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Book Review: Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Title: Flappers and Philosophers Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Genre: Short Stories / Classics Date: 2010 (1920) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 643 Started: 13th December 2018 Completed: 13th December 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: Covering some of the very best of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short fiction, this collection spans his career, from the early stories of the glittering Jazz Age, through the lost hopes… Continue reading Book Review: Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Book Review: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Title: Little Women Author: Louisa May Alcott Genre: Historical Fiction / Classics Date: 1989 (1868) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 576 Started: 2nd December 2018 Completed: 4th December 2018 Rating: 4/5 Summary: The charming story of the March sisters, Little Women has been adored for generations. Readers have rooted for Laurie in his pursuit of Jo’s hand, cried over little Beth’s untimely death, and dreamed… Continue reading Book Review: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Title: Nevernight Author: Jay Kristoff Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy Date: 2017 (2016) Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 463 Started: 4th October 2018 Completed: 6th October 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost… Continue reading Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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Book Review: A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride

Title: A Dark So Deadly Author: Stuart MacBride Genre: Thriller / Crime Fiction Date: 2017 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 608 Started: 23rd November 2018 Completed: 30th November 2018 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Welcome to the Misfit Mob. It’s where Police Scotland dumps the officers it can’t get rid of, but wants to: the outcasts, the troublemakers, the compromised. Officers like DC Callum MacGregor,… Continue reading Book Review: A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride

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Book Review: Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes by Cory O’Brien

Title: Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes Author: Cory O’Brien Genre: Mythology / Humour Date: 2013 Publisher: TarcherPerigee Pages: 304 Started: 15th November 2018 Completed: 16th November 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified. Wait, it all makes sense… Continue reading Book Review: Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes by Cory O’Brien

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Mini Book Review: The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah

Title: The Mystery of Three Quarters Author: Sophie Hannah Genre: Crime / Mystery Date: 2018 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 345 Started: 7th November 2018 Completed: 12th November 2018 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know… Continue reading Mini Book Review: The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah

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Book Review: Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville

Title: Three Moments of an Explosion Author: China Miéville Genre: Short Stories / Weird Fiction Date: 2016 (2015) Publisher: Picador Pages: 431 Started: 6th November 2018 Completed: 8th November 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. Destroyed oil rigs, mysteriously reborn, clamber from the sea and onto the land, driven by an… Continue reading Book Review: Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville

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Book Review: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

Title: ‘Salem’s Lot Author: Stephen King Genre: Horror Date: 2011 (1975) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Pages: 751 Started: 25th October 2018 Completed: 31st October 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: ‘Salem’s Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course, there are tales of strange happenings—but not more than in any other… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

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Book Review: Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings

Title: Codename Villanelle Author: Luke Jennings Genre: Thriller Date: 2018 Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd Pages: 224 Started: 23rd October 2018 Completed: 24th October 2018 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: She is the perfect assassin. A Russian orphan, saved from the death penalty for the brutal revenge she took on her gangster father’s killers. Ruthlessly trained. Given a new life. New names, new… Continue reading Book Review: Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings

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ARC Book Review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Title: Skyward Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy Publication Date: 6th November 2018 Publisher: Gollancz Pages: 528 ISBN: 9781473217850 Started: 17th October Completed: 18th October Rating: 4/5 Summary: Spensa’s world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind.… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson