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Crucible of Time by Jeffrey A. Carver

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December 9, 2019

I was given a copy of “Crucible of Time” for an honest review, and I want to thank everyone involved with this treat. “Crucible of Time” is the sixth book in the series, and I have not read any of the previous novels, so I came into the story…


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Fantasy Genre Reviews

Smoke and Rain by V.S Holmes

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December 9, 2019

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review, and I’d like to thank V.S Homes and their team for thinking of me! I appreciate an opportunity to read something with a new and exciting twist to dark epic tales.

Let me start with my first…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Tenant – Katrine Engberg

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December 9, 2019

Succession

Katrine Engberg’s debut Scandinavian noir thriller, The Tenant is a gritty crime mystery with a riveting plot that is intricately constructed. Katrine bases her story in Copenhagen and crafts a Nordic atmosphere that is uniquely styled and vividly portrays the location in all its sweeping facets.

Julie Stender is a young woman…


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Childrens Fantasy Historical Fiction

Animal Farm – George Orwell

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December 5, 2019

Elucidation

An extremely famous and popular book that carries a major political message. Essentially Animal Farm is a parody of communism from the Bolshevik revolution, to the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin. Beyond the obvious, we can see that this is a tale as relevant today as it was in…


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Literary Fiction

My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

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December 5, 2019

Emancipation

My Sister’s Keeper is a hugely compelling novel that explores an agonising moral dilemma of doing everything possible for your child – but can you choose between your children. It is heart-breaking, sensitive, compassionate and superbly written to bring a serious illness and portray it through a novel.

The premise is…


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Fantasy Genre Literary Fiction Reviews Supernatural Young Adult

Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster

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December 2, 2019

Today I am reviewing a book filled with magic, mystery, and charm. The name of this lovely novel is “Esme’s Wish” by Elizabeth Foster, and I found this book charming. Elizabeth kindly asked me to give this an honest review, and she sent me a copy to read.

To…


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The Lies We Hide – S. E. Lynes

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December 1, 2019

Preservation

The Lies We Hide is a disturbing, heart-breaking and cleverly observed story of abuse and its repercussions on a family. This family drama delves into the moments that constitute the obvious physical abuse from a cruel husband but also the malignant psychological torment and fear that affects the whole family.

Carol…


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All the Rage – Cara Hunter

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November 26, 2019

Malice

A modern police investigation thriller full of dark suspense and intrigue, around moral dilemmas that will and rightfully propel this book to bestseller status. All the Rage is a crime drama that conjures a complex plot with crafted layers for puzzle solvers facing surprise and misdirection at every turn.

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The Help – Kathryn Stockett

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November 24, 2019

Servility

This is a book that delivers on several levels: it is an entertaining and engrossing novel with drama, humour and sadness, but it also causes us to reflect on deeply moral and racial issues. While racism has existed for a long time and continues to unfold, the story provides…


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Horror Supernatural

The Poor and the Haunted – Dustin McKissen

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November 20, 2019

Liberation

The Poor and the Haunted is a psychological drama that is enthralling, full of suspense and possesses a supernatural dimension that may lead to horrors as the story unfolds.

Jimmy Lansford is the protagonist of the story which is told over two time periods; as a young boy of…

Peter Donnelly
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