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Review: The Perfect Neighbours, by Rachel Sargeant

I really liked this book: it served up an intriguing mix of murder, multiple perspectives and the kind of over-the-fence nosiness that Aunt Petunia would be proud of. Married couple Helen and Gary move to the German suburbs in the hopes of rekindling their marriage and advancing Gary’s career as a teacher at the local… Continue reading Review: The Perfect Neighbours, by Rachel Sargeant

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Review: Everless, by Sara Holland

I’ve been getting YA fatigue recently: it’s hard to make fantasy appear new, and put your own take on tropes that have been used and reused so often they’re starting to wear. That said, Sara Holland manages it. I really enjoyed Everless, and though it starts off like any other YA novel, it manages to… Continue reading Review: Everless, by Sara Holland

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An Interview with Kristen Ciccarelli

The debut author of this years' summer fantasy must-read (and first of the Iskari Trilogy), The Last Namsara, Kristen Ciccarelli has definitely made her mark on the YA fiction scene. Growing up in Pennsylvannia, she channelled her love of making up and telling stories into writing growing up on her grandfather's grape farm, before making… Continue reading An Interview with Kristen Ciccarelli

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Review: Then She Was Gone, by Lisa Jewell

From the pen of established author Lisa Jewell comes another banger. I really enjoyed Then She Was Gone: unlike perhaps the rote thrillers that I’m sucking up like a hoover at the moment, this book’s quirky approach to sometimes-familiar subject matter and willingness to focus on the family rather more than the crime lent it… Continue reading Review: Then She Was Gone, by Lisa Jewell

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Blog Tour: Know Me Now, by CJ Carver

For the release of her latest novel, Know Me Now, I picked up my pen and sat down for a chat with the author, CJ Carver.  Here's what happened... What inspired you to pick up a pen and become an author? Unlike a lot of authors, I fell into writing by following another dream. This… Continue reading Blog Tour: Know Me Now, by CJ Carver

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Review: Carnegie’s Maid, by Marie Benedict

I have to admit, I love a bit of historical fiction, and, along with I, Eliza Hamilton, I’m definitely getting a double whammy of life in 1700-1800s America. Carnegie’s Maid Carnegie’s Maid is also centred around a historical figure: Andrew Carnegie, the iron baron who was quite possibly the richest man in the world at… Continue reading Review: Carnegie’s Maid, by Marie Benedict

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Review: The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black

Another book from faerie queen Holly Black- the first in a series- and she definitely delivers, with an exciting YA book with a heroine that kicks serious ass, who I absolutely love. I’ve not been this excited about a YA book for a while! The Cruel Prince serves up romance, nastiness, fairies, family drama and… Continue reading Review: The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black

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Review: A Matter of Oaths, by Helen S. Wright

An interesting book, this. First published in 1988, it’s gained a sort of cult status amongst fans as a book that champions the best of science fiction: LGBT relationships, excitement, a fair dollop of invention and innovation, and a gripping lot. And space. It doesn’t pull its punches, though, dropping you straight into the story… Continue reading Review: A Matter of Oaths, by Helen S. Wright

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Review: The Feed, by Nick Clark Windo

This is a glittering, darkly intense novel that both manages to pull on the heartstrings and also ask some deep, important questions about humanity, our relationship with technology, and the environment, all in one sitting. Not only it is an amazing read, it’s also that rarest of things: a book that stays with you afterwards,… Continue reading Review: The Feed, by Nick Clark Windo

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Review: Beg, Borrow, or Steal, by Susie Tate

I’ve not read any of Susie Tate’s books before, but I was feeling whimsical and in need of a little romance, so I picked up Beg, Borrow or Steal over the weekend. The result? There were things I really liked about this book, and things that I really hated. The book is a romance, and… Continue reading Review: Beg, Borrow, or Steal, by Susie Tate