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Shattered Minds by Laura Lam | 1 Minute Reviews

This summer, my love affair with Laura Lam began. I first came across her essay in Nasty Women, then discovered a proof of Shattered Minds in my bookmail. Realising it was somewhat of a sequel to False Hearts, I decided to go back and read that first – I recommend you do the same too.… Continue reading Shattered Minds by Laura Lam | 1 Minute Reviews

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Genuine Fraud by E Lockhart | 1 Minute Reviews

At the Young Adult Literature Conference (YALC) this year, Hot Key Books pulled off a stunt where a number of people swanned around in identical wigs and sunglasses passing out samplers for Genuine Fraud. I was immediately intrigued by this story of dual identities. Check out our #GenuineFraud team at #YALC for @elockhart‘s new novel!… Continue reading Genuine Fraud by E Lockhart | 1 Minute Reviews

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | 1 Minute Reviews

I rediscovered reading in the last few years. Being in University and studying sciences really knocked my love of literature out of me – there was no time for escapist literature when you spent all day reading scientific papers and trying to drum some joy out of interpreting statistics. I’d always read on research trips,… Continue reading We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | 1 Minute Reviews

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Fellside by M. R. Carey | 1 Minute Reviews

M. R. Carey is one of those authors that I’m always on the lookout for. He writes such brilliant characters in impressive high concept novels and comic book series (under Mike Carey). My first introduction to him was the fantastic Girl With All the Gifts, a heart tugging thrilling zombie adventure that was recently adapted… Continue reading Fellside by M. R. Carey | 1 Minute Reviews

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False Hearts by Laura Lam | 1 Minute Reviews

When I opened the draft of this post expecting some past wisdom, I found “Cults! Cyber-punks! Drugs”. To be honest with you, I probably don’t need to say much more, except that I think Laura Lam is my new favourite author There I said it. I had a sneaking suspicion once I started the sequel… Continue reading False Hearts by Laura Lam | 1 Minute Reviews

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Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell | 1 Minute Reviews

Help, I’ve still not recovered from reading this dark little book. Ellie Mack disappears one day after going to the library, never to be found. Ten years later, her mother Laurel is struggling to find closure on Ellie’s disappearance, even though the police chalk it up to her being a runaway. A chance meeting with… Continue reading Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell | 1 Minute Reviews

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See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt | 1 Minute Reviews

Well, holy shit guys. I’ve known about the Lizzie Borden case for some time, though I’m not entirely sure why. I suspect either a cultural reference in a Nickelodeon show – Hey Arnold perhaps – or the library. Either way, finding someone famous with the same name as me who wasn’t also a Queen was… Continue reading See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt | 1 Minute Reviews