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Echo Boy by Matt Haig
Echo Boy by Matt Haig
Review also published on my blog

Source: ARC from Netgalley

In a world dominated by technology, and changed almost beyond recognition by global warming, echoes have almost become part of the landscape. Enhanced flesh and bone robots built to look and sound like humans, echoes are used for anything from household chores to manual labour. Finally, after much coaxing, Audrey’s famously anti-echo father agrees that they can have a household echo of their own, to help with Audrey’s schooling mostly. Audrey has always been a little creeped out by echoes but she has no idea just how much her world is about to be changed by one.

I really really… Read more
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
Review also published on my blog StudentSpyglass

Source: Review copy from Edelweiss

Gretchen Muller lives in 1930s Munich, the daughter of a martyr who died to save her Uncle Dolf – Adolf Hitler. She worships her Uncle Dolf, the charismatic man with the voice like chocolate, the man who always looks out for her and the one adult she knows she can trust. When a Jewish reporter seeks her out, telling her that her father was in fact murdered, Gretchen is still shaken up from watching a brutal beating of a Jew, and just about unsure enough to listen to what he has to say. From that moment on, Gretchen begins to see things in a different light and to wonder about the views… Read more
Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly
Review also published on my blog

Source: Review copy from NetGalley

Lisa Kallisto is an overworked, perpetually busy mum. She forgets to buy the ingredients her daughter needs for food tech, is constantly juggling several things at once, and never has enough money for the animal shelter that she works at. Her go to phrase is “Leave it with me, I’ll sort it”, even when she has no idea just how she’ll go about it. She lives happily (if busily) with her taxi driving husband and their two kids.

Lisa’s best friend, Kate, is one of ‘those’ mothers. The cake baking, never forgets anything, always smiling and put together mothers. Despite their… Read more

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