Review: American Royals by Katharine McGee

Challenge prompt: The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed.


What if America had a royal family?

When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne.

As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling.

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Review: All the Rage by Cara Hunter

Challenge prompt: A book with a map.

Disclaimer: I read this book as part of a blog tour run by the publisher, Penguin. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.


A teenage girl is found wandering the outskirts of Oxford, dazed and distressed. The story she tells is terrifying. Grabbed off the street, a plastic bag pulled over her face, then driven to an isolated location where she was subjected to what sounds like an assault. Yet she refuses to press charges.

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Review: Mr Loverman by Bernadine Evaristo

Challenge prompt: A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics


Barrington Jedidiah Walker.
Barry to his friends.
Trouble to his wife.

Seventy-four years old, Antiguan born and bred, flamboyant Hackney personality Barry is known for his dapper taste and fondness for retro suits.

He is a husband, father and grandfather.

And for the past sixty years, he has been in a relationship with his childhood friend and soulmate, Morris.

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