Category Archives: Fiction

Book Review: The Sweetest Spell

Author: Suzanne Selfors Published: August 21st 2012 by Walkers Children Blurb: Emmeline Thistle, a dirt-scratcher’s daughter, has escaped death twice-first, on the night she was born, and second, on the day her entire village was swept away by flood. Left … Continue reading

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Book Review: A School For Unusual Girls

Author: Kathleen Baldwin Published: May 19th 2015 by Tor Teen Blurb: It’s 1814. Napoleon is exiled on Elba. Europe is in shambles. Britain is at war on four fronts. And Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, has become one … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shattered Crown

Author: J. W. Webb Published: March 5th 2015 Blurb: ‘You ride into peril, Corin an Fol!’ Those are the words of the witch at the ford. Corin an Fol, mercenary, brawler, womaniser and drinker, ignores them and thus finds himself … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Case of the Restless Redhead

Author: Erle Stanley Gardner Published: 1969 by Mayflower Books What began as a friendly advice from Perry Mason to Frank Neely, a young lawyer, turned out to be a complex affair after Neely’s client, Evelyn Bagby, went to Mason to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Six-Gun Snow White

Author: Catherynne M. Valente Published: November 10th 2015 by Saga Press (First published February 28th 2013) Blurb: Forget the dark, enchanted forest. Picture instead a masterfully evoked Old West where you are more likely to find coyotes as the seven … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ringmaster’s Daughter

Author: Jostein Gaarder (Translater by James Anderson) Published: March 27th 2012 by Phoenix Blurb: Panina Manina, a trapeze artist, falls and breaks her neck. As the ringmaster bends over her, he notices an amulet of amber around her neck, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paradise Lost

Author: Katie Fforde Published: April 1st 2004 by Arrow Nel Innes thinks of herself as an overweight and unattractive widow. With all her three children grown up and almost leaving the nest, Nel is content to be with Simon, her … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pedigree Mum

Author: Fiona Gibson Published: February 28th 2013 by Avon Kerry Tambini has had it with the London city life. Persuading her half-Italian husband, Rob to buy her aunt Maisie’s house over in Shorling, she’s all set to begin a new … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wizard’s Heir

Author: Devri Walls Published: November 2015 by SuperStorm Productions Blurb: Tybolt’s a Deviant, a hated race immune to direct magic in a world where Wizards ensure survival. But when he loses his entire family to a spell-made storm he joins … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paths of Glory

Author: Jeffrey Archer Published: March 3rd 2009 by St. Martin’s Press (First published January 1st 2009) Blurb (taken from Goodreads): Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would … Continue reading

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