mortal instruments review

The Mortal Instruments

**Lots of spoilers but better to be prepared** I have invested so many days into this 6 book series, The ...
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James Joyce Murder Book Review

The James Joyce Murder

The James Joyce Murder (A Kate Fansler Mystery) by Amanda Cross is unabashedly literary. Imagine an Agatha Christie bucolic setting ...
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The Broken Empire

Mark Lawrence has become one of my favourite fantasy novelists thanks to his riveting revenge fantasy series The Broken Empire ...
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vesuvius club review

The Vesuvius Club

I selected Vesuvius Club as my next read based on the recommendation that readers who like P. G. Wodehouse (an ...
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gift of the phoenix book review

Gift of the Phoenix

Gift of the Phoenix is 574 pages of fantasy, magic, valour and love. It is a splendid read, specially if you ...
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clockwise book review


Clockwise is different. In an enjoyable unforeseen way. A young adult novel that is not about a dystopic world that ...
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My Best Loved Stories from The Wind in the Willows

I have hazy recollection of onscreen adaptations of The Wind in the Willows where furry rodents in warm fuzzy coats ...
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unechanted book review


UnEnchanted, by Chanda Hahn, is book 1 in the An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Young Adult series. At the beginning, it ...
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Were you Prepared for We the Living?

Having first read Fountainhead followed by Atlas Shrugged, We The Living came as a tragic jolt I was entirely unprepared ...
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ravished book review


Ravished sticks to a more traditional regency romance format than some of the other novels by Amanda Quick. It is a ...
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duke and I book review

The Duke and I

The Duke and I is a historical romance by Julia Quinn. The first of the immensely popular Bridgerton series. For me, ...
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How Anne of Green Gables made me Cry..

I usually know from the start of a book, if soon enough, late into the hours after midnight, I am going ...
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death is a red rose book review

Death is a Red Rose

An overbearing old house with a haunting overshadowing past that looms over its inhabitants. Dorothy Eden uses this trait of gothic ...
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insanity mad in wonderland book review

Insanity – Mad in Wonderland

Insanity by Cameron Jace is one of the craziest books I have ever read, which is a lot to say ...
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lady in white book review

Lady in White

Lady in white is a romance novel where forbidden love meets arranged marriage. Thrown in is a ghost or two, ...
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