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Truly Awful Book

Advantages: mystery draws you in
Disadvantages: pedophilia, abuse portrayed as love, tedious, stilted writing, boring

I absolutely hated this book. The only reason I got through it was that it was the chosen book for a book club I'm part of so I felt I couldn't just abandon it. If it weren't for the book club, I would have abandoned The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affa ...

87degrees 29.03.2016 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair - JoŽl Dicker

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The Great Christmas Knit Off

Advantages: A great read
Disadvantages: Cannot think of any

The main character in this book is Sybil and life is not going well for her when we start reading. She has been jilted at the alter by her fiance, who had decided to go with his twin sister instead - Sybil has kept her distance from both of them since. ...

jules.34 17.03.2016 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Great Christmas Knit Off - Alexandra Brown

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Tries to fuse Gossip Girl and Girls but ultimately falls short

Advantages: Readable
Disadvantages: Uninteresting, difficult to relate to characters, not much plot

...Review first published on http://whats--hot.net These Days Are Ours is a coming of age drama about Hailey, a recent graduate who is living at home with her parents (in their Fifth Avenue penthouse), trying to find a job and figure her life out. It is set ...

laurahartleyy 03.03.2016 ∑ Read full review
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Review of These Days Are Ours - Michelle Haimoff

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Loney-ness

Advantages: Hauntingly beautiful modern gothic
Disadvantages: None

...It's always a privilege when you're given an advance reading copy of something Ė and a real 'block' when you read the small print that says 'not for resale or quotation'. Fair comment on the resale bit, but when you get something as brilliant as ''The Lo ...

hiker 06.03.2016 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Loney - Andrew Michael Hurley

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The Marble Collector

Advantages: A Great Read
Disadvantages: Cannot Think of Any

I have read quite a few of Cecelia Ahern books before and have enjoyed them. Apart from 'PS I Love You', she doesn't write love stories, instead writing books that are a bit different - some of her books border on slightly supernatural. This one, howeve ...

jules.34 13.04.2016 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Marble Collector - Cecelia Ahern

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