Genre: Contemporary

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Review: Side Effects May Vary, Julie Murphy

Review: Side Effects May Vary, Julie Murphy

I find after getting involved with reviewing and Goodreads that I’m inundated with books I’m desperate to read, fantastic books for the most part as I’ve gotten better at reading between the lines of book blurbs and other reviews at sifting out books I will generally like.  What all these… Read more »

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Review: Panic, Lauren Oliver

Review: Panic, Lauren Oliver

She thought all you needed to do – all any of them needed – was to get out. But maybe you carried your demons with you everywhere, the way you carried your shadow. This was such an enjoyable and engrossing contemporary novel.  I absolutely loved the Delirium series and while Panic… Read more »

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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: Perfect, Rachel Joyce

Review: Perfect, Rachel Joyce

This is a story about time. How a few seconds can alter lives forever. Byron Hemming is concerned after his friend James tells him that two seconds are going to be added to time. He becomes convinced that this is unnatural and is sure to result in some disastrous consequences…. Read more »

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Review: The Book of Someday, Dianne Dixon

Review: The Book of Someday, Dianne Dixon

Never judge a book by its cover. We all know the idiom well. However, I am afraid, that on this occasion I did judge the book by its cover. A beautiful and interesting image and a title that really appealed to me: The Book of Someday. How much possibility lay… Read more »

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Review: The First Third, Will Kostakis

Review: The First Third, Will Kostakis

I am 50% Greek. So reading The First Third was like attending one of our massive family reunions with the second cousins, the third cousins, the yiayia’s, papou’s, the excited Greek chatter (which I did not understand) and the food – always so much food! Kostakis introduces us to a… Read more »

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Review: A Serpentine Affair, Tina Seskis

Review: A Serpentine Affair, Tina Seskis

After reading this novel the first thought that came to my mind was a quote from Hamlet: “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”. Only with A Serpentine Affair, something is rotten in Hyde Park! The story follows seven university friends over a period of 25 years. Since graduating,… Read more »

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