ARTICLES RELATING TO FICTION

Book review: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

2015-05-26 15:14

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is elegant, beautiful and pensive, which is not something I can often say of books that also happen to be fantastic thrillers.

Book review: The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister

2015-05-26 15:14

A richly woven, descriptive tale of a little bit of magic, rising above one’s circumstances, the power of what we are willing to believe, and continual new beginnings.

What would you do if you realised that the book you’re reading is all about you?

2015-05-05 11:18

Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental...

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Book review: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

2015-03-31 11:52

“ Samantha Shannon has created an intricate world, and as readers we get the sense that she’s only showing us the tip of the iceberg.”

Book review: The Doll Collection edited by Ellen Datlow

2015-03-31 11:37

The problem with dolls, basically, is it that they’re “too human and still not human enough”.

Book review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

2015-03-31 10:47

The follow up to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Hodkin’s Evolution of Mara Dyer is a story filled with nail-biting tension, intense creepiness and spine-chilling moments.

Book review: Lost & Found by Brooke Davis

2015-03-31 10:10

This quirky debut novel does not quite fit any mould, which is what makes it so touching and real.

6 psychological thrillers that we can’t wait to get our hands on

2015-03-06 15:43

We think these keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat reads sound like books worth adding to your collection.

Book review: Unteachable by Leah Raeder

2015-02-03 11:24

What would you do if you discovered that the man you had a one night stand with, is also your new film studies teacher?

 

Book review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

2015-05-26 15:14

Ten years after his exquisite best-seller Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro is back with another unique and unpredictable work of literary skill.

Book review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

2015-05-26 15:14

Tense, disturbing and all-together terrifying, Bird Box is the kind of horror novel that will have you suffering from the worst kind of anxiety ever.

New Cinderella Movie is Downton Abbey meets GoT - and it's beautiful!

2015-04-10 15:50

Who doesn't want to experience a bit of romance and magic once in a while? The new Cinderella movie is all that. And more.

Book review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

2015-03-31 13:51

Brand new suspense, Gone Girl style, by a slick, competent author.

An old tale draped in new skin: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

2015-03-31 11:46

A beautiful, bittersweet and delightfully subverted reimagining of a classic story that has been (and still is) enchanting both young and old since the age when fairy tales first began.

Book review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

2015-03-31 11:31

Big Little Lies: Think catty mothers, social snubs, schoolyard skandaal, little lies, big hatred and more twists than an aerial yoga class

Book review: Motive by Jonathan Kellerman

2015-03-31 10:25

“A fellow reviewer pointed out that, having read so many Kellermans, he thought he could outsmart the author with Motive. So did I. But we were both wrong.”

Why I avoid reading dark books

2015-03-10 14:42

Sometimes I simply refuse to read books dealing with harsh topics.

Book review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

2015-02-03 12:52

The wildly successful follow up to Rick Yancey’s award-winning dystopian fiction novel, The 5th Wave.

Book review: The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

2015-02-03 10:27

An exquisitely written book that combines meticulous historical research with elements of the supernatural and an independent, forward thinking young narrator in a time where women were expected to be nothing more that pretty decorations.

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