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Review: Down With the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn

Title: Down With the Shine Author: Kate Karyus Quinn Series: Standalone Rating: 4 Stars 355 pages Expected publication April 26th 2016 by HarperTeen Review copy received from the publisher Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Kate Karyus Quinn not only has a fantastic imagination, but also the skills to translate that onto the page. Everyone […]

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Review: The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston

Title: The Silver Witch Author: Paula Brackston Series: Standalone Rating: 3 Stars 320 pages Published April 21st 2015 by Thomas Dunne Books Review copy received from the publisher Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository A magical tale which weaves through the lives of two women, one in the past and one in the present. It […]

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Review: This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzie Lee

Title: This Monstrous Thing Author: Mackenzie Lee Series: Standalone Rating: 3 Stars 384 pages Expected publication September 22nd 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books Review copy received from the publisher Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository I enjoyed this steampunk rendition of Frankenstein, but ultimately the story left me as cold as the monster’s corpse. Alasdair […]

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Review: The Whitstable Pearl Mystery by Julie Wassner

Title: The Whitstable Pearl Mystery Author: Julie Wassmer Series: Standalone Rating: 3 Stars 320 pages Published March 5th 2015 by Constable Review copy received from publisher Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository The Whitstable Pearl Mystery follows Pearl, a woman whose dream of being a detective was cut short when she found out she was […]

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Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Title: The Miniaturist Author: Jessie Burton Series: Standalone Rating: 3 Stars 435 pages Published July 3rd 2014 by Picador Bought Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository There are three reasons I bought The Miniaturist. It was cheap, has a lovely cover, and has a historical setting in Amsterdam – finally a book that features my […]

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DNF Review: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Title: House of Leaves Author: Mark Z. Danielewski Series: Standalone Rating: 1 Star 709 pages Published March 7th 2000 by Pantheon Bought Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Stopped reading around page 320. This book is so meta that even meta isn’t meta enough for it. Sheesh. As someone who has been trained in literary […]

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Review: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Title: Made You Up Author: Francesca Zappia Series: Standalone Rating: 4 Stars 448 pages Published May 19th 2015 by Greenwillow Books Review copy received from the publisher Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Although I rarely read contemporary young adult books, I tend to make exceptions for books concerning mental illness. There is something so […]

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Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Title: Another Little Piece Author: Kate Karyus Quinn Series: Standalone Rating: 4 Stars 419 pages Published June 11th 2013 by HarperTeen Bought Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Another Little Piece is Kate Karyus Quinn’s debut novel. I read (Don’t You) Forget About Me last year, and it was one of my favourites of 2014. […]

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Reading Classics: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

I read this book as part of the Classics Club Challenge – I challenged myself to read fifty classics picked by me in the next three years. To find out more, you can see my list or visit the Classics Club website. Title: A Tale of Two Cities Author: Charles Dickens First Publication: 1859 A […]

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