Book Reviews

7 January 2013

Book Review- Love in the Present Tense by Catherine Ryan Hyde

This book really is an emotional journey to places you never thought you'd visit. For me, the character of Pearl was difficult to imagine. The characterisation is brilliant of her ...

24 December 2012

Book Review: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell

Outliers’ key purpose is to teach us to reevaluate how we define success and to expose the real reasons behind why certain individuals succeed while others do not. Gladwell provides ...

20 December 2012

Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold

Carter Beats the Devil is Glen David Gold’s first novel, and what a first novel it is. Set in 1920s America, the entire book is a whirlwind of magic, science and ...

19 December 2012

Book Review: One Moment One Morning by Sarah Rayner

The opening to the book is explosive, complex and highly emotional. The scene is set very quickly so that the reader has a sense of the atmosphere at the time ...

18 December 2012

Book review: Heaven Can Wait by Cally Taylor

It’s the night before Lucy and Dan’s wedding, and with Dan leaving Lucy alone, she decides to climb up to the attic to retrieve her gift for Dan. Only problem ...

17 December 2012

Book review- Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye (with book trailer)

Hearts in Darkness is about two strangers, Makenna/MJ and Caden who become trapped in an elevator, or lift, if you’re British, for a number of hours, encased in the tiny ...

5 December 2012

Book Review The Snow Child -Eowyn Ivey

As the days started getting shorter and evenings begun to get darker, I picked up this book and instantly wanted to read it as the cover showed a wintery, snowy ...

4 December 2012

Review: Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? (Lorrie Moore) By Kaisa Berg

‘My childhood had no narrative; it was all just a combination of air and no air: waiting for life to happen, the body to get big, the mind to grow ...

3 December 2012

Book review- On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Having enjoyed studying Zadie Smith’s White Teeth at A-level, I had high expectations when I eventually got around to reading On Beauty. Set in the fictional town of Wellington, On ...
26 November 2012

Book review: American Gods by Nail Gaiman

There are two kinds of books in this world. Literary types will try and tell you otherwise, but we’re just trying to sound clever, the truth is that there are ...
26 November 2012

Book Review: The Taint of Midas by Anne Zouroudi

Set in modern-day Greece, Zouroudi has created a dreamy masterpiece in her latest crime novel The Taint of Midas. Gabrilis Kaloyeros, a humble and ageing beekeeper, is killed in a ...
19 November 2012

Book review: A Family Affair by Mary Campisi

I came across this warm yet intriguing novel as a freebie on Kindle. The book has the meaning of ‘family’ as its premise: can we choose our family or is ...

13 November 2012

Book Review: Tuesday’s with Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson.

I was first introduced to this book a few weeks ago when a friend of mine bought it on the off-chance during a trip he was taking. I bought the ...

18 October 2012

The Saturday Supper Club Review

Wanted: Four amateur cooks to compete in a supper-club contest Rules: Four strangers, four weeks, four houses, four dinner parties. You might win: a cash prize. You might lose: your heart.   Eve had ...

18 October 2012

The Blind Assassin Review

Family secrets can date back generations and feelings of resentment can be carried over decades.   Iris Griffin is an elderly lady who is aware, that her time is coming to an ...

17 October 2012

Making It Big Review

Sharon is a little bigger than most women and so is very insecure about her weight next to her thin friend and work colleagues. She believes that the guy she ...

8 June 2012

Dan Smith's, The Child Thief: Review

  A little girl is then taken from the village and it is up to Luka and his sons to find her and bring her home. But the little girl is ...

8 June 2012

I heart London by Lindsey Kelk: Review

  I heart London fits the bill and this is good, it is worth reading on a long commute or if the sun is shining and you fancy having a relaxing ...

23 May 2012

Guillaume Musso's 'The girl on paper' review

So when I picked up this book in the office, having trawled through a rather large pile labelled ‘UNREVIEWED’ I didn’t hold much hope. I read the back and thought ...
19 April 2012

The Kingdom Of Childhood By Rebecca Coleman

Synopsis:You’ve fallen for your son’s best friend. You are a teacher. You are abusing your power, your responsibility…your student. You know it’s wrong but you cannot stop. A love story. ...

18 April 2012

The Girl On Paper: Guillaume Musso

Synopsis:Just a few months ago, Tom Boyd was a multi-million selling author, in love with a world-famous pianist. But after a very public break-up, he can’t write anymore, and is ...
17 April 2012

Mad About The Boy: Kath Drummond

Synopsis:Adam Olsen has it all- charm, charisma, Number One hits and hordes of adoring fans. He also has a long-term girlfriends who has been with him since his penniless days, ...

16 April 2012

The Fame Game: Lauren Conrad

Synopsis:In Hollywood, fame can be found on every corner and behind any door. You just have to know where to look for it. Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for ...
16 April 2012

Confessions of an Essex Girl: Becci Fox

Synopsis:‘So you think because you’ve watched TOWIE you’ve got us Essex girls figured out? You don’t know the half of it. Events in this book are so shameless that I’ve ...