ARC REVIEW : MY MOTHER’S SILENCE

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TITLE: My Mother’s Silence
AUTHOR: Lauren Westwood
GENRES: Women’s Fiction, Mystery
FORMAT: eARC
PAGES: 290
PUBLISHED: November 11th 2019
PUBLISHER: Bookouture

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Some things you can never escape. I should know. I’ve been running away for fifteen years, and now I’m right back where I started…

Skye Turner’s family fell apart the day her twin sister Ginny died. Everyone in their tiny community in the Scottish Highlands accepted it was an accident, but more than one person in town is haunted by a secret from that night…

Skye left after the funeral, believing her mother blamed her for Ginny’s death. Skye should have taken care of Ginny, should have been there to stop her falling from the cliffs that night. Over the years, she’s barely spoken to her mother, until the day she receives a phone call asking her to return home.

As soon as Skye arrives in her childhood home, she knows something isn’t right. Her mother has kept the bedroom she shared with her sister like a shrine, Ginny’s clothes and diaries gathering dust, as though her mother thinks Ginny might come back. And there are whispers in town that Ginny wasn’t alone when she died…

Skye is desperate to find out the truth, but her mother just wants her family back together. As Skye begins to unravel everyone’s lies, she realises the truth might tear her family apart for good…

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ARC REVIEW : MICHIGAN VS. THE BOYS

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TITLE: Michigan vs. The Boys
AUTHOR: Carrie S. Allen
GENRES: Contemporary, Young Adult
FORMAT: Earc
PAGES: 308
PUBLISHED: October 1st 2019
PUBLISHER: KCP Loft

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Hockey meets the #MeToo movement in this powerful debut novel.

Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls’ hockey team off the ice this year.

If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there’s still one team left in town …

The boys’ team isn’t exactly welcoming, but Michigan’s prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and “harmless” pranks that always seem to target her.

But once hazing crosses the line into assault, Michigan must weigh the consequences of speaking up — even if it means putting her future on the line.

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ARC REVIEW : THE AVANT-GUARDS

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AUTHOR: Carly Usdin
SERIES: The Avant-Guards
GENRES: Graphic Novel, LGBT, Young Adult
FORMAT: eARC
PAGES: 112
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: September 3rd 2019
PUBLISHER: BOOM! Box

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When Charlie transfers to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, she struggles to find her feet, but winds up exactly where she belongs…in the school’s (terrible) basketball team.

As a transfer student to the Georgia O’Keeffe College for Arts and Subtle Dramatics, former sports star Charlie is struggling to find her classes, her dorm, and her place amongst a student body full of artists who seem to know exactly where they’re going. When the school’s barely-a-basketball-team unexpectedly attempts to recruit her, Charlie’s adamant that she’s left that life behind…until she’s won over by the charming team captain, Liv, and the ragtag crew she’s managed to assemble. And while Charlie may have left cut-throat competition in in the dust, sinking these hoops may be exactly what she needs to see the person she truly wants to be.

From Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer, Goldie Vance) comes an ensemble comedy series that understands that it’s the person you are off the court that matters most.

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ARC REVIEW : NANCY DREW: THE PALACE OF WISDOM

43837351TITLE: Nancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom
AUTHOR: Kelly Thompson
ILLUSTRATOR: Jenn St. Onge
GENRE: Graphic Novel, Young Adult
FORMAT: Ebook
PAGES: 128
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: April 2nd 2019
PUBLISHER: Dynamite Entertainment

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Nancy Drew is seventeen and good at everything… ESPECIALLY solving crimes. But her totally-in-control-and-obviously-running-perfectly-smooth-(but-not-really) life hits a snag when a mysterious message drags her back to the hometown she left behind. There she’ll have to find out which of her friends are still her friends, which are enemies, and who exactly is trying to kill her…and (hopefully) stop them before they succeed.

KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits) team up to present an all-new modern spin on a classic mystery icon!

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ARC REVIEW : GOOD MOMS HAVE SCARY THOUGHTS

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AUTHOR: Karen Kleiman
ILLUSTRATOR: Molly McIntyre
GENRES: Nonfiction, Self-Help
FORMAT: EARC
PAGES: 160
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: March 1st 2019
PUBLISHER: Familius

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Over 90 percent of new mothers will have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves. What if I drop him? What if I snap and hurt my baby? Mothering is so hard–I don’t know if I really want to do this anymore. Gosh, I’m so terrible for thinking that! Yet for too many mothers, those thoughts remain secret, hidden away in a place of shame that can quickly grow into anxiety, postpartum depression, and even self-harm. But here’s the good news: you CAN feel better!

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