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The Gathering Dark - Book Review

Advantages: great read
Disadvantages: none

...A story set in a world inspired by the architecture and culture of tsarist Russia, A Gathering Dark was utterly fantastical! The characters were amazing, the plot twists had me gasping and the entire setting was simply magical – if Ravka was a real place, ...

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Review of The Gathering Dark - Leigh Bardugo

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I was Taken with this book!

Advantages: Original, exciting, mysterious
Disadvantages: Nothing

About the book Taken is the first book in the series of the same name by Erin Bowman. The book was published by Harper Teen on 16th April and it is 352 pages long. A e-book review copy was provided through Edelweiss. Synopsis (Taken from Goodre ...

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Review of Taken - Erin Bowman

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The First Snow

Advantages: Cute story, nice illustrations
Disadvantages: None

...lot of the books we have in our house are about animals in the snow, not sure why but we seem to collect a lot of them and this book, entitled The First Snow is another one in our collection. The first snow features a cute little deer as ...

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Review of The First Snow - M Christina Butler

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Life on the Other Side

Advantages: A clever concept, well-told, absorbing characterisation.
Disadvantages: Somewhat contrived in places, perhaps lacking the impact it should have.

This book, so reads the Guardian quote adorning its front cover, relates the story of "a moment in history that can't be told enough times". Falling within the already heavily-stuffed genre of war novels; specifically Holocaust literature, that statement ...

Puggers 08.04.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

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Who is that boy?

Advantages: mysterious, attractive cover, some strong characters
Disadvantages: takes some concentration

...For personal reasons, ones of which I shall not go into, I found myself spending the Christmas period in hospital. Now, even if you have never stayed overnight in a ward, I'm sure you can imagine how incredibly boring and lonely it would be, never mind st ...

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Review of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

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