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Book Review: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: All the Crooked Saints Author: Maggie Stiefvater Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy Date: 10th October 2017 Publisher: Scholastic Press Pages: 311 Started: 14th October 2017 Completed: 14th October 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a… Continue reading Book Review: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

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Book Review: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Title: The Lost City of Z Author: David Grann Genre:  Non Fiction  Date: 2009 Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Pages: 352 Started: 16th September 2017 Completed: 17th September 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary:  In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest… Continue reading Book Review: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

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Book Review: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Title: The Long Earth Author: Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter Genre:  Science Fiction Date: 2012 Publisher: Corgi Pages: 432 Started: 16th September 2017 Completed: 16th September 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: 1916: the Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where has the mud, blood… Continue reading Book Review: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

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Book Review: Nomad by James Swallow

Title: Nomad Author: James Swallow Genre: Thriller Date: 2016 Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Pages: 512 Started: 17th April 2017 Completed: 16th September 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor – and with… Continue reading Book Review: Nomad by James Swallow

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Book Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Title: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Author: Douglas Adams Genre:  Science Fiction / Comedy Date: 2009 (1979) Publisher: Pan Books Pages: 204 Started: 12th September 2017 Completed: 15th September 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: It’s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace bypass and… Continue reading Book Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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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