November reviews

sacred lies The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Minnow Bly has escaped from a religious cult that swept her up with her family at a young age. The cult is led by the prophet who, with his ideas of God, has led them into a trap consisting of gruesome punishments and a dangerous idea of life on earth. When their village burns down, Minnow runs from the boy she loves only to be taken to prison to reveal the depths and lies of her cult. When you start to question the ways of the only thing you know, a price must be paid. Minnow paid with her hands. Literally. This book was mesmerising. 9/10
Reviewed by Freya

darkmere Darkmere by Helen Maslin

Leo has inherited Darkmere Castle, a remote, beautiful ruin along the coast. He plans to have massive parties int he building, so he invites Kate and some of his friends to help him clean through the place during the summer. Kate thinks this will be an opportunity for Leo and her to get together and be part of his ‘gang’, but instead, she is drawn into the stories of a young wife, Elinor, and her cruel master from the nineteenth century. As the stories of the past haunt the present, Elinor’s curse hangs over them all.
Reviewed by Evangeline

inbetween Inbetween Days by Vikki Wakefield

Jacklin Bates runs away from her home to live with her sister. She’s in love with a boy who doesn’t lover her back. So many things she doesn’t understand and doesn’t think is fair. Growing up is complicated.
Reviewed by Grace 2


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