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BOOK REVIEW: A HAT FULL OF SKY BY TERRY PRATCHETT

TITLE: A Hat Full of Sky AUTHOR: Terry Pratchett GENRES: Fiction, fantasy, YA PUBLISHER: HarperCollins  MY RATING: 3.5/5       SYNOPSIS “Something is coming after Tiffany… Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic – not chores and ill-tempered goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this! What…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A HAT FULL OF SKY BY TERRY PRATCHETT

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BOOK REVIEW: WHEN THE MOON IS LOW BY NADIA HASHIMI

TITLE: When the Moon is Low AUTHOR: Nadia Hashimi GENRES: Fiction, historical, contemporary PUBLISHER: HarperCollins Publishers Inc MY RATING: 4/5       SYNOPSIS “Mahmoud’s passion for his wife Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she’s ever known. But their happy, middle-class world—a life of education, work, and comfort—implodes when their country is engulfed in war,…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: WHEN THE MOON IS LOW BY NADIA HASHIMI

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BOOK REVIEW: CINNAMON BY NEIL GAIMAN

TITLE: Cinnamon AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman (Illustrated by Divya Srinivasan) GENRES: Picture book, children’s fiction PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury PAGES: 40 MY RATING: 4/5     SYNOPSIS (taken from Bloomsbury website) “In a hot, hot country, ringed with mountains on one side and jungle on the other, lives a princess called Cinnamon. Her eyes are made of pearls, which means that she is…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: CINNAMON BY NEIL GAIMAN

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BOOK REVIEW: THE BLACK PRISM BY BRENT WEEKS

TITLE: The Black Prism AUTHOR: Brent Weeks GENRES: Fiction, fantasy PUBLISHER: Orbit PAGES: 787 MY RATING: 4/5   SYNOPSIS “Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power wit and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE BLACK PRISM BY BRENT WEEKS

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BOOK REVIEW: IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT BY JUDY BLUME

TITLE: In The Unlikely Event AUTHOR: Judy Blume GENRES: Fiction, historical, contemporary PUBLISHER: Picador PAGES: 400 MY RATING: 4/5   SYNOPSIS “In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen and in love for the first…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT BY JUDY BLUME

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BOOK REVIEW: ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS BY NAYOMI MUNAWEERA

TITLE: Island of a Thousand Mirrors AUTHOR: Nayomi Munaweera GENRES: Fiction, history PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Griffin PAGES: 288 MY RATING: 4.5/5     SYNOPSIS “Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families; two young women, ripe for love with hopes for the future; and a chance encounter…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS BY NAYOMI MUNAWEERA

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BOOK REVIEW: HAG-SEED BY MARGARET ATWOOD

TITLE: Hag-Seed AUTHOR: Margaret Atwood GENRES: Fiction, contemporary, retelling PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House PAGES: 289 MY RATING: 3/5   SYNOPSIS “It’s got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge. Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no other:…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: HAG-SEED BY MARGARET ATWOOD