Review: The Weight of Blood

Title: The Weight of BloodAuthor: Tiffany D. JacksonRelease date: September 6, 2022Age-range/genre: Young Adult / Thriller, Horror, Sci-fiTrigger warnings: racism, child abuse, hate crimes, blood, murderSummary: [from goodreads] When Springville residents—at least the ones still alive—are questioned about what happened on prom night, they all have the same explanation... Maddy did it.An outcast at her small-town Georgia high school, … Continue reading Review: The Weight of Blood

ARC Review & Blog tour: Love From Mecca to Medina

Title: Love From Mecca to MedinaAuthor: S. K. AliRelease date: October 18, 2022Age-range/genre: Young Adult / Contemporary, RomanceTrigger warnings: referenced racism and islamophobiaSummary: [from goodreads] Adam and Zayneb. Perfectly matched. Painfully apart.Adam is in Doha, Qatar, making a map of the Hijra, a historic migration from Mecca to Medina, and worried about where his next paycheck will come from. … Continue reading ARC Review & Blog tour: Love From Mecca to Medina

ARC Review: I’m The Girl

Title: I'm The GirlAuthor: Courtney SummersRelease date: 13th September 2022Age-range/genre: Young Adult / Thriller, MysteryTrigger warnings: murder, sexual assault, adult/minor relationship, child abuse, drug use, references to death of a parentRating: 4/5 starsSummary: [from goodreads] When sixteen-year-old Georgia Avis discovers the dead body of thirteen-year-old Ashley James, she teams up with Ashley's older sister, Nora, to find and bring the … Continue reading ARC Review: I’m The Girl

ARC Review & Blog tour: Not Good For Maidens

recommended for: fans of urban fantasies, family drama, and vivid writing.

Tori Bovalino delivers yet another enticing thriller novel, this time focusing on the alluring goblin markets that love to lure in teenagers - their most recent captive being Neela, the teenage aunt and best friend of our protagonist Louise. It's a lovely story of magic, family, and the tempting and mysterious markets run by goblins.

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ARC Review: My Mechanical Romance

recommended for: fans of the rivals-to-lovers trope, strong female characters, girls in STEM, and cute romance novels

My Mechanical Romance was a wonderfully sweet (yet still angsty) contemporary novel that explores what it's like to be a teenage girl with an interest in the STEM field in a misogynistic world, how ambition is not something to be scared of, and how important it is to let go of other people's expectations. A mix of seriousness and fluff, it's a contemporary novel I adored reading.

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