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Sword Song – Bernard Cornwell

Blurb:The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Warrior by instinct and Viking by nature, Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has land, a wife and children—and a duty to King Alfred to hold the… Continue reading Sword Song – Bernard Cornwell

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The City of Brass – S.A. Chakraborty

Blurb:Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of… Continue reading The City of Brass – S.A. Chakraborty

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Lock Every Door – Riley Sager

Blurb:They’ve offered you a luxury apartment, rent free. THE CATCH: you may not live long enough to enjoy it…No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents.These are the only rules for Jules Larson's new job as apartment sitter for an elusive resident of the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan's most… Continue reading Lock Every Door – Riley Sager

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Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron

Blurb:It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from… Continue reading Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron

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The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Trigger warning for homophobic remarks. Blurb:Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their… Continue reading The Secret History – Donna Tartt

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The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure – Adam Williams – Bookrush 10

Trigger Warning: descriptions of rape, violence, violence against children Blurb:A group of foreigners in the northeastern town of Shishan finds the status quo upset when Helen Frances, a young woman with a middle class upbringing but a fatal flaw, arrives and falls in love with the Hon Henry Manners. The most astonishing range of characters… Continue reading The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure – Adam Williams – Bookrush 10

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Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo – Bookrush 3

Trigger warning for rape, lynching, homophobia, racism, transphobia Blurb:This is Britain as you've never read it.This is Britain as it has never been told. From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through… Continue reading Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo – Bookrush 3

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The Witching Stone – Danny Weston – #Netgalley #TheWitchingStone #20booksofsummer

This is my 8th book of the 20booksofsummer challenge hosted by Cathy at 746books. Description taken from Netgalley. Beneath this stone lie the remains of Meg Shelton, alleged witch of Woodplumpton, buried in 1705.After a messy breakup with his girlfriend, Alfie needs to get away for a while – so he decides to spend the… Continue reading The Witching Stone – Danny Weston – #Netgalley #TheWitchingStone #20booksofsummer

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The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Kate Morton – #20booksofsummer

This is the 3rd book from my 10booksofsummer reading challenge, which is hosted by Cathy at 746Books. Blurb: My real name, no one remembers.The truth about that summer, no one else knows. In the depths of a nineteenth-century winter, a little girl is abandoned in the narrow streets of London. Adopted by a mysterious stranger,… Continue reading The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Kate Morton – #20booksofsummer