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9.3 Contemporary Mental health Reviews Thriller YA

Sadie by Courtney Summers

October 18, 2018

Sadie has had a rough life with an addict mom who has brought strange men in and out of their lives for years. She hates her constant stuttering and she lives in a sad little town with no prospects. There is only one bright element in Sadie’s life – her kid sister Mattie.. who is violently pulled away from Sadie, when she is found murdered. With nothing to lose, Sadie sets out on a  journey to find her sister’s killer and get revenge.

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8.7 Contemporary LGBQT Mental health Reviews Romance YA

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

September 26, 2018

Molly has had 26 crushes but none of them have ever known. She is too afraid of rejection to ever confess her feelings but when Molly’s twin sister, Cassie, becomes a love-sick mess, Molly feels alone and neglected. She decides that it’s time to stop being so careful but while it’s easy enough to want a boyfriend it seems impossible to actually get one – especially when you don’t think you are capable of being loved.

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10 Adult ARCs Contemporary Mental health Reviews

What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde

September 16, 2018

Nahid has suffered more than most will in a lifetime. Growing up in Iran during a troubled time, she has had to endure the death of loved ones, violent men and watching her country fall apart. Now she is safe in Sweden, but that doesn’t mean she is happy. She can’t let go of the past and it’s hurting the relationship between herself and her daughter. When Nahid is diagnosed with cancer everything falls apart (again) and she has to decide whether to give up or fight for the remains of her life.

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8.3 Fantasy Reviews Romance YA

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

September 12, 2018

Isobel is a skilled portrait painter who is favored by fair folk of the season courts. They come from far away to get a piece of her mortal craft and one day she is honored to receive the Autumn prince himself. However, Isobel makes the terrible mistake of painting sorrow in the eyes of the prince, Rook, which is seen as a weakness, and he takes her to his fairy court against her will to pay for her crimes.

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6.7 Fantasy Reviews Sci-Fi

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

September 5, 2018

Area X has been abandoned by civilization for decades and Southern Reach, a secret organization, are the only ones who dare to send expeditions into the area. The mission is to explore the unknown land and report back to base about any mysterious or unnatural events. But when the 12th expedition is set in motion, the group members quickly discover that Area X is far worse than imagined and nature has taken over with its own rules for what is scientifically possible.

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9 leah-on-the-offbeat Contemporary LGBQT Reviews Romance YA

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

August 19, 2018

It can surprise no Simon fan that revisiting Shady Creek High through the eyes and thoughts of Leah Burke means awkward encounters and adorable mishaps.. or the other way around? Although Leah is in the spotlight this time there’s no need to be alarmed. We don’t miss out on our favourite friend group as Simon, Abby, Bram and the rest of the gang is still very much the centre of the story – even Martin Addison gets cameos!

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