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Review: Side Effects May Vary, Julie Murphy

Review: Side Effects May Vary, Julie Murphy

I really wanted to love this book. The premise appealed to me. A teenage girl gets diagnosed with terminal cancer and decides to complete a ‘bucket list’ to pack as many new experiences into her tragically short life as possible. So although it is a depressing subject, I expected the… Read more »

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Review: Gretel and the Dark, Eliza Granville

Review: Gretel and the Dark, Eliza Granville

“Yes, life is hard,” whispers Erika, “but knowing about other people, other civilisations, other ways of living, other places – that’s your escape route, a magical journey. Once you know about these things, no matter what happens, your mind can create stories to take you anywhere you want to go.”… Read more »

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Review: The Lost Sisterhood, Anne Fortier

Review: The Lost Sisterhood, Anne Fortier

I must admit, I wasn’t crazy about Anne Fortier’s first Novel, Juliet. It was an ok read, but I expected more from the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet. Now in The Lost Sisterhood Fortier tackles another truly epic tale, Homer’s The Iliad. The Lost Sisterhood follows dual and parallel… Read more »

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Review: The One Plus One, Jojo Moyes

Review: The One Plus One, Jojo Moyes

I haven’t read a chick-lit book like this for a long time. I must be honest and say that I usually prefer a humorous take on romance (a-la-Bridget Jones) and steer clear of the soppy ‘you-are-the-love-of-my-life’ drivel (a-la-Danielle-Steele). I had never read a Jojo Moyes novel before, but had heard… Read more »

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Review: Kinder Than Solitude, Yiyun Li

Review: Kinder Than Solitude, Yiyun Li

“Though her life lacked the poignancy of great happiness and acute pain, she believed she had found, in their places, the blessing of solitude.” The premise of this story sounded so promising. A murder. A mystery. A secret. All ingredients for a intriguing and exciting read, yet after reading it… Read more »

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