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Book Review: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Title: The Mysterious Affair at Styles Author: Agatha Christie Genre: Classics / Mystery Date: 2004 (1920) Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 304 Started: 18th June 2017 Completed: 22nd June 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: The famous case that launched the career of Hercule Poirot. When a wealthy heiress is murdered, Poirot steps out of retirement to find the killer. As the master detective makes his way through… Continue reading Book Review: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

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Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Title: The Handmaid’s Tale Author: Margaret Atwood Genre: Classics / Science Fiction / Dystopia Date: 2007 (1985) Publisher: Vintage Books Pages: 324 Started: 23rd June 2017 Completed: 24th June 2017 Rating: 5/5 Summary: The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness.… Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Book Review: The Blazing World and Other Writings by Margaret Cavendish

Title: The Blazing World and Other Writings  Author: Margaret Cavendish Genre: Classics / Science Fiction  Date: 1994 (1666) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 272 Started: 2nd May 2017 Completed: 5th May 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Flamboyant, theatrical and ambitious, Margaret Cavendish was one of the seventeenth century’s most striking figures: a woman who ventured into the male spheres of politics, science, philosophy and… Continue reading Book Review: The Blazing World and Other Writings by Margaret Cavendish

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Book Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2)

Title: Crown of Midnight Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy Date: 2013 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 418 Started: 16th March 2017 Completed: 16th March 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Crowned by Evil. Bound by Duty. Divided by Love. Celaena Sardothien, royal assassin, is the King of Adarlan’s deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies’ blood – but… Continue reading Book Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2)

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Book Review: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Title: North and South Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Genre: Classics / Social Novel Date: 1996 (1854) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 425 Started: 15th March 2017 Completed: 16th March 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of… Continue reading Book Review: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy Date: 2015 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 421 Started: 14th March 2017 Completed: 15th March 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only… Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (The Luna Chronicles #1)

Title: Cinder Author: Marissa Meyer Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy Date: 2012 Publisher: Puffin Pages: 387 Started: 12th March 2017 Completed: 12th March 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for… Continue reading Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (The Luna Chronicles #1)

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Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Title: The Girl on the Train Author: Paula Hawkins Genre: Mystery / Psychological Thriller Date: 2016 (2015) Publisher: Black Swan  Pages: 409 Started: 12th March 2017 Completed: 12th March 2017 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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Book Review: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Title: The Light Between Oceans Author: M. L. Stedman Genre: Historical Fiction  Date: 2016 (2012) Publisher: Black Swan  Pages: 464 Started: 11th March 2017 Completed: 12th March 2017 Rating: 5/5 Summary: A boat washes up on the shore of a remote lighthouse keeper’s island. It holds a dead man – and a crying baby. The only two islanders, Tom and… Continue reading Book Review: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

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ARC Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Title: The Bear and the Nightingale Author: Katherine Arden Genre: Historical Fiction / Fantasy Publication Date: 12th January 2017 Publisher: Ebury Publishing ISBN 13: 9781785031045 Pages: 328 Started: 22nd March 2017 Completed: 25th March 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden