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Review: Letters to the End of Love, Yvette Walker

Review: Letters to the End of Love, Yvette Walker

 “There’s somewhere, isn’t there, between the bones and the flesh – not quite the mind, not quite the soul, where we keep those feelings we can’t bear to have, but there we must keep them, because they make us who we are.” As the title suggests, this novel consists of… Read more »

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Review: Even the Dogs, Jon McGregor

Review: Even the Dogs, Jon McGregor

(Winner of the 2012 International Dublin Literary Award) On a dismal winter’s day, somewhere in the midlands, the police discover a decaying corpse in a derelict apartment. This is Robert.  And so begins our journey through the underbelly of lower class England. Robert is a raging alcoholic whose wife and… Read more »

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Review: Surrender, Lee Nichols

Review: Surrender, Lee Nichols

I absolutely loved the first book in this series and subsequently devoured both Deception and the sequel Betrayal in a weekend. Unfortunately it was a good 12+ months until I got onto this final instalment and I found it much harder to get into.  I’m not to sure if it… Read more »

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Review: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

Review: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

Did you ever think we would be anything other than unbelievable? I have had both good and bad experience with YA angel novels in the past.  Firstly there is the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand with I absolutely loved, then there are books like Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick which… Read more »

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Review: The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

Review: The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

(Goodreads Choice 2012 Winner) Pagford is a seemingly idyllic town nestled in the picturesque English countryside. It has cobbled streets; a beautiful Victorian church; a glimmering river and is the kind of place where everybody knows your name. But underneath this pleasant façade is the ugly truth: Pagford is a… Read more »

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Review: Girl of Fire & Thorns, Rae Carson

Review: Girl of Fire & Thorns, Rae Carson

“Honor from death,” I snap, “is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrific. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is one that enables life.” This book has been on my to-read list… Read more »

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Review: Hallowed, Cynthia Hand

Review: Hallowed, Cynthia Hand

Our purpose on this earth is not one single event, an accomplishment we can check off a list. There is no test. No passing or failing. There’s only us, each moment shaping who we are, into what we will become. Sigh, what a beautiful novel.  Hallowed is the 2nd instalment… Read more »

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Review: Grave Mercy, Robin LaFevers

Review: Grave Mercy, Robin LaFevers

…and while I am Death’s daughter and walk in His dark shadow, surely the darkness can give way to light sometimes. This book was released shortly after I started book blogging and I seemed to see rave reviews for it everywhere.  I desperately wanted to read it and while it… Read more »

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