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A Woman is no Man – Etaf Rum

Spoiler Alert Trigger warning for; domestic abuse, child marriage, rape, misogyny. Blurb:This debut novel by an Arab-American voice takes us inside the lives of conservative Arab women living in America.In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating… Continue reading A Woman is no Man – Etaf Rum

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The Sun Down Motel – Simone St. James

Blurb:The secrets lurking in a rundown roadside motel ensnare a young woman, just as they did her aunt thirty-five years before, in this new atmospheric suspense novel from the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.Upstate NY, 1982. Every small town like Fell, New York, has a place like the Sun Down Motel.… Continue reading The Sun Down Motel – Simone St. James

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The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place – Julie Berry

Blurb:An outrageous plot of villainy starring seven brilliant young girls.At Prickwillow Place, Disgraceful Mary Jane, Smooth Kitty and their fellow students are keeping a deadly secret.When the headmistress of St Etheldreda's School for Young Ladies drops dead at Sunday dinner, her seven pupils agree on a clever scheme: to bury their teacher in the vegetable… Continue reading The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place – Julie Berry

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The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Blurb:This novel is narrated in the all-knowing, matter-of-fact voice of Death, who witnesses the story of the citizens of Molching.When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents, "Kommunists", forever, and at… Continue reading The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

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The Girl in the Walls – A.J. Gnuse – ARC – #GirlintheWalls #NetGalley

Trigger Warning for parental death, violence. Blurb:She doesn’t exist. She can’t exist. ‘A uniquely gothic tale about grief, belonging and hiding in plain sight’ Jess Kidd, author of Things in Jars ’Those who live in the walls must adjust, must twist themselves around in their home,stretching themselves until they’re as thin as air. Not everyone can… Continue reading The Girl in the Walls – A.J. Gnuse – ARC – #GirlintheWalls #NetGalley

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Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo

Trigger warning for sexual assult, parental death, plane crash Blurb:Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called… Continue reading Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo

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The Accident – Linwood Barclay- Bookrush 8

BlurbGlen Barber isn't the only person in the small town of Milford with things on his mind. The recession has been bad for his construction business, especially after a mysterious fire destroys one of his buildings. But everyone else in Milford seems to have problems too, as the financial pressures begin to pinch. Glen's troubles,… Continue reading The Accident – Linwood Barclay- Bookrush 8

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Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher – Bookrush 6

Blurb:Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret - a dark and terrible secret that she can't confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets. Or lies. Or murder. Full of both heartache and humour,… Continue reading Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher – Bookrush 6

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If She Did It – Jessica Treadway – Bookrush 4

Trigger warning for descriptions of violence. Blurb:What if you began to suspect your child of an unspeakable crime? One night changed everything. A father murdered in his bed. A mother beaten almost to death. A daughter who claims she knew nothing about her boyfriend's murderous plans. But is she telling the truth? Hanna can't remember… Continue reading If She Did It – Jessica Treadway – Bookrush 4

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The Child’s Secret – Amanda Brooke

Blurb: A little girl is missing. Her parents are hiding something. Who will pay the price? When eight-year-old Jasmine Peterson goes missing, the police want to know everything. What is local park ranger, Sam McIntyre, running away from and why did he go out of his way to befriend a young girl? Why can t… Continue reading The Child’s Secret – Amanda Brooke