Review of Wor Tomis the Polis by Tom Curry. This book took me down the road of nostalgia. The author is a North East lad, and I hail from the same part of the country. We begin with Tom’s early life and upbringing and I identified with every word of it. I was born at… Continue reading Review of Wor Tomis the Polis by Tom Curry.
By staff reviewer Laura Lyndhurst: I’m impressed by this debut young adult novel by author Sean Armstrong in that he’s tapped a vein in ideas that I haven’t come across. Which doesn’t mean that nobody else has done it, but I’ve read many genres and haven’t seen this before. Sometime in the future, a fledgling… Continue reading Review of The Green Girl and the Serum by staff reviewer Laura Lyndhurst
Synopsis: Bubbly Jaime Sanders flees to France as a housekeeper to Father Dante de Vere after receiving menacing letters in England, she believes she is safe. The village is secluded. It’s the perfect place to hide, and Jaime lowers her guard. But when the priest watches her every move, and the letters start up again,… Continue reading Review of Hyde and Seek by A.J Saunders.
This is a beautiful story that pulls you in and captivates you. It follows the fairy-tale format of a hard-luck, poor, family come good. And they all live happily ever after. We have the traditional wicked step-mother, who must be thwarted at all costs, her scheming and conniving is off the scale. And… Continue reading Review of The Mountain of Death by Imen Nouira.
One of the most brutally honest writers I’ve read. The story centres around a troubled teenage lad and the little girl he befriends—but this is no regular child. This book is a stunning portrayal of inner-city life in the ’70s. The author is a true Scot, but not the gentle highland kilted… Continue reading Review of Lily Poole by Jack O’Donnell
Without a doubt, one of my favourite books of the last twelve months. Let’s talk about the writing. This manuscript has been translated by the author from Thai. As I’ve found with other authors who have translated their manuscripts, the writing is excellent and far better than in many books—and that includes the native English/American… Continue reading Review of Racing Devil by P.J.Scarlet.
Repent at Leisure by Greta Harvey Synopsis: A pet food shop. Who would have thought it could hide such a murky story of violence and intrigue? Mal would never have taken that lift if he had known his fate. Years later, Cynthia may have even thought twice about embarking on a holiday with her cousin… Continue reading Review of Repent at Leisure by Greta Harvey
We open this first book in a three-book series with a glorious study of a young woman on the cusp of adulthood dealing with the pressure and tribulations of her mental health issues. Like many girls in this modern society, she feels abandoned by her absent father, but it’s more than that—she is different. We… Continue reading Book Review The Sensorians Awakening by Brigitte Morse-Starkenburg
This book is one of the most accomplished and technically well-written books I’ve seen this year. The author, Robin Roberts, knows one end of a submarine from the other, that’s for sure. And that’s where part of the excellence of this book lies. The author knows exactly what they’re talking about. The research is… Continue reading Review of Before the Storm by Robin Roberts
Charming. Sometimes I identify books by the first word that comes to mind when I think about them. In this case, the word is charming. This is a sensitively written Fantasy love story with a twist. We follow the life of Cely, a young girl forced into servitude in a grand palace. While this… Continue reading Review of From The Shadows by Caroline Muwaniri