‘The Queen of All that Dies’ by Laura Thalassa – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads In the future, the world is at war. For the last decade, King Lazuli of the Eastern Empire has systematically taken over the world. No one knows much about him other than a series of impossible facts: he cannot die, he has not aged since the conflict began, and he wants to … Continue reading ‘The Queen of All that Dies’ by Laura Thalassa – Book Review

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‘The Calculating Stars’ by Mary Robinette Kowal – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls … Continue reading ‘The Calculating Stars’ by Mary Robinette Kowal – Book Review

‘In the Midst of Winter’ by Isabel Allende – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle … Continue reading ‘In the Midst of Winter’ by Isabel Allende – eARC Book Review

‘Stay With Me’ by Ayobami Adebayo – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 'There are things even love can't do... If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it's in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn't mean it's no longer love...' Yejide is hoping for a … Continue reading ‘Stay With Me’ by Ayobami Adebayo – eARC Book Review

‘A Line Made by Walking’ by Sara Baume – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 25-year-old Frankie is living in Dublin and working part-time in a public gallery. But increasingly anxious, she abruptly quits her bedsit to live in her deceased grandmother’s creaking house in rural Ireland, close to her family. With an artist’s gift for observation, Frankie recounts the beauty and the obliteration of the world … Continue reading ‘A Line Made by Walking’ by Sara Baume – Book Review

‘Flesh and Bone and Water’ by Luiza Sauma – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From an exciting new voice in literary fiction, a seductive, dazzling, atmospheric story of family, class, and deception set against the mesmerizing backdrops of Rio de Janeiro, London, and the Amazon River. André is a listless Brazilian teenager and the son of a successful plastic surgeon who lives a life of wealth … Continue reading ‘Flesh and Bone and Water’ by Luiza Sauma – eARC Book Review

‘Rewrite the Stars’ by Emma Heatherington – ARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads It’s never too late to say I love you… A stunning Christmas romance for fans of One Day in December and Jojo Moyes From the moment they meet one December day there’s something between Charlotte Taylor and her brother’s best friend, Tom Farley. But Tom’s already taken and Charlie has to let him go… … Continue reading ‘Rewrite the Stars’ by Emma Heatherington – ARC Book Review

‘The Mercies’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Magnusdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into a sudden and reckless storm. Forty fishermen, including her brother and father, are drowned and left broken on the rocks below. With the menfolk wiped out, the women of the tiny Arctic town of Vardø must … Continue reading ‘The Mercies’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – eARC Book Review

‘Adults’ by Emma Jane Unsworth – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Jenny McLaine is an adult. Supposedly. At thirty-five she owns her own house, writes for a cool magazine and has hilarious friends just a message away. But the thing is: She can’t actually afford her house since her criminally sexy ex-boyfriend Art leftHer best friend Kelly is clearly trying to break up … Continue reading ‘Adults’ by Emma Jane Unsworth – eARC Book Review

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ by Erich Maria Remarque – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads One by one the boys begin to fall... In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the 'glorious war'. With the fire and patriotism of youth they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young 'unknown soldier' … Continue reading ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ by Erich Maria Remarque – Book Review