Patrick Ness

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33640498Title: Release

Author: Patrick Ness

Publisher: HarperTeen

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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

Release follows Adam Thorn through a single, eventful day in his life. During this one day, Adam’s life is thrown into chaos. His relationships are tested, he is subject to an incredibly disturbing incident at work, he has a confrontation with his preacher father, and he is still trying to unravel his unrequited feelings for his ex-boyfriend. And alongside this one day, something magical is happening in his small, quiet town.  Continue reading “Release by Patrick Ness”

You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow

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32711720Title: You Don’t Know Me But I Know You

Author: Rebecca Barrow

Publisher: HarperTeen

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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

Audrey has always known she was adopted, and in the back of her closet is a box. Inside is a seventeen-year-old letter from her birth mother, given to her by the woman she’s called Mom her entire life. But when Audrey finds out that she’s pregnant, she’s faced with a similar decision as her birth mother was seventeen years ago. Terrified by her possible choices, and the growing distance with the people closest to her, Audrey weighs her options and starts to wonder who Audrey Spencer really is. You Don’t Know Me But I Know You is an unflinchingly honest book about choice, love, and creating the future that you want.  Continue reading “You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow”

Charlotte Says by Alex Bell

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35005611Title: Charlotte Says

Author: Alex Bell

Publisher: Stripes Publishing

Rating: ★★★★☆

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

Jemima flees to the remote island of Skye to take up a job is an all-girls boarding school. Jemima is fleeing her mother’s death and her past that went up in flames. While at the boarding school, desperate to flee her past, she receives a box of Frozen Charlotte dolls from a mystery sender. These dolls help her to remember what happened on that fateful night – a seance, violence, and a fire that destroyed her home and her mother. When a series of sinister accidents start happening at the school, it is soon revealed that the dolls are at the centre of what is happening. Continue reading “Charlotte Says by Alex Bell”

Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

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33640512Title: Speak Easy, Speak Love

Author: McKelle George

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Rating: ★★★★☆

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

Speak Easy, Speak Love is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. After getting kicked out of her boarding school, Beatrice is sent to her Uncle’s place in Long Island; Hey Nonny Nonny. Speak Easy, Speak Love follows the lives of the residents of Hey Nonny Nonny – Hero, Beatrice, Prince, Benedick, and Maggie as they navigate their dreams and wishes, love, prohibition, and the mafia.  Continue reading “Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George”

Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

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35085757Title: Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Author: Sally Nicolls

Publisher: Anderson Press LTD

Rating: ★★★★☆

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

Things a Bright Girl Can Do follows three young women who join the fight for the vote. Evelyn is seventeen and from a rich background. She is smart and ambitious, but because she is a woman she can’t follow her brother’s footsteps to university. She is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart and settle into the domestic life. Enraged by her lack of freedom, she joins the Suffragettes. May is fifteen and is already fighting for the vote. However, her and her mother are part of the Suffragists who refuse the violence used by the Suffragettes. Nell is a working-class girl who isn’t just fighting for the vote, she wants the freedom to be who she wants to be, and she doesn’t have anything to lose. When May and Nell meet, the two fall in love. Challenges arise, and relationships strain, and the three girls discover just how much they are willing to sacrifice. Continue reading “Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls”

September Monthly Wrap-Up

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I completely forgot about our August wrap-up, in the midst of preparing for my holiday and just a busy time in general. So apologies for that, but here is our September monthly wrap-up! We were actually pretty productive last month, and because I had two weeks on holiday, I managed to get through a lot of my ARCs (though I am still behind).

→ Overall # of books read between the two of us: 17

Currently reading: You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow and Daughter Of Burning City by Amanda Foody  Continue reading “September Monthly Wrap-Up”

Holiday Wrap Up

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We recently got back off holiday, and where is the perfect place to read book after book? That’s right, right by the pool. We got through a good amount of ARCs each and this post is just to sum up everything we read. Because we’ve read so many, we have a lot of reviews to write, which we haven’t managed to do yet. But we did enjoy most of the books we read.

→ Overall number of books read: 16 Continue reading “Holiday Wrap Up”