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Binti: Home 2 – Nnedi Okorafor

Blurb:It’s been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she abandoned her family in the dawn of a new day.And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to… Continue reading Binti: Home 2 – Nnedi Okorafor

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The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui

First read of 2021! Blurb:This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after… Continue reading The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui

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Legacy of Ash – Matthew Ward – Bookrush 16

Blurb:A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.Ruling families -- once protectors of justice and democracy -- now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.Viktor Akadra is the Republic's… Continue reading Legacy of Ash – Matthew Ward – Bookrush 16

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Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins – Bookrush 15

Blurb:Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that… Continue reading Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins – Bookrush 15

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Iain Reid

Blurb:A man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm. When the two take an unexpected detour, she is left stranded in a deserted high school, wondering if there is any escape at all. What follows is a twisted unraveling that will haunt you long after the last page is turned. My… Continue reading I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Iain Reid

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A Stranger on the Beach – Michele Campbell – Bookrush 11

Blurb:Caroline Stark's beach house was supposed to be her crowning achievement: a lavish, expensive space to showcase what she thought was her perfect family. But after a very public fight with her husband, she realizes things may not be as perfect as they seem: her husband is lying to her, the money is disappearing, and… Continue reading A Stranger on the Beach – Michele Campbell – Bookrush 11

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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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She Lies in Wait – Gytha Lodge – Bookrush 9

Trigger warning for rape, underage drug use and grooming. Blurb:Six friends. One killer. Whom do you trust?  On a hot July night in 1983, six school friends go camping in the forest. Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and young Aurora Jackson is dazzled to be allowed to tag along.  Thirty years… Continue reading She Lies in Wait – Gytha Lodge – Bookrush 9

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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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The Book of You – Claire Kendal – Bookrush 5

Trigger warning for rape, sexual violence & stalking Blurb:You left me no choice, Clarissa.I just want to take you home, Clarissa.I know your darkest secrets, Clarissa. Clarissa is becoming more and more frightened of her colleague, Rafe. He won’t leave her alone, and he refuses to take no for an answer. He is always there.… Continue reading The Book of You – Claire Kendal – Bookrush 5