I read The Bronte Plot last year and really enjoyed it, so it made sense to give The Austen Escape a try, and it did not disappoint. Katherine Reay writes novels about American's who love English Literature. As the title may give away, this one is about all things Jane Austen. Mary is an engineer … Continue reading The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay. Review.
The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde is the first novel I've read by Eve Chase and I was drawn to it by the comparison to novels by Kate Morton who is one of my favourite authors. I totally get that comparison as well, the writing style is equally as beautiful as Kate's and the storyline very … Continue reading The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase. Review
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth is the first in a new series by the author of Divergent. I was filled with trepidation about purchasing and reading because although I enjoyed the Divergent series, it isn't my forever favourite. However, I must I really enjoyed Carve the Mark. The novel is set in a made … Continue reading Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. Review
Godblind is the debut novel from Anna Stephens, published by Harper Voyager. It falls into the genre of Epic Fantasy and epic is the perfect way to describe it. It has been centuries since the Red Gods and there bloodshed were exiled, their people the Mireces have fled into the mountains to worship in mostly … Continue reading Godblind by Anna Stephens. Review
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly is one of the freakeist books I have ever read. Wow! It's going to stay with me for a while I can't deny it. It would be easy to imagine from the synopsis of this book that it is a children's or young adult book about a … Continue reading The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. Review.
'And the wolves? The deer?' Da's face would darken. 'Seems the sea was better than what they were running from.' The Girl of Ink and Stars by Karen Millwood Hargrave is winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and it's easy to see why. Beautifully written and engrossing, we are drawn into the world of … Continue reading The Girl of Ink & Stars by Karen Millwood Hargrave. Review
It's easy to see why The Alchemist has achieved status as a modern classic. This is the story of a shepherd boy from Spain who follows his dreams to Egypt to find treasure. His journey is far from easy but he follows the omens, guidance and belief in himself to assist him on his journey. … Continue reading The Alchemist by Paul Coelho. Review
For May's interview I caught up with Rebecca Gransden, author of the fantasmagorically delightful Anemogram. Rebecca has also kindly offered a paperback giveaway of Anemogram to one lucky reader of this interview. All you have to do is retweet this interview on your twitter account to be in with a chance to win. You can … Continue reading May Interview – Rebecca Gransden
Phew! What a roller coaster ride. I haven't read such an engaging, well written thriller in a while. The Other Girl is authored by Erica Spindler best known for her ability to jump between genres, beginning with Mills & Boon style romances, fitting in some of her delicious crime thrillers featuring The Malones and Stacey … Continue reading The Other Girl by Erica Spindler. Review
Judas by Amos Oz is one of the shortlisted novels for this year's Man Booker Prize. The novel is about a young man called Shmeul. An aethiest and a student he is planning to write a paper about Jewish views on Jesus. During this time his girlfriend Yardena leaves him for her ex boyfriend and … Continue reading Judas by Amos Oz. Review.