At seventeen, Norah has accepted that the four walls of her house delineate her life. She knows that fearing everything from inland tsunamis to odd numbers is irrational, but her mind insists the world outside is too big, too dangerous. So she stays safe inside, watching others’ lives through her windows and social media feed.…… Continue reading Review: Under Rose-Tainted Skies – Louise Gornall
Nothing in Lakshmi’s childhood, running carefree and barefoot on the sun-baked earth amid the coconut and mango trees of Ceylon, could have prepared her for what life was to bring her. At fourteen, she finds herself traded in marriage to a stranger across the ocean in the fascinating land of Malaysia. Duped into thinking her…… Continue reading Review: The Rice Mother – Rani Manicka
Adèle has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into her home and stole her exocore, thus proving herself to her new police team. Little does she know, her thief is also the local baker. Claire owns the Croissant-toi, but while her days are filled with pastries and customers, her nights are dedicated…… Continue reading ARC Review: Baker Thief – Claudie Arseneault
“I want to be all right.” “Define ‘all right’.” Juniper Johnson’s life shattered the moment that her spine did. The teenager had initially planned on attending an elite high school for students with superabilities. Instead, she is shipped off to Effective “Defective” Academy – an institution for children with superabilities and disabilities. With the help…… Continue reading Review: The Defectives – Burgandi Rakoska
How do people decide on a path, and find the drive to pursue what they want? Ida struggles more than other young people to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths. One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelganger of herself on the train. She starts to…… Continue reading ARC Review: Ida – Alison Evans
I read Fire Boy which is the first book of the series (my review). It wowed me: djinns, the devil, saving a soul and finding out who one’s parents are. It was so amazing. I knew that I would read Earth Boy as soon as I could. It’s a duology, so if you only like reading completed…… Continue reading Review: Earth Boy – Sami Shah
A fantasy set in Karachi – how often have you come across a fantasy that isn’t set in the Western world? I just had to read this book AND I wasn’t disappointed. This book is #ownvoices. It is the first of the Djinn-Son Duology.