Category: novel


The Secret Lives of the Four Wives

Attempting to rise above the secrets of her past, Bolanle, a university graduate, marries Baba Segi, who promises her everything in exchange for agreeing to become his fourth wife. Thus she enters into a polygamous world filled with expensive clothes, a generous monthly allowance…and three Segi wives who disapprove of the newest, youngest, most educated addition to the family. There’s Iya Femi, a fiery vixen with a taste for money; Iya Tope, a shy woman whose kindness is eclipsed by terror; and Iya Segi, the first, most lethal, and merciless of them all.

Bolanle quickly becomes Baba Segi’s prized possession…until her very presence unlocks a secret that the other wives have long since guarded, and unleashing it could change life as they know it. **Goodreads**

4/5 stars. I really enjoyed reading each persons point of view on how an addition had effected the family. You also get background information on the characters which help understand how they have become the person they are and the secrets they hold.

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Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Lies Beneath is a YA novel about Calder White and Lily Hancock. Calder and his sisters (merpeople) seek the debt owed to their mother by Lily’s grandfather. This debt is Lily’s father.

I had my doubts about reading a book on merfolk. Despite my misgivings I really enjoyed this book. Took a couple of chapters, but once I got into the book I couldn’t put it down, which is something hard to do when you’re reading 3 other books!

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