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    The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

    SUMMARY Get swept inside a dark and heart-wrenching world on this journey with Nuri and Afra. Before the war broke out in Aleppo, Syria, Nuri ran a successful Beekeeping business with his cousin Mustafa. As the war broke out, their homes, families, and businesses were destroyed, and fleeing their beloved country was the only chance they had at survival. After a tragic incident, Afra becomes blind and she can no longer see the horrors of the world around her, and Nuri has to protect her at all costs. But when the pain of loss and tragedy drags Nuri to the darkest places in his mind, they must fight to stay…

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    Beneath The Same Heaven by Anne Marie Ruff (Review)

    **DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review by Open Book Publishers.** Summary A romance laced with tragedy from the beginning. American woman, Kathryn, and Pakistani-born Muslim man, Rashid, fall in love whilst working in Dubai and get married. With the blessing of both families, they move to the US to start their new life together. Several years into their marriage, Rashid’s father is killed in a US drone attack. The couple’s cultural differences become too enormous to ignore when Rashid ultimately has to decide between his US family, and his family in Pakistan. Kathryn and Rashid’s differing views on justice and revenge will decide…

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    The Swan Keeper by Milana Marsenich

    **DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me by Open Book Publishers in exchange for an honest review.** SUMMARY Since she was a child, Lillian Connelley has been raised to love trumpeter swans and she is determined to protect them at all costs from a vicious hunter who is killing them. As a birthday wish come true, Lilly’s family take her to visit Cattail Marsh on her 11th birthday to see the newly hatched cygnets. Tragic events unfold when the murderous hunter, Dean Drake, shows up and shoots the swans and Lilly’s parents – killing the swans, her father, and injuring her mother. She watched as Drake shot them all and…

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    Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon [Review]

    Goodreads Summary My disease is as rare as it is famous. It’s a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next-door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I…

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    Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen [Review]

    Summary After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah–blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish–finds herself on the run from a government that wants to see every person like her dead. Then Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment, and a lockbox full of weapons. He’s a spy, and he needs Sarah to become one, too, to pull off a mission he can’t attempt on his own: infiltrate a boarding school attended by the daughters of top Nazi brass, befriend the daughter of a key scientist, and steal the blueprints to a bomb that could destroy the cities of Western Europe. With years of training…