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Dread Nation

This book was So Much Fun. That isĀ if alt-history with strong themes of racial injustice, brilliant worldbuilding and a sickle-wielding badass heroine who kill zombies is your idea of fun. I absolutely loved everything about it from the careful pacing … Continue reading

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Children Of Blood And Bone

When I heard of Tomi Adeyemi’s forthcoming trilogy based on Yoruba religion I was immediately hooked. For those who don’t know, the complex system of beliefs and deities while originating (and still practised) in West Africa spread to the new … Continue reading

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Not So Stories

Kipling is a curious figure, English as afternoon tea but also deeply Indian, unsurprising given that he spent half of his first 24 years there and wrote of Mumbai: Mother of Cities to me, For I was born in her … Continue reading

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The Parker Inheritance

  I was really looking forward to The Parker Inheritance as myself (and my kid) both loved The Great Greene Heist & sequel. And The Parker Inheritance completely surpassed our expectations. The story of Candice, 12, who is returning with … Continue reading

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The Night Diary

  The Night Diary is the beautifully told story of twelve-year-old Nisha. Nisha’s mother died giving birth to her and her twin brother Amil. They both live with their doctor father. Nisha. Nisha relies on Kazi, their cook and Dadi … Continue reading

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The Serpent’s Secret

The Serpent’s Secret is the story of Kiranmala, an ordinary kid whose kind parents run a convenience store in New Jersey. Like all parents, they’re a little weird: her father is freaked out by snakes and has dug a large … Continue reading

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The Poet X

The Poet X is an amazing book that cleverly explores the verse-novel form. I love poetry and verse-novels both, but this could convert a non-believer. Xiomara Batista and her twin Xavier live with their mother and father who are immigrants … Continue reading

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