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An Improvement On The White Queen
Review of The Red Queen - Philippa Gregory by missrarr

Advantages: More depth than The White Queen, better characterisation
Disadvantages: I still think the whole story benefitted form being drawn together in the BBC adaptation

...and so it was that The Red Queen appeared in my life, something that I wouldn't have predicted on the basis of my feelings on The White Queen (also reviewed). Both stories were drawn togethe ... Read review

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I see a lot of people reading this when I commute to work! by ryeb
I love her books. =) Louise. by CoffeeQueen68

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29.06.2014 19:29
Keep telling yourself it's only fiction...
Review of Like This For Ever - Sharon Bolton by JEFFJEN

Advantages: Great story and characterisation
Disadvantages: None

...vctims are all boys, just like him and that their bodies were found on the Thames river banks nearby and is sure the killer will st ... Read review

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Excellent book review. R. by RICHADA
Well reviewed x by jojoborne
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29.06.2014 15:57
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Pompous twit in space.
Review of The View From The Imperium - Jody Lynn Nye by Coloneljohn

Advantages: Humorous space opera.
Disadvantages: Some will be put off by the science fiction label.

The publicity blurb about this book says:- “P. G. Woodhouse meets space opera, as Ensign Thomas Innes Loche Kinago, fresh from the Academy is given his first command. A crumb from the upper crust, he's eager to uphold the traditions of his family, and in ... Read review

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I know the feeling! by spanielize
An excellent review! Ann by anwar
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29.06.2014 09:24
Iggety, Ziggety, Zaggety, ZOOM!
Review of Room on the Broom - Julia Donaldson by daylehall

Advantages: Lovely story, great pictures
Disadvantages: I really can not think of any!

...favourite book recently has been Room On The Broom which is written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Julia Donaldson is more famous for writing th ... Read review

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Still have to get round to the kids reading this!xx by Chippytarka
nicely done by hiker

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26.06.2014 20:31
A great Romance story with a new twist
Review of Bully - Penelope Douglas by RebeccaLovesBooks

Advantages: Interesting twist on the genre. Had me coming back for more
Disadvantages: None for me

'Jared indulged in my misery like it was candy. He had fed me to the wolves time and again,reveling in the unhappiness he caused. Jared, my friend, was completely gone, leaving a cold monster in his place.' Plot Tatum Brandt and Jared Trent were o ... Read review

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Great review. by Icypink
Great review by alliewallie
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26.06.2014 12:46
A spine chilling story which leads you to question what you'd do?
Review of The Killing Hour - Lisa Gardner by NatalieAnnxo

Advantages: Has you hooked from the start. You question your own actions if put in the situation of the victim
Disadvantages: There is the typical romance story intertwined to which is quite typical and perhaps not needed.

...fantastic introduction to ease into the beautiful mind of this author. Before I begin to summarise t ... Read review

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Sounds very gripping. by ladyofflame
Welcome to Ciao! by ravingreviewer

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26.06.2014 10:16
This will do you good, Grandma
Review of George's Marvellous Medicine - Roald Dahl by mikeyc123

Advantages: well written, fun to read
Disadvantages: none for me

Now there can’t be many people in the UK of my age (35 isn’t old – despite what the kids I teach tell me) that can honestly say have never read a Roald Dhal book. I read this one many years ago and when the set of Dhal’s books were on sale at £16 via the ... Read review

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Roald Dahl can do no wrong. Well reviewed. by torr
VH by AnneLorraine1

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24.06.2014 17:16
Code Name Verity - So Much Better than I Expected
Review of Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: History brought to life, interesting and exciting
Disadvantages: some may find slow start difficult

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein About the Author: Elizabeth Wein was Born in New York City in 1964, moving to England when she was three, growing up in Britain, Jamaica the USA. Wein currently lives in Scotland with her family where she has been si ... Read review

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VH by Listerbelle
great review by misspurple7
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24.06.2014 14:10
A good book for fans of The Walking Dead
Review of Red Hill - Jamie McGuire by RebeccaLovesBooks

Advantages: Great apocalyptic backdrop. Building tension.
Disadvantages: Slow in places.

