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Book review: The Nearest Far Away Place by Hayley Long

A book about grief and brothers looking out for each other Being honest, I don’t usually choose books about grief. However, the ‘brothers looking out for each other’ reminded me of Supernatural (and who doesn’t love Sam and Dean?). Not only that, The Nearest Far Away Place by Hayley Long has won multiple awards (not always a good thing).  But, as …

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Book Review: Earthfall by Mark Walden

Earthfall book review. Earthfall is a sci-fi adventure by Mark Walden. The boy ran down the rain-soaked street, weaving between abandoned cars. He crouched behind one of the vehicles and tried to quiet his laboured breath. At first he heard nothing, but then behind the noise of the falling rain he made out another sound – one that in recent …

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Instructions for a secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray. Book review.

Instructions for a secondhand heart Remember my search for a YA romance to read for Valentine’s Day? Miranda Dickinson suggested Instructions for a secondhand heart by Tamsyn Murray, so I checked it out. Thanks, Miranda. I’m very glad I did. The Cover I thought this was a great cover. You can’t tell from the picture, but the red heart is raised …

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Split Second – Book Review

Split Second – Book Review To kick off my British Books Challenge 2017, I picked up a copy of Split Second by London-born Sophie McKenzie. I read and enjoyed some of her earlier books and saw her speak at the Hay Festival a couple of years back so I was interested to read more of her work. The description of …

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The Making of a Small Town Beauty King

The Making of a Small Town Beauty King. I was just browsing through Twitter and I came across “Who will be the prettiest girl in the shittiest town?” What a tagline! I had to find out more. Turns out it is a teaser for “The Making of a Small Town Beauty King” by Savy Leiser. I’d never heard of this book, …

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Alienated – Book Review

Alienated – book review “Alienated” is the first book in a trilogy by Melissa Landers.  Although it was published in 2014, it’s a sci-fi romance I’ve only just got round to reading. I think the reason for my delay is… the cover. The Cover Part of the problem is, it reminds me of a TV programme I didn’t like called …

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Rise (Trifecta Book 1) – Book Review

“Rise” is the first in the Trifecta series by Luis Almonte. I don’t usually read books featuring witches and vampires but I’d heard good things about “Rise”, the cover is gorgeous and, after reading the Prologue, I decided to give it a go. The Prologue The Prologue is a scary start; a spell that eats its victim ‘from the inside …

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Choosy Tuesday – Alienated

Welcome to Choosy Tuesday where I share the book I’m reading from the pick of YA fiction. Today I’m looking at “Alienated” by Melissa Landers. I’m linking up with “Tuesday Intro’s” hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea, “Teaser Tuesdays” hosted by Books & a Beat and “The Friday 56” hosted by Freda’s voice for this post. Please stop by and check out …

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Choosy Tuesday – The Demon’s Lexicon

Welcome to Choosy Tuesday where I share the book I’m reading from the pick of YA fiction. Today I’m looking at “The Demon’s Lexicon” by Sarah Rees Brennan. I’m linking up with “Tuesday Intro’s” hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea, “Teaser Tuesdays” hosted by Books & a Beat and “The Friday 56” hosted by Freda’s voice for this post. Please stop by …