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Book Review: Death Of The Mad Hatter by Sarah J Pepper & author interview

What it’s about: The Jack prophesied: If the king loses his head, then the Queen with a Bleeding Heart would rule the Red Court until Time ceased to move forward. When a second carried on for infinity, every creature in Wonderland would tip their Hat to the misfit girl with a Boy’s name (or was …

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Book Review: Voodoo Child by Janice Horton & author interview

What it’s about: In ‘Voodoo Child’, ex-celebrity UK fashion model Nola and her handsome Haitian husband Louis are expecting their first baby. But as one precious life begins another is about to end. Louis’s beloved old Uncle Sid is dying and has declared his last wish is to see Louis and Nola’s new baby baptised …

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Book Review: North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans & author interview

What it’s about: Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any …

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Book Review: This Child Of Mine by Sinéad Moriarty

What it’s about: Anna and Laura, Sophie and Mandy – two mothers, two daughters and a story about the bond of motherly love. Anna is proud of the job she has done raising eighteen-year-old Sophie. It’s always been just the two of them, but that doesn’t matter because Sophie has everything she could ever need. …

Book Related Misc. Reviews

Libraries: are they soon to be a thing of the past?

I decided to write a post on whether libraries are soon to be a thing of the past due to the ever-growing expansion and convenience of large supermarkets (e.g. Tesco) who are now selling all the latest novels at a shockingly low price or Amazon, where you can download some eBooks for less than £1. …

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Book Review: Expected by Sarah England & author interview

What it’s about: Sam Sweet is terrified of giving birth. Only, she doesn’t dare tell anyone. Especially her grandchildren-obsessed mother, or her fiancé, Simon – top surgeon by day, mind-game expert by night. Repressed by the expectations of others, Sam feels trapped. All she ever wanted was a career and a crack at independence, but …

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Book Review: Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans

  What it’s about: Title: Not Pretty Enough Author: Jaimie Admans Date of Publication: August 1, 2013 Genre: contemporary YA comedy New Year’s Resolutions: 1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don’t get a proper conversation out of him soon, …

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Guest review from Linda Marston: Stranded by Emily Barr

What it’s about: Bruised from the breakdown of her marriage, Esther Lomax needs to get away and hopes Malaysia’s unspoilt shores will provide the space and time alone she seeks. But a day’s boat trip takes a desperate turn when Esther, along with six other holidaymakers, is deposited on an uninhabited island, their guide promising to …

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Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

What it’s about: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. The Fault In Our …