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Review: How To Stop Time, by Matt Haig

There have been plenty of novels written about time travel. The Time Traveller's Wife explored it from a more relationship-oriented point of view; Claire North's exceptional The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August was a touching and complex portrayal of friendship across many lifetimes. But when it comes to simply living, nothing can match the… Continue reading Review: How To Stop Time, by Matt Haig

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Review: We Other, by Sue Bentley

I owe a quick thank you before we start to Sue Bentley, who kindly sent me a copy of this book! Getting that in the post was extremely exciting. I do have a weakness for fantasy, as might be evident from my choice of book reviews, and for YA in particular: so often, it’s about… Continue reading Review: We Other, by Sue Bentley

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Review: The Breakdown, by B.A Paris

On the face of it, The Breakdown has all the ingredients I like to see in my psychological novel to-read pile. It was written by an author whose debut novel was excellent, and contained some good old-fashioned domestic drama and inner turmoil of the kind that always makes for an edge-of-your-seat read. So needless to… Continue reading Review: The Breakdown, by B.A Paris

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Review: The Marriage Pact, by Michelle Richmond

Marriages, and relationships, make the perfect subject for thrillers. The experience of publicly committing to a life with somebody that you may not know as well as you thought makes for a rich seam of personal drama that the right author can spin into a page-turner. Michelle Richmond is definitely that author: I absolutely loved… Continue reading Review: The Marriage Pact, by Michelle Richmond

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Review: Pendragon, by James Wilde

Having read the excellent Vindolanda only a few weeks ago, I went into this book with the full expectation of being plunged back into Roman life: the world of Hadrian's Wall, skirmishes with the locals, and the power of the Roman army. What I got was a very different beast. Though James Wilde sets his… Continue reading Review: Pendragon, by James Wilde

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Review: Blood Sisters, by Jane Corry

This book is quietly sad in a way that stays with you for a while afterwards. Exploring family, betrayal, and brain damage is a daunting task, but one that Jane Corry manages admirably, mixing them up into a novel whose main focus is the poisonous effects of guilt. It’s thought-provoking, to say the least. Alison… Continue reading Review: Blood Sisters, by Jane Corry

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Review: The Diabolic, by S. J Kincaid

Another YA entry beckons, this time for fantasy. As I love both, I’m definitely not complaining- and The Diabolic was a great read. Combining fantasy, sci-fi, romance and action into one story, its strong heroine and twisting plot practically begged to be read in one sitting. Fortunately, I did. The Diabolic takes place in the… Continue reading Review: The Diabolic, by S. J Kincaid

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Review: Royally Romanov, by Teri Wilson

Like most anybody, I do like a good romance novel. Sometimes a dose of glorious escapism is just what you need- especially when it concerns good-looking people, undeniable passion and all the cases of mistaken identity… and memory loss… that comes with. I was especially excited to read Royally Romanov, because I’d heard that the author, Teri… Continue reading Review: Royally Romanov, by Teri Wilson

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An Interview with Jane Johnson

Jane Johnson is no stranger to the world of publishing. With thirty years’ experience in the book industry and experience of having worked as an editor on projects like George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, adapted for TV as Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings, she is a bestselling author in… Continue reading An Interview with Jane Johnson

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Review: No Filter, by Orlagh Collins

In my younger, angstier years, I used to devour YA books by the truckload. Romance, paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi: I loved it all. I thought I’d grown out of it by now- so it’s weird coming back to the genre with Orlagh Collins’ new book and finding it just as good as I remember: the best… Continue reading Review: No Filter, by Orlagh Collins