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Review: Throwaway Daughter – Ting-xing Ye & William Bell

A dramatic and moving YA novel by Ting-xing Ye, the internationally acclaimed author of A Leaf in the Bitter Wind, working with her husband, William Bell, author of the award-winning novels for young adults Forbidden City, Zack, and Stones. Throwaway Daughter tells the dramatic and moving story of Grace Dong-mei Parker, a typical Canadian teenager…… Continue reading Review: Throwaway Daughter – Ting-xing Ye & William Bell

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Review: Dragon Sword and Wind Child – Noriko Ogiwara

In the land of Toyoashihara, the forces of the God of Light and the Goddess of Darkness have waged war for generations. But for 15-year old Saya, the war is far away and unimportant–until the day she discovers she is the reincarnation of the Water Maiden and a princess of the Children of the Dark.…… Continue reading Review: Dragon Sword and Wind Child – Noriko Ogiwara

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Review: Every Heart a Doorway – Seanan McGuire

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children No Solicitations No Visitors No Quests Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle…… Continue reading Review: Every Heart a Doorway – Seanan McGuire

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Review: The Jumbies – Tracey Baptiste

A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages. Corinne La Mer isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters parents make up to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an…… Continue reading Review: The Jumbies – Tracey Baptiste

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Review: Jasmine Falling – Shereen Malherbe

When Jasmine’s mother dies inside their English mansion, hope comes in the form of her multi-million pound inheritance. But with her inheritance threatened, Jasmine is left to contemplate a future she does not know how to live. Jasmine has only ten days to uncover the circumstances of her father’s decade long disappearance before her fortune…… Continue reading Review: Jasmine Falling – Shereen Malherbe

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ARC Review: Moonshine by Jasmine Glower

Daisy’s starting a new job and stylish city life, but mage-hunters out for her dark magic threaten to destroy her vogue image.  In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City (a warped version of 1920s Chicago), progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl…… Continue reading ARC Review: Moonshine by Jasmine Glower

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ARC Review: Markswoman – Rati Mehrotra

Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of a handful of sisterhoods of highly trained elite warriors. Armed with blades whose metal is imbued with magic and guided by a strict code of conduct, the Orders are sworn to keep the peace and protect the people of Asiana. Kyra has pledged…… Continue reading ARC Review: Markswoman – Rati Mehrotra

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Review: Viral Airwaves series – Claudie Arseneault

Hello everyone! Today, I’m reviewing both Viral Airwaves and its sequel The White Renegade. Claudie Arseneault is one of my all-time favourite authors. She writes amazing stories, that focus on friendship and community. They’re solarpunk novels! Viral Airwaves is #ownvoices for asexual and aromantic representation. The White Renegade is #ownvoices for aromantic representation. Henry Schmitt wants nothing more…… Continue reading Review: Viral Airwaves series – Claudie Arseneault

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Review: Thorn – Intisar Khanani

For Princess Alyrra, choice is a luxury she’s never had … until she’s betrayed. Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family’s cruelty and the court’s contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra embarks on a journey to…… Continue reading Review: Thorn – Intisar Khanani

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Review: Minaret – Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela’s American debut is a provocative, timely, and engaging novel about a young Muslim woman — once privileged and secular in her native land and now impoverished in London — gradually embracing her orthodox faith. With her Muslim hijab and down-turned gaze, Najwa is invisible to most eyes, especially to the rich families whose…… Continue reading Review: Minaret – Leila Aboulela