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A Real Cliffhanger!
Review of Cliffhanger - Jacqueline Wilson by popcandygirl102

Advantages: Excellent book, great for children
Disadvantages: None

Of course, this book is directed at children as Jacqueline Wilson is an outstanding children's author. I actually have almost every one of her books on my bookshelves! The story is about a young boy called Tim who is forced to go to adventure camp. Now, ... Read review

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Could do with being expanding on. by ravingreviewer
no t bad by thedevilinme

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13.10.2014 09:52
Dreams, ghosts, infidelity and espionage
Review of Set in Stone - Robert Goddard by JOHNV

Advantages: Gripping story
Disadvantages: Possibly straining credulity in places

Robert Goddard’s books generally follow a formula. A fairly ordinary person, usually down on his luck in some way or other, finds himself caught up in a situation not of his making which gradually progresses from the potentially difficult to the downrigh ... Read review

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vh by StewwyB
Super review by Listerbelle

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13.10.2014 04:54
Not So Fond Farewells
Review of The Long Good-bye - Raymond Chandler by hiker

Advantages: Style, story, character
Disadvantages: None

...You will know within the first few paragraphs whether or not you're going to enjoy it. If you're the kind of person who fully understands why some movies only work because they're in black and whi ... Read review

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An excellent review of a classic work. John by Coloneljohn
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12.10.2014 12:14
A Lost Love and A Lethal Lie
Review of Six Years - Harlan Coben by gothic_moon

Advantages: Fantastic writing style that brings characters to life and keeps you gripped
Disadvantages: Mushy and lacking believability at times, but done in a readable way

...go. Thankfully, Coben didn't disappoint. Six Years gives us his classic style and wit and entertains until the final page. On ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
Vh by danielalong

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12.10.2014 08:53
Stealing Phoenix - Book Review
Review of Stealing Phoenix - Joss Stirling by dragon747

Advantages: great read
Disadvantages: none

...it being the second book, Stealing Phoenix read very well as a standalone novel and I had no problem understanding the storyline. It was all in all, a very enjoyable rea ... Read review

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VH :-) by Scotlass712

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11.10.2014 15:49
YOU'VE GOT TO WONDER ABOUT SOME PEOPLE . . .
Review of Universally Challenged - Wendy Roby by Pmshack99

Advantages: funny, if you like silly answers you'll love it
Disadvantages: would be hard to read in one go as the format gets old

I'm a big fan of silly humour. Especially when it's completely accidental and/or based on utter stupidity. I've also always loved seeing outtakes of quiz shows or reading about silly answers contestants have given, occasionally because they've panicked, o ... Read review

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Great review :-) by Scotlass712
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10.10.2014 19:17
Didn't Live Up To Expectations
Review of The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova by missrarr

Advantages: Good story, well researched
Disadvantages: Feels cold and lacks characters that make you really care

...another Kate Mosse offering and the other was The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova. Kostova ... Read review

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my feelings exactly - I learnt a lot of facts etc from this book but was very disappointed - given the material and subject it should've been so much better! by spanielize
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10.10.2014 17:33
A history of witches
Review of The Witching Hour - Anne Rice by dawnymarie

Advantages: Seductive, sensual, powerful. No fluff. Tight plot. Engaging.
Disadvantages: Small font in some parts of the book.

The witching hour A Book By Anne Rice and part of The Mayfair Witch tales this book The witching hour tells all about the lives and history of this clan of witches and discusses the closely guarded legacy. Focusing on Deirdre who is the curr ... Read review

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Excellent review. by Dentolux

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09.10.2014 15:56
The Journey Of The Spirit
Review of Lonesome Traveler - Jack Kerouac by justarube

Advantages: Beautiful writing.
Disadvantages: None.

'Lonesome Traveler' by Jack Kerouac is one of my favourite books. I first discovered the author at the age of sixteen after a celebrity I liked mentioned that they loved Kerouac's most famous novel 'On The Road'. Since my local bookstore did not have 'On ... Read review

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Sounds fascinating! by Kukana
vh :o) by euphie
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09.10.2014 07:59
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Michaej J Sullivan: Hollow World not Shallow Word
Review of Hollow World - Michael J. Sullivan by cr01

Advantages: A good old fashioned science fiction world
Disadvantages: None for me

While I like fantasy fiction and read my full share, those stories of sword carrying heroes set in a world about 600 years behind ours can get a tad monotonous. How anyone can feed their brain with a 100% diet of the genre is beyond me. Thus when I heard ... Read review

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Not a genre that interests me in general but I'm quite tempted after reading this. by Kukana
Sounds interesting - and very well reviewed. by torr
exceptional

07.10.2014 18:27
Dark and brooding but not sparkly
Review of The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice by dawnymarie

Advantages: Engaging dangerous vampire. Brooding and sexy undertones. Tight plot. Well composed.
Disadvantages: Price remains high

...on By Anne Rice this is the second in the Vampire chronicles that she is famed for. Two adaptations to film did very well. This dark, adult, brooding tale ventures from Paris to New Orleans and dips it's toes into ... Read review

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Dark and fascinating... I love it!!! Very well reviewed :-) by Scotlass712
Impressive review. by Dentolux

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07.10.2014 11:46
Monstrous Regiment; Out of the closet and into the platoon
Review of Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett by ConnemaraBlend

Advantages: Understandable and enjoyable to readers across range of reading skills and language proficiency.
Disadvantages: You usually do better with Pratchett's work if you understand irony and sarcasm.

I have to be honest and be up-front about the fact that I absolutely adore the wordsmithing skills of Sir Terry Pratchett. His vocabulary, his use of nuances, his ability to sketch an entire landscape with a simple sentence is simply superb. I heartily en ... Read review

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I need to re-read this! by Kukana
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06.10.2014 15:46
Realistic horror book, but with inspirational characters as well.
Review of Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller - Bobby Adair by Marge3781

Advantages: Very believable,well written book.
Disadvantages: Leaves the reader in teh lurch waiting for book 2.

...a non-fiction children's book on ebola for my youngest son. I am afraid I would not have given this a second glance if I hadn't noticed the author's name. I've read Adair's first series "Slow Burn" and al ... Read review

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Sounds great, good review. by StewwyB
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06.10.2014 08:11
A little sleep - enducing
Review of The Somnambulist - Essie Fox by misspurple7

Advantages: Some good characters. Well written and evocative.
Disadvantages: A little dull and takes an age to get going

The Somnambulist is a book I picked up without really thinking - a bit of an impulse read. I didn't even know what a somnambulist was! The Author The novel was published in 2012 and was written by English author, Essie Fox, most known for G ... Read review

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Hmmmmmm.... Very helpful :-) by Scotlass712
Sounds like it appealed to you unconsciously when you bought it befitting the title :-). It sounds interesting and I like the coverart. I remember learning the use use of somnambulist from some hypnotists - to them it means someone of the mental disposition more likely to be hypnotized/influenced/impressionable and sadly to them 'a mark'. by ladyofflame

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02.10.2014 16:03
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Way of Kings is the next big upcoming book for the fantasy genre.
Review of The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson by MojoKodo

Advantages: Great story, keeps on reading page after page
Disadvantages: Some parts can be dull and make you want to skip to the exciting moments.

For myself being a very selective and picky reader I have found that Brandon Sanderson has yet to disappoint. In Way of Kings he satisfies every fantasy readers craving. Not only does he recreate an entire world, he creates a number of different races a ... Read review

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More information would be great. by ravingreviewer
good by thedevilinme

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01.10.2014 21:21
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