[Swift Reviews] ‘White Rabbit, Red Wolf’ by Tom Pollock (ARC)

"This story is a lie." Peter Blankman is afraid of everything and must confront unimaginable terror when his mother is attacked. Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a maths prodigy. He also suffers from severe panic attacks. Afraid of everything, he finds solace in the orderly and logical world of mathematics and in the love of his …

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[Reviews] ‘Bitter Orange’ by Claire Fuller

"The memory of my first sight of Cara stirs me: a pale, long-legged sprite [...] the sun had nearly set on the other side of the house and her body was in shadow, but her head, where she tilted it to look back up, was vivid. I knew her already: hot-headed and prickly, bewitching; a …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘The Island’ by M.A. Bennett

"The geek has inherited the Earth." Link is a fish out of water. Newly arrived from America, he is finding it hard to settle into the venerable and prestigious Osney School. Who knew there could be so many strange traditions to understand? And what kind of school ranks its students by how fast they can …

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[Reviews] ‘The Queens of Innis Lear’ by Tessa Gratton (ARC)

“It begins, too, with a star prophecy. But there are so many prophecies read on the island of Lear that to say so is as good as saying it begins with every breath.” The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘Clean’ by Juno Dawson (ARC)

"You can feel it swimming through your veins like glitter. The light flows to your fingers and toes. It's toasty and warm. It's liquid gold." When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she's hit rock bottom. She's wrong. Rock bottom is when she's forced into an exclusive rehab facility. From there, the only way …

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