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The Devil in Green (Dark Age, #1)
Set in an alternate contemporary Britain where the trappings of modern life that we are so used to have been rendered redundant by the re-emergence of ...more
Dec 2008
Nov 24, 2010
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
I was really looking forward to reading this book, but was ultimately very, very disappointed.

As many other reviewers have pointed out, it could serio
Jan 16, 2012
Feb 26, 2011
Ben, In the World: The Sequel to the Fifth Child
**spoiler alert** Ben, In the World has much less of a sci-fi/horror feel to it than The Fifth Child. In that book, Ben is treated as the "monster" an ...more
not set
Nov 24, 2010
Hangman Blind (An Abbess of Meaux Mystery, #1)
First, a disclaimer. I don't like detective fiction. I was anticipating at least a bit of historical escapism, but my hopes were dashed by the author' ...more
Feb 02, 2009
Nov 24, 2010
The Virgin's Lover (The Tudor Court, #5)
Philippa Gregory brings the intrigue and scandal of Tudor Court to vivid life with authenticity and flair. Dialogue rings true and characters are hist ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Nov 24, 2010
On Chesil Beach
A heartwrenching study of post-war sexual and social mores. The stilted and desolate setting perfectly reflects the enforced emotional restraint of bo ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Nov 24, 2010
Geek Love
I had heard some fairly hyperbolic things about this from a friend and read it fully expecting to have my life changed by it - unfortunately I was rat ...more
Dec 24, 2008
Nov 24, 2010
Predator's Gold (Mortal Engines Quartet, #2)
If only there had been books like this around when I was younger. Like Mortal Engines, the book moves at an extraordinary pace and events are never pr ...more
Jan 15, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
The Boleyn Inheritance
I absolutely love the way Gregory develops the characters over the course of this book. The readers first impressions are completely confounded by the ...more
Jun 07, 2010
Dec 06, 2010
The Graveyard Book
Oh Neil Gaiman, how many ways do I love you? Another brilliant portrayal of childhood trauma made good. Flawless pacing and characterisation. I was em ...more
Jun 18, 2009
Nov 24, 2010
The Gentle Art Of Domesticity
Middle class woman harping on about her previous life as an independent and feminist wine connoisseur and how lovely it is to stay at home crocheting ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Nov 24, 2010
Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast
I love the shipping forecast. To an unhealthy extent, some might say. I also hate travel books. This one succeeded in sucking the romance right out of ...more
May 14, 2009
Nov 24, 2010
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)
One of the very few books that I couldn't bear to finish. I found both the dialogue and the characterisation extremely cliched, clunky and unbelievabl ...more
Jul 17, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales, #1)
I love the world that Holly Black has created. The characters are utterly believable, if not always loveable. This is dirty, unapologetic urban fantas ...more
Aug 28, 2009
Nov 24, 2010
The Dark Mirror (The Bridei Chronicles, #1)
A wonderful evocation of a very mysterious period of Scottish history. The characters without exception are beautifully drawn and believable.
Apr 05, 2009
Nov 24, 2010
The Revenge Of Gaia: Why The Earth Is Fighting Back   And How We Can Still Save Humanity
Lovelock presents some very thought-provoking and often radical ideas. He is a true free-thinker of the first order!
Dec 24, 2009
Nov 24, 2010
Hell and Earth (Promethean Age, #4)
I haven't been so sad to leave an imagined world for a very long time. Having read all the Promethean Age books, I must say that this is my favourite. ...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
Carbonel: The King of Cats (Carbonel, #1)
I adored this book as a child. Sadly when re-reading it the magic just wasn't quite there.
Jun 20, 2009
Nov 24, 2010
The Court of the Air (Jackelian, #1)
I actually never finished this book, which is extremely rare for me.
Sep 2009
Nov 24, 2010
The Tenderness of Wolves
Such a promising start. The bleak and unsettling atmosphere of frontier Canada is an evocative backdrop and I found myself intrigued by the disparate ...more
Apr 20, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
Witch Light
Oh my - how much did I love this book? I loved it so much that I stopped reading it halfway through, so that I could save it.
Nov 23, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
Darklight (Wondrous Strange, #2)
Sep 05, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
not set
Nov 24, 2010
Blood and Iron (Promethean Age, #1)
Feb 03, 2012
Feb 26, 2011
Whiskey and Water (Promethean Age, #2)
Feb 19, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
The Day of the Triffids
not set
May 21, 2011
The Child Garden
not set
Aug 12, 2012
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories
Jul 27, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
A Three Dog Life
Oct 19, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
We Are at War: The Diaries of Five Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times
Jul 15, 2009
Nov 24, 2010
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