Monthly Archives: November 2016

Book Review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

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For Ishiguro’s first novel in ten years this packs a good ol’ punch! Wow, I loved this book it is firmly on my re-read pile (does anyone else have one of these?).

The story, and it is a story in the traditional sense, is narrated by a third person who sets the scene – forthe more modern reader -of anEngland (post the legend of King Arthur)where”icyfogs hung over rivers and marshes, serving all too well the ogres that were then still native to this land“. But do not fear:”ogres were not so bad provided one did not provoke them“. There is a mist that descends this version of England created by the breath of a mythological dragon which keeps all in a permanent state of amnesia.

We join two protagonists: husband and wife Beatrice and Axl who one daydecide on embarking on a mission to find…

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The Paper Towns we live in

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Children Shouldn’t Play With Deadthings

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This book was amazing.

Here is Ember a 17 year old girl with a passion for the dead, her father suddenly dies and her long lost “family” pops up to save her from this smoking hot guy. Who would have thought that you would wake up one day and question whether or not your human but that’s exactly what happens when she gets dumped into a house filled with Werewolves, witches, a reaper, a banshee and an adorable faery. Will she be able to control this enormous power building inside of her?

I love how the storyline flows keeping you just around the corner until BOOM something happens. Half the time it’s not even what you expect to happen.

I love Ember, she is so strong willed and yet still needs that caring family to snuggle with. Her instant chemistry with Mace is brilliant and I loved them together from…

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Book Review: Opaque by Cālix Leigh-Reign

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Title: Opaque (#1 Scion Saga)

Author: Cālix Leigh-Reign

Publisher: Nnylluc Book Group LLC

Genre: Sci Fi-| Fantasy | Young Adult

Release Date: October 22, 2016

Summary from Goodreads

Highly controversial debut novel by Cālix Leigh-Reign is taking the nation by storm! For those who’ve been craving an untapped damsel-in-distress-less Sci-Fi niche – Opaque delivers in this gripping page-turner involving mutated Limbal rings,biokenretic anomalies, mental dysfunction, perplexing Russian ancestry & romance.Cālix takes us on an adventure that begins when 16 year old misanthropic Adam Caspian unknowingly reaches biokenretic puberty, and his supernatural abilities awaken to save him from his murderous intentions. His every thought revolves around the extinction of the human race until mysterious Afro-Russian Carly Wit stumbles into his English class one morning. Adam notices something otherworldly about her immediately but denies the bio-synch taking place inside of him. As he resists their blossoming love, he battles with unnatural thoughts…

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The Joyce Girl by Annabel Abbs

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Lucia Joyce is the daughter of famed author James Joyce. A passionate, joyful young woman with a real zest for life. As the story unfolds you journey with Lucia as she tries to find her place in the work under the shadow of her Father. A marvellous dancer and artist in her own right. This story delves into the fictionalised life of Lucia Joyce. With compassion and creativity Annabel Abbs guides you through the disappointment and heartbreak that ultimately lead to Lucia’s downward spiral.

It only takes a few chapters to realise that Annabel Abbs is an amazing writer. Her characters were well-rounded and had true conviction. With an amazing array of supporting characters with wildly different views and diverse backgrounds, this book was full of life and emotion.

The vibrancy of 1920’s Paris as this books main setting made the story come alive. With outstanding research conducted this book…

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