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Book Review – The Conductors by Nicole Glover

Book Review – The Conductors by Nicole Glover Freed slave Hetty Rhodes and her husband Benjy use celestial magic to solve crimes within their community. When they find their friend dead in an alley they must ask questions of their friends and themselves to find their answers. Buy here (UK Affiliate link) Buy here (US… Continue reading Book Review – The Conductors by Nicole Glover

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Book Review – The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab

Book Review – The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab This is the story of a Addie’s wish to be free, to live. A deal with the devil that is not what she wanted. Is your life really worth anything if no one will remember it?   Buy here (UK Affiliate link) Buy… Continue reading Book Review – The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab

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Book Review – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Book Review – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris Historical Fiction following the life of Lale Sokolov. His journey to become the Tätowierer. How he survived the concentration camp and fell in love. Buy here (UK Affiliate link) Buy here (US Affiliate link) Goodreads 🌟🌟.5 Blurb In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew,… Continue reading Book Review – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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Book Review – These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Book Review – These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong Fast-paced, chaotic and thrilling. A violent and gruesome retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai. Gangs, guns and a monster stalking the streets. What’s not to love? “Wasn’t playing with her heart once enough? Hadn’t he already torn her into two and left her… Continue reading Book Review – These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

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First Lines Friday – 22nd January 2021

Happy Friday book lovers!  It’s First Lines Friday, a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.  What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Here are the rules: Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your… Continue reading First Lines Friday – 22nd January 2021

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Book Review – The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

Book Review – The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale Hardcover, 480 pages. Published February 8th 2018 Historical Fiction/Magical Realism A magical, wonderful and deeply imaginative historical story that had me enchanted from the first turn of the page to the last. “Running away was not like it was in stories. People did not try and stop… Continue reading Book Review – The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

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The Binding by Bridget Collins Book Review

Buy here (UK Affiliate link) Buy here (US Affiliate link) Books are dangerous things in Collins’s alternate universe, a place vaguely reminiscent of 19th-century England. It’s a world in which people visit book binders to rid themselves of painful or treacherous memories. Once their stories have been told and are bound between the pages of… Continue reading The Binding by Bridget Collins Book Review