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Mini Book Review: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Title: The Hobbit Author: J. R. R. Tolkien Genre: Fantasy / Classics Date: 2011 (1937) Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 276 Started: 10th May 2018 Completed: 9th July 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf,… Continue reading Mini Book Review: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

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ARC Book Review: Firefly by Henry Porter

Title: Firefly Author: Henry Porter Genre: Thriller Publication Date: 19th June 2018 Publisher: Quercus Books ISBN 13: 9781787470491 Pages: 480 Started: 22nd June 2018 Completed: 27th June 2018 Rating: 4/5 Summary: From the refugee camps of Greece to the mountains of Macedonia, a thirteen-year-old boy is making his way to Germany and safety. Codenamed ‘Firefly’, he holds vital intelligence: unparalleled insight into a vicious… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Firefly by Henry Porter

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ARC Book Review: Sleeper 13 by Rob Sinclair

Title: Sleeper 13 Author: Rob Sinclair Genre: Thriller Date: 28th June 2018 Publisher: Orion ISBN 13: 9781409175933 Pages: 432 Started: 18th June 2018 Completed: 20th June 2018 Rating: 4/5 Summary: As a child he was smuggled to the Middle East from his London home, to be trained as one of the most elite insurgent soldiers of his generation. For years he… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Sleeper 13 by Rob Sinclair

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Mini Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Author: Gail Honeyman Genre: Literary Fiction / Contemporary Date: 2017 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 386 Started: 6th June 2018 Completed: 10th June 2018 Rating: 3/5 Summary: Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same… Continue reading Mini Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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Mini Book Review: If on a winter’s night a traveller by Italo Calvino

Title: If on a winter’s night a traveller Author: Italo Calvino Genre: Classics / Literary Fiction Date:1992 (1979) Publisher: Vintage Classics Pages: 272 Started: 30th April 2018 Completed: 10th May 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: Based on a witty analogy between the reader’s desire to finish the story and the lover’s desire to consummate his or her passion, If On A Winter’s Night… Continue reading Mini Book Review: If on a winter’s night a traveller by Italo Calvino

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Mini Book Review: Beowulf

Title: Beowulf Author: Unknown Editor: George Jack Genre: Classics / Poetry  Date: 2009 (c.975) Publisher: Oxford University Press Pages: 244 Started: 30th April 2018 Completed: 2nd May 2018 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Beowulf, the major surviving poem in Old English, is composed in a language that is rich but often difficult. This fully annotated edition makes the poem more accessible in its original language, while at… Continue reading Mini Book Review: Beowulf

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Book Review: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Title: Fingersmith Author: Sarah Waters Genre: Mystery / Historical / LGBT+  Date: 2002 Publisher: Virago Pages: 548 Started: 18th April 2018 Completed: 18th April 2018 Rating: 5/5 Summary: No one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals. Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs Sucksby, a “baby… Continue reading Book Review: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

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ARC Mini Book Review: The Curse by Jina S. Bazzar

Title: The Curse Author: Jina S. Bazzar Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal Publisher: smashwords Publication Date: 15th April 2018 ISBN 13: 9781370674220 Started: 14th April 2018 Completed: 14th April 2018 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: Yoncey Fosch, the leader of the Unseelie Dhiultadh clan would give anything to save his brother from a mysterious plague. Anything, including his leadership mantle and a favour to his deadliest enemy,… Continue reading ARC Mini Book Review: The Curse by Jina S. Bazzar

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ARC Book Review: Heir of Ashes by Jina S. Bazzar

Title: Heir of Ashes Author: Jina S. Bazzar Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal Publisher: smashwords Publication Date: 15th April 2018 ISBN 13: 9781370905607 Started: 5th April 2018 Completed: 11th April 2018 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: Roxanne Fosch had a perfectly normal life at the age of twelve. Cool, popular, pretty, smart. Her dreams of a perfect, successful and prosperous future seemed well within… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Heir of Ashes by Jina S. Bazzar

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ARC Book Review: The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor

Title: The Fire Court Author: Andrew Taylor Genre: General Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins UK Publication Date: 5th April 2018 ISBN 13: 9780008119126 Pages: 448 Started: 4th April 2018 Completed: 5th April 2018 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: Somewhere in the soot-stained ruins of Restoration London, a killer has gone to ground… The Great Fire has ravaged London, wreaking destruction and devastation wherever its flames spread. Now, guided… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor