In The Vanisher’s Palace by Aliette de Bodard

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In The Vanisher’s Palace took me a little by surprise because the cover misled me into thinking this was a middlegrade story – it isย notย a middlegrade story!! Nevertheless, I did rather enjoy this strange little novella & I when I finished it I was incredibly disappointed that it had not been longer; I’ve not read any of Aliette’s other work but I think I may have to now, just to get some more weirdness on my shelves.

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โš ๏ธ Violence, sexual themes & surgical scenes โš ๏ธ

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Belle Rรฉvolte by Linsey Miller

Book CoverI cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this story & how devastated I was to discover that it’s a stand alone! The story kicked off at record speeds, I became obsessed with every magical detail, both protagonists were great fun to follow, & when things got tough towards the end, my heart was racing.

I enjoyed this book so much, & I’m so obsessed with the cover that I did a #BookishNails look for it which you will able to find here from 7pm today!

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โš ๏ธ This book contains murder, gory fights & medical scenes, classism, surgical scenes, sibling deaths, beheading, references to child neglect/abuse, discussions of drowning, medical neglect & manipulation & a government pushing heteronormativity โš ๏ธ

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Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

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I always feel a little strange reviewing (auto)biographies because it’s almost like I’m reviewing someone’s life, however this book hit me so hard that I felt that Iย needed to write something about it. This is such a beautiful & unique book in which Lisa Taddeo has documented the lives of three very real women – & somehow, whilst doing so, she has managed to explore experiences that all women readers will feel some kind of connection to, & there really are no words to express how magical that is.

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โš ๏ธ This book is about the lives of three real women & covers the following topics: alcoholic parents, drug use,ย veryย detailed sex scenes, eating disorders, car crashes, depression, suicide & the death of a parent โš ๏ธ

โš ๏ธ Additionally, the following sexual abuse/violence are featured in the book: grooming by a teacher leading to a sexual assault; a man in his 30s taking advantage of a 16-year-old girl; a teenage girl raped by three teenage boys whilst drunk โš ๏ธ

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Gone by Nightfall by Dee Garretson

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I was incredibly excited to get my hands on this book & I ended up being completely blown away by it; with natural, well-paced & inviting writing, Dee Garretson has created a moving story that presents a realistic & well-balanced view of the Russian revolution. I absolutely loved this book, as well as main character Charlotte, & I was so sad when I finished the final page.

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I was sent a copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review.

โš ๏ธ This book contains war themes such as gun use, violence & arson, as well as classism, sexism, violent riots & a lot of death. There is also references to the death of a parent that occurs before the book is set. โš ๏ธ

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Flynn Nightsider & the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan

Book CoverYet another fantasy world created within the mind of Mary Fan, & what a fantasy world it is! The Edge of Evil progresses mostly at a steady pace, but as you delve further into the world, & the book, the stakes gradually increase & by the end I was completely hooked. If you’ve not dived into one of Mary’s books yet, you absolutely must – she’s one of the best writers in YA fantasy right now (& my favourite author).

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โš ๏ธ This book contains a death of a parent, violence, discrimination, as well as gun & bomb use โš ๏ธ

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