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Month: June 2017

Fantasy

The Forever Ship

The Forever Ship is the concluding part to the Fire Sermon trilogy and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. She was a rumour made flesh. A person from Elsewhere. A person without a twin. There’s always a certain satisfaction from completing…

Young Adult

Dumplin’

When I first heard about Dumplin’ it reminded me a bit of Little Miss Sunshine (which is an excellent film, watch it). The pageant itself isn’t a huge part of this book, but it is a big deal in the Texas town Willowdean lives in….

Young Adult

When Dimple Met Rishi

Dimple is excited about going to college, if she can just get through one last summer without her parents changing their mind. Her mother thinks college is a great place to find the Ideal Indian Husband but Dimple would rather concentrate on her career. Marriage…

Young Adult

Out of Heart

Out of Heart is a simply told story, about grief and family. When Adam’s grandfather (referred to as Dadda) dies, he donates his heart. Still dealing with their loss, two weeks later a man turns up at the door. His name is William and Dadda’s…

Fantasy

Our Dark Duet

Our Dark Duet is the sequel to This Savage Song and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book. There’s a new monster in town and it’s a greater threat to humanity than the Malchai, Corsai and Sunai combined. At the start of…

Young Adult

Geekerella

Will Geekerella go to the ball? In this loose retelling of Cinderella, the ball is a convention and Prince Charming is the teen heart throb cast in the remake of Elle’s favourite show. Not that Elle wants to meet him, but the con was started…

Fantasy

Every Heart a Doorway

Whatever happens after those children come home from their adventures in portal worlds? The trauma of living years in another world, going through puberty even, then being cast back into your earth-bound body, at the same age you left? C.S. Lewis didn’t really address the…