'Before the outbreak, there was never enough time. Now, the days dragged on, and I felt more and more alone, wondering if I was the only person left alive.' Plot Single mother Scarlet fights an everyday battle raising her two daughters. Nathan has ... Read review

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VH :) by LiveMusicLoverLyn
VH by AnneLorraine1
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24.06.2014 09:12
The Night Before Was Disappointing...
Review of The Night Before - Lisa Jackson by gothic_moon

Advantages: Complexity via a large web of characters keeps you guessing
Disadvantages: Style of writing could have been better, annoying romantic element, somewhat flimsy plot

...I came across it in the library. Unfortunately, I’d forgotten about her writing style whilst thinking this; although a relatively recent crime thriller author (you could do fa ... Read review

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An excellent review. John by Coloneljohn
Very well described, sounds like a gripping story though difficult to tell adequately as you've said about the writing style. by ladyofflame
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23.06.2014 14:49
Meeting the animals in Acorn Wood
Review of Tales From Acorn Wood Three lift-the-flap stories by xmum2fourx

Advantages: My children enjoy it, chance for little one to join in
Disadvantages: None

Tales from Acorn Wood We love Julia Donaldson so when I came across this lift-a-flap story trio I decided to add it to our collection. This book is aimed at babies and young toddlers and contains three different stories from the series Tales from ... Read review

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Well reviewed. by torr
Great review by wazza115
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22.06.2014 21:03
Yum Yum!
Review of Yum Yum! - Yusuke Yonezu by littleowlski

Advantages: Easy to read, striking illustrations, added element of fun with cutouts
Disadvantages: Dodgy punctuation, not really got a story to it

Born in Tokyo, Yusuke Yonezu began his career in illustration and design in order to help his father's shoe-making business. After turning his attention to children's books, he has now written, illustrated and contributed to around fifteen children's book ... Read review

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Well reviewed. by torr
Nice review! :) by Georgieex
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18.06.2014 12:39
If You're Happy and You Know It... Read It Again!
Review of If You're Happy and You Know It! - Jan Ormerod by littleowlski

Advantages: Fun to read, can do excellent actions and noises to it
Disadvantages: You'll end up reading it several times a day and counting...

Jan Ormerod's fantastic children's books have quickly become firm favourites with my toddler. Their bright pictures and simple yet exuberant stories seem to appeal to both my 19 month old daughter AND her 30 year old father. Time after time, I find the tw ... Read review

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Great review xx by sweetdaisy
Sounds like a good book, well enjoyed and interesting points about the language. by ladyofflame

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16.06.2014 21:50
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Soulless
Review of Soulless The Girl in the Box Book 3 - Robert J. Crane by euphie

Advantages: Well written, decent paced book
Disadvantages: Hard to follow in places, would need to read the first two books to understand the story

This is the third book in the ‘Girl in a Box’ trilogy by Robert J Crane.  I recently got the books 1 – 3 free through Amazon Kindle.  I had read the first book a while ago, which I had also got free, but didn’t feel the story was interesting enough to buy ... Read review

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Excellent book review xXx by Deesrev
Super read. by Absinthe_Fairy
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16.06.2014 09:33
Smaller sized annual with long stories but few puzzles
Review of Rupert Annual 1974 Daily Express - Alex Cubie by rolandrat123

Advantages: Lovely nostalgic annual, cute stories
Disadvantages: Not many puzzles

The Book Number 76 and published in 1974. Hardcover: 115 pages Daily Express. Beaverbrook Newspapers and printed in Great Britain. ASIN: B000IZ1WK4 Smaller size annual - 7.25 x 10 inches. The Book in Detail The book contains four storie ... Read review

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excleenty by thedevilinme
great x by sparkleychel
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16.06.2014 08:15
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