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Veronika Decides to Die
Veronika is a 24 year old Slovenian woman who one day decides to kill herself, apparently because (1) "everything in her life was the same and, once h...more
Aug 11, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
I've been on a dystopia roll recently, it seems. So here goes. This is supposed to be 1984 for children.

Jonas, the protagonist, is a 12 year old boy...more
Oct 03, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
Tender Morsels

I have to admit that the thing that first attracted me to this book was the wonderful cover art. However, for once, it appears that I was right to jud...more
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Let me first make a confession. I am one of the very very few people in the western world who has never seen the film. I am, of course, aware of the f...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Thinking is bad for you. The heroine of this novel, Rae Blaise or Sunshine, as she is better known, finds this out the hard way after she drives out t...more
Nov 04, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)
So, another series is over and, I'm afraid to say, for me the ending was just meh. Unfortunately, this appears to be the fate of so many series these...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
The Wasp Factory
Things I learned from this book:

- there are vicious killer rabbits out there, so watch out;

- you can make a bomb out of pretty much anything, even a f...more
Mar 08, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
The Blind Assassin
Have you ever done one of those big 5000+ piece jigsaw puzzles, ones that can take weeks to complete? When we were younger, my sister used to love the...more
Jul 21, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
The Woman in Black
I read this book mainly because I went to see the play at the Fortune Theatre in London a few weeks ago. The play was really good. It wasn't the scari...more
Feb 23, 2012
Oct 28, 2011
The Overcoat
I must have read this for school as a kid. I have definitely read it a very long time ago and I can't imagine I would have done so off my own back.

Aug 21, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Revolutionary Road
My husband and I have one of those relationships that a lot of people would refer to as fraught or even (dare I say it?) dysfunctional. We argue. A lo...more
not set
Dec 02, 2010
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories
This is a short story about a woman's descent into madness and I have just the t-shirt slogan for the protagonist:

Jul 06, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
Saint City Sinners (Dante Valentine, #4)
OK, so what can I say about this that I have not said about the previous instalments? Not much, I'm afraid. And that's not a good thing.

Pacing is sti...more
Jul 09, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Warning: this review is long and ranty and contains swearwords and possible spoilers (although I tried not to be too revealing).

So, for me, this book...more
Apr 14, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
Having just read and adored McKinley's Sunshine and The Blue Sword when I started this book, I was full of love for the author and expecting great thi...more
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Heartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4)
OK, so much as I love the characters, I have to admit I was a teensy bit bored throughout most of this book.

Alexia is very heavily pregnant in this la...more
Sep 24, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1)
Based on the author's name and the title I was fully expecting a neo-gothic monstrosity of red velvet, dripping blood and undying love. This sort of t...more
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Everything and the Moon (The Lyndon Sisters, #1)
Wow, I never thought I would give one star to a Julia Quinn book, but here we go.

I have been recovering from an operation for the past week or so. I...more
Sep 17, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
The Fault in Our Stars
I am generally pretty healthy. I have stayed in hospitals twice in my life, once when my daughter was born and once last summer when I had some fluke...more
Apr 13, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Dead Man Rising (Dante Valentine, #2)
Hmmm. This book was frustrating. It was much better than the first in many respects yet much more irritating in others.

The writing seems to have impro...more
Jul 04, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
The Fall of the House of Usher
**spoiler alert** Here's my abridged version:

Narrator: Damn, this house is creepy. *checks out reflection of the house in a pond* Yep, still creepy. I...more
Jun 16, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
The End of The World. Predicted, feared and keenly awaited by certain elements throughout human history. But the Big Bad that will swiftly dispatch us...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
This book is fantastic. It has that rare combination of gorgeously rich language and a complex engaging plot full to the brim of diabolical schemes, v...more
Jun 20, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
Goblin Market
What a peculiar story this is. Laura and Lizzie are two sisters who go to fetch some water every day and on their way they hear the cries of the gobli...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
I am the first to admit I am not the target audience for this book. A YA romance set in a boarding school in Paris with that cover and that title. Rea...more
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
Despite having seen a number of good reviews for this book, I was fully prepared to hate it. This is clearly based on a number of recent widely public...more
Jun 2011
May 04, 2011
Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid, #5)
After five books, I find that I no longer like or have any sympathy for either the heroine or the hero and cannot face the thought of another book ful...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
What Ms. Harris used to do well is tell a light, fun, uncomplicated mystery with some excellent sexual tension between light, fun, uncomplicated chara...more
Jun 24, 2011
May 03, 2011
The Kreutzer Sonata
This book encapsulates everything I hate about the sanctimonious pontificating hypocritical nob (technical legal term) that is Leo Tolstoy. The premis...more
not set
Feb 02, 2011
The Last Werewolf (The Last Werewolf, #1)
Once upon a time there lived a werewolf. And his name was Jacob. Uhhummm.

I suppose the idea was to take the paranormal genre conventions and to put th...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 08, 2011
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