The Black Kids – Christina Hammonds Reed [Books]

Genre: YA – Historical/Contemporary Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK Rating:  As the end of high school nears, Ashley and her friends spend more time away from school than in it. Though Ashley is all too aware of the differences between her and her white friends, of the need to ‘be better’, she doesn’t pay muchContinue reading “The Black Kids – Christina Hammonds Reed [Books]”

The Sin Eater – Megan Campisi [Books]

Genre: Historical Fantasy Publisher: Pan Macmillian Release Date: 23/07/2020 Rating: Throughout this book, I found myself flipping between three and four stars. This book is a solid 3.5, I think, but I don’t do half stars so it gets rounded up to four. May Owens doesn’t really know her place in the world. But beforeContinue reading “The Sin Eater – Megan Campisi [Books]”

The Ringmaster’s Daughter – Carly Schabowski [Books]

Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Bookouture Release Date: July 7th, 2020 Rating:  Michel enjoys his life in Paris, working with horses and living near his dearest friend. But the Nazis are edging closer to the city, and even if Michel doesn’t want to leave, his friend knows he must. Michel ends up on a train heading south, onlyContinue reading “The Ringmaster’s Daughter – Carly Schabowski [Books]”

The Doll Factory – Elizabeth Macneal [Books]

The Doll Factory is author Elizabeth Macneal’s debut novel, telling the story of Iris, a young woman who earns to escape the doll shop she is trapped in, and who wants to paint. A meeting with a pre-Raphaelite painter changes her whole life, but there are other dangers, lurking in the shadows. The novel is toldContinue reading “The Doll Factory – Elizabeth Macneal [Books]”