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    THE IMPOSTER BY ANNA WHARTON | BOOK REVIEW

    The Imposter by Anna Wharton is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a young woman Chloe. Chloe works as a newspaper archivist and cares for her nan. Her life has become difficult with her nan starting to forget her present and seems to be stuck in her past. While things might be difficult at home, Chloe enjoys her work and loves reading about different people's lives as she collects the newspaper clippings. One story, in particular, catches her eye and she seems to have trouble letting go of the story. She starts to get obsessed over the story and goes on to make decisions to uncover the truth…

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    SUPER-WOMEN BY JANINA SCARLET | BOOK REVIEW

    Super-Women by Janina Scarlet is a self-help book for women who are trying to overcome their anxiety, trauma, and depression. The struggle is real for most women and the constant battle to overcome these emotions is not an easy job. Janina Scarlet has crafted a Superhero therapy that is focused on providing women with the necessary tools to combat the resurfacing issues. Using the different tools, you will learn to explore the different emotions and experiences. You are taught to process them and accept them by using self-compassion and mindfulness. The technique involves as the name suggests building your own Superhero story. You re-write your own origin story and find…

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    SPACE HOPPER / FAYE , FARAWAY BY HELEN FISHER | BOOK REVIEW

    Space Hopper by Helen Fisher is her debut book and let me just say, she knocked it out of the park with this one. I love when books can make us think, feel, and at the same get invested in the character's life, so much so that we are cheering them on from the sidelines. This book is no different in that regard. A wonderful and emotional read that will grip you from the very first line and will not leave you adrift. If you love stories of time travel and magical realism, this one is for you. The story is about Faye a 36-year-old woman who has been living…

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    MRS SEATH MISSES DEATH BY SALENA GODDEN | BOOK REVIEW

    Mrs. Death Misses Death by Salena Godden is prose and poetry mixed with narration style writing, and is more of a literary style of fiction than a straight-up fantasy, in my opinion. I requested this book after reading the fascinating synopsis. The story is about Death, and how tired Death is of taking people's lives, and the insight we get into the psyche of Death itself. The book features death as a black woman who goes after people's lives when it is their time to die. After living the life and doing her job endlessly, she is tired and wishes to unburden her thoughts to a young, troubled writer Wolf.…

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    SHUGGIE BAIN BY DOUGLAS STUART | BOOK REVIEW

    Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stewart is the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize. To know that this book was rejected 32 times before it got published is baffling to me. Reading that was such a shock and the irony of it is just great. The book is a winner for the Booker Prize, and it's almost like the universe telling the publishers where to take their rejections. I haven't read the other books on the list, and I do have to say after reading this book, I am not surprised that this book got the recognition it did. Every time I see a book that is a popular book, on…

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    PARIS BY STARLIGHT BY ROBERT DINSDALE | BOOK REVIEW

    Paris By Starlight is a fantasy/magical realism book by Robert Dinsdale. This is my first experience with this author, and I can confidently say it won't be my last book from him either. I didn't know what I will be getting out of this book and going in blind really helped me enjoy it. The story is so descriptive and full of imagery that will enchant you, make you fall in love with the world Robert has crafted for us. It's slow-pacing, and multiple POVs help us understand the characters in a way character-driven stories usually do. The story has a fine-balance of character & plot-driven moments and makes the…

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    NOVEMBER,  WRAP-UP

    NOVEMBER WRAP-UP

    I had a productive month in November, and I am happy I was able to complete 10 books. Though this month started slow like the past couple of months, I was excited to read the titles I had. I had a mixed bag of genres this month, and I really wanted it that way. Without further ado, let’s dive right into the ratings of the books. 1. The Cul-de-sac War By Melissa Ferguson – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 Stars) If you like to read the review for this book – CLICK HERE 2. Silent Night (Paige Northwood #2) By Nell Pattison – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (3.5 – 4 Stars) If you like to read the review for this book – CLICK HERE 3. How Beautiful…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE SECRET DIARIES OF JUAN LUIS VIVES BY TIM DARCY ELLIS

    The Secret Diaries Of Juan Luis Vives is a historical fiction centered around the Renaissance humanist Juan Luis Vives. The fascinating part of this novel is how deeply rooted it is in historical events. Also, the meticulous research the author has done comes through the book. I was excited to read this book about a historical figure who is a lesser-known personality to me. The story, as I mentioned earlier, is based on the life of Juan Luis Vives, who is a notable scholar set in Belgium and England for the most part. The novel is in the form of diary entries giving the readers a glimpse into the significant…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE COMPANY DAUGHTERS BY SAMANTHA RAJARAM

    The Company Daughters is a sweeping tale of what it means to be a woman in a world where the odds are always stacked against them. Samantha Rajaram is, without a doubt, talented in spinning stories by drawing inspiration from real-life events. The accounts were, in my opinion, well-researched to provide an authentic portrayal of the conditions of a colonized nation. It also depicts the circumstances of the women who were taken from their home countries to serve the settler men. I have been reading so many character-driven historical fiction stories based on true-events talking about the effects of colonization on communities and the women as well. This novel had…

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    BOOK REVIEW : GIRLS OF BRACKENHILL BY KATE MORETTI

    Girls Of Brackenhill by Kate Moretti is a gothic mystery thriller that is perfect for the spooky season. Creepy mansion on a hilltop with vast forest grounds surrounding it was the ideal setting for this novel. I knew when I read the synopsis that I would be all over this book in a heartbeat, and I wasn't wrong. After reading Home Before Dark, I was craving something similar, and when I saw this one, I knew I hit the jackpot. The spookiness, the haunted or not feeling, the creepy things, and paranormal events just added to the intrigue and mystery of this book. The story follows Hannah, who is called…