Latest reviews in Modern Fiction Books »

Welcome to Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop of Dreams

Advantages: A brilliant read, lively characters and village life sounds idyllic.
Disadvantages: Cannot think of any

Rosie Hopkins is an auxiliary nurse - she does not have a permanent job but picks up shifts wherever she can. Rosie's great aunt has a sweet shop and is apparently not coping as she is elderly. Rosie is dispatched by her family (her mother, Angie, would ...

jules.34 08.09.2014 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Welcome to Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop of Dreams - Jenny Colgan

Would you read it again?

Story

Characters

Readability

How does it compare to ...

How does it compare to ...

Powerful,Gritty and a great read

Advantages: Great Characters
Disadvantages: None at all

So before I read this book I had never heard of John Williams, but seeing that this was in the Vintage Williams series I thought I ought to know him. From talking to my parents I understand that he wrote the classic novel 'Stoner'. While that book is set ...

bbicuk01 08.09.2014 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Butchers Crossing - John Williams

Would you read it again?

Story

Characters

Readability

How does it compare to ...

How does it compare to ...

A Song for Issy Bradley

Advantages: fantastic read
Disadvantages: Very sad in places

...This is another book that I saw on NetGalley that I liked the look of and thankfully my request for the book was granted.  While I was leafing through the chapter titles, I noticed a few were Biblical references which did put me off slightly as although I ...

euphie 02.09.2014 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of A Song for Issy Bradley - Carys Bray

Would you read it again?

Story

Characters

Readability

How does it compare to ...

How does it compare to ...

What would Mary Berry think of this book?

Advantages: Nice story, good characters
Disadvantages: See Review

While browsing NetGalley recently this book caught my eye as the title was so intriguing. I was happy when I was approved to download the book as it sounded like something I would enjoy.  This paperback was released in the UK on the 31st July, so it is a ...

euphie 01.09.2014 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of What Would Mary Berry Do? - Claire Sandy

Would you read it again?

Story

Characters

Readability

How does it compare to ...

How does it compare to ...

Want to freak out your kids this halloween? Give them this

Advantages: Well plotted short story, suitable content for the audience
Disadvantages: bit scary in places, some dialogue felt a bit out of place.

So... I Met a Demon is a short stand alone novel aimed at young adults. This is the third in a loosely linked series of books where a young male central character finds themselves in an unusual and unbelievable situation. Ben's story starts when he is 6 ...

cha97michelle 07.10.2014 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of So... I Met a Demon - Paul McAvoy

Would you read it again?

Story

Characters

Readability

How does it compare to ...

How does it compare to ...