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by Sarah Pinborough (Goodreads Author)
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The Death House
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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
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Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
Die Again: (Rizzoli & Isles 11)
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
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It’s a hard book for me to review. I want to talk about so many things that could reveal the surprise. It was a book group pick and I picked it up knowing absolutely nothing other than its presence amongst book awards last year. I don’t think I would ...more
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Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
by Pierce Brown (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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It’s always with some trepidation that I pick up a book that’s already loved by so many. I should really trust my spidey-sense, as Red Rising didn’t hit the spot (and I doubt I would have read it if not for the free copy I got at Nine Worlds). For me ...more
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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Paying Guests
by Sarah Waters
read in January, 2015
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Set between the wars, the period is a fascinating one. So many of the young men were lost, with the women left behind. Frances and her mother have been left with a big house and bills to pay in a time where women were only just coming round to the id ...more
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Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? by Timothy Verstynen
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Something that sounds like it could be jump on the bandwagon filler turns out to be an informative and accessible introduction to neuroscience. Authors Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek are both neuroscientists and zombie fanboys and they decided ...more
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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
by E. Lockhart (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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I loved this story of the girl who tries to turn prep-school patriarchy on its head. She’s not allowed to join the secret society her dad was part of, the one he’ll barely talk of. When her boyfriend starts excluding her too, she finds the perfect wa ...more
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The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen    Collins
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
by Stephen Collins (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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There’s really quite a sinister feel to the opening pages. In the land of Here everything is orderly, tidy. They are all afraid of There beyond the sea. I loved the drawings and the subtle humour. Plus a little lesson in letting go.
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Cracked by Eliza Crewe
Cracked (Soul Eater, #1)
by Eliza Crewe (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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This story of a teenage girl who eats human souls shows promise but just didn’t hit the spot for me. I did like the fact that the protagonist wasn’t sympathetic; she’s bordering on sociopathic. Her narrative starts out sarcastic and full of dark humo ...more
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