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Book Review: Larkswood

Larkswood had a main character that I could get behind which helped drive the plot of uncovering the past. The broken family coming together, still with fractures but trying to heal just really made me love this book so much.

Book Review: Kindred

This novel explores what Kindred actually means, what humans can endure, what they shouldn’t have had to endure at the hands of other humans, and shows parallels with the world today, how quickly we can forget history and the daily sacrifices that were made, just because someone looked different to someone else.

Book Review: A Wind in the Door

Charles Wallace has started school but it isn't easy as a child genius who intelligently discusses mitochondrion and the newly discovered farandolae with his scientist mother. To try to help her brother out, Meg visits her formal school's principal Mr Jenkins, not realising how much she will need her former principal to help assist in the next adventure.

Book Review: The Hours

Virginia Woolf, in the 1920s, is attempting to start a new novel which will become Mrs Dalloway. Laura Brown in the 1940s is a young wife and mother wanting to read her copy of Mrs Dalloway and in the 1990s, Clarissa Brown is putting the finishing touches on a party she is hosting for her friend that night, the friend that has nicknamed her 'Mrs Dalloway. All three women in The Hours have Mrs Dalloway in common. All three women are trapped. All three will let you into a day of their lives. That one day that makes up this novel will stay with you much longer. 

Book Review: Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening

Maiko Halfwolf is on a mission to discover her past and find out about this 'thing' that has taken up residence inside her that makes her do very bad things. Meanwhile, there is a raging war between humans and the arcanics (half-human, half-god), with the humans not behaving nicely and the arcanics desperate to survive the prejudiced world they live in. Evil witch cults, talking cats, half-fox children, a cat professor, a soul-destroying dark force and an angry young woman on a mission, What could go wrong? 

Book Review: Mask of Shadows

Once upon a time, Sallot Leon had a country, people and a family until a mass genocide took place in Nacea, all because the country happened to be caught in the middle of warring countries. Sal is now a thief, who finds out about a competition to become one of the Queen's deadly assassins. In doing so, Sal may just be able to find out what exactly was behind the obliteration of their country. When you have nothing left to lose and your deadly skills are being honed, who can you trust, what can you uncover and how do you stop yourself from becoming the very monster you hate?

Book Review: Mrs. Dalloway

A quiet novel that packs a punch as you spend a day with Mrs Dalloway who is preparing for a party. The life she has lived, the mistakes she has made, the men and women she has loved are all revived through her recollections while a young solider grasps to find a thread of sanity to hold onto. 

Book Review: The Cruel Prince

As a human growing up in the land of Faerie, you always have to be on guard. They may not MEAN to hurt you but they can do a lot of damage as Jude is well aware. However, Jude decides to take matters into her own hands and she has some tricks up her sleeve that the faerie folk won't seeing coming...

Book Review: The Changeling

The Changeling is a dark, adult, fairytale exploring, in depth, the legend of the changeling, a part of fairy folklore. What lengths would you go to, to keep your infant child safe? How far will you go for revenge if your child didn't remain safe? What if it was your fault all along? 

Book Review: Keep You Safe

Keep You Safe hits on every parent's worst nightmare. What happens if your child gets seriously ill? Whose fault is it? Is it the parent's who chose not to vaccinate their child? Or is the child allergic to the vaccination equally responsible? 

Book Review: Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours is based on the true story of the mistreatment, abuse and neglect of 'orphans' by the Tenessee Children's Home Society, under the 'guidance' of Georgia Tann. While the characters in the novel are fictional, their stories represent a few of the estimated 5,000 children were stolen between 1924 and 1950 by the Society.  It has been alleged that as many as 500 children died under Georgia Tann's 'care.'

Book Review: The Thirteenth Tale

It's a story about a bookseller turned amateur biographer. It's a story about twins. It's a story about siblings. It's a story about what lengths you are prepared to go for your family or what the love of your family members may cause you to do. It's about hidden identities. It's about a family. It's about a garden. It's about an old grand house falling apart as it's inhabitants do. It's a ghost story.