Genre: Adult Fiction

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Review: Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

Review: Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

I hadn’t read a crime novel in quite some time. When I was a teenager I gorged myself on James Patterson and it seemed to sate my ‘who-dunnit’ appetite for quite a long time. However, the plot of M.J. Arlidge’s Eeny Meeny seized my attention, and I found myself once… Read more »

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Review: Dark Eden, Chris Beckett

Review: Dark Eden, Chris Beckett

On the sunless world of Eden, a small group of humans live among the warm, glowing trees and six-legged creatures. Several generations ago, a ship arrived on Eden by accident. After they tried to repair the damage, the crew decided to try to return to Earth, but two remained –… Read more »

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Review: The Golden Key Chronicles, AJ Nuest

Review: The Golden Key Chronicles, AJ Nuest

A steamy romantic fantasy set both in our world and in an ancient realm, The Golden Key Chronicles is made up of four novellas of about a hundred pages each. Rowena, an antiques dealer in modern-day America, takes delivery of an ancient armoire that is more than it seems. It… 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: 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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Review: Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Review: Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

This is going to be very difficult to review without giving some spoilers away, especially since I am bursting to discuss that ending. Luckily, Gone Girl is our Book Club choice for May, so thankfully I will be able to delve into the strange tale to my heart’s content. This… Read more »

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Review: Luminous Chaos, Jean-Christophe Valtat

Review: Luminous Chaos, Jean-Christophe Valtat

A year has passed in the polar city of New Venice, and recent elections mean that Brentford Orsini is no longer the Regent Doge. His successor decides to remove him and several of his supporters from the picture by sending him to set up a diplomatic mission in Paris. Psychomotive… Read more »

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Review: The Turning, Tim Winton

Review: The Turning, Tim Winton

“Time doesn’t click on and on at the stroke. It comes and goes in waves and folds like water; it flutters and sifts like dust, rises, billows, falls back on itself.” Tim Winton is a beloved Australian author. I have only read one other novel by him (Breath), and I… Read more »

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