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The Book of Strange New Things is not for me

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

Genre: Science Fiction; Literary Fiction Publication Date: 28 October 2014 Source: Purchased Synopsis from the Publisher: “It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by…

Little Deaths – Tragic and timely

Little Deaths by Emma Flint

Genre: Historical Fiction; Thriller; Crime Publication Date: 17 January 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “It’s 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone–a single mother who works long hours as a cocktail waitress–wakes to discover her two small children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy, have gone missing. Later that day, Cindy’s…

History of Wolves – Don’t let the title fool you

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 3 January 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: One of the most daring literary debuts of the season, History of Wolves is a profound and propulsive novel from an urgent, new voice in American fiction. Teenage Linda lives with her parents in the austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned…

Book Review – Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth

Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth

Title: Killfile Author: Christopher Farnsworth ISBN: 9780062416407 No. of Pages: 336 Genre: Thriller Origins: William Morrow Release Date: 9 August 2016 Synopsis: “John Smith possesses a special gift that seems more like a curse: he can access other people’s thoughts. He hears the songs stuck in their heads, knows their most private traumas and fears,…

Book Review – The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

Title: The Sunlight Pilgrims Author: Jenni Fagan ISBN: 9780553418873 No. of Pages: 288 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Origins: Hogarth Release Date: 19 July 2016 Synopsis: “It’s November of 2020, and the world is freezing over. Each day colder than the last. There’s snow in Israel, the Thames is overflowing, and an iceberg separated from the Fjords…

Book Review: The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone

The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone

Title: The Loose Ends List Author: Carrie Firestone ISBN: 9780316382823 No. of Pages: 352 Genre: Young Adult; Contemporary Fiction Origins: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date: 7 June 2016 Synopsis: “Seventeen-year-old Maddie O’Neill Levine lives a charmed life, and is primed to spend the perfect pre-college summer with her best friends and young-at-heart…

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Talking on Twitter leads to some of the most interesting discussions…and challenges. Dared to post one-sentence reviews on all of my outstanding reviews for 2015 or earlier books, I not only accepted the dare but had fun knocking out so many reviews in one go. Enjoy!   ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** **********

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Book Review – Things Half in Shadow by Alan Finn

Things Half in Shadow by Alan Finn

Title: Things Half in Shadow Author: Alan Finn ISBN: 9781476761725 No. of Pages: 448 Genre: Historical Fiction; Suspense Origins: Gallery Books Release Date: 30 December 2014 Bottom Line: Skip it Synopsis: “Postbellum America makes for a haunting backdrop in this historical and supernatural tale of moonlit cemeteries, masked balls, cunning mediums, and terrifying secrets waiting…

Book Review – Saint Brigid’s Bones by Philip Freeman

Saint Brigid's Bones by Philip Freeman

Title: Saint Brigid’s Bones: A Celtic Adventure Author: Philip Freeman ISBN: 9781605986326 No. of Pages: 336 Genre: Historical Fiction Origins: Pegasus Books Release Date: 15 October 2014 Bottom Line: Not as good as I was hoping it would be Synopsis: “In ancient Ireland, an island ruled by kings and druids, the nuns of Saint Brigid…