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Month: July 2015

Science Fiction

Annihilation

By the time we were ready to cross the border, we knew everything… and we knew nothing. Area X has been controlled by the Southern Reach agency for thirty years. All anyone knows about the Event is that it was a military experiment gone wrong…

Young Adult

The Dead House

Carly and Kaitlyn Johnson share the same body. Carly gets the day and Kaitlyn gets the night. Carly was treated for dissociative identity disorder, presumed to be triggered by the death of her parents. Twenty-five years ago the school they attended burned down and Carly…

5 Star, General Fiction, Literary

All Involved

In 1992, when the white cops who beat Rodney King were acquitted of assault and walked away scot free, racial tensions in Los Angeles flared and triggered six days of rioting. In the South Central neighbourhood of Lynwood, another story plays out, telling the untold…

Books In

Incoming!

I haven’t had to read a book for book group in ages, either I’d already read it or I couldn’t make the meeting, so I have pre-bought the next three months’ worth and will try and read them promptly. There’s a couple of thrillers so…

Young Adult

Night School: Endgame

Endgame is the final book in the Night School series and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. Why couldn’t they have even a day to be normal kids in a normal school, with their A levels the biggest obstacle ahead of…

Uncategorized

Win Adventure Time Art Book!

Any fan of Adventure Time’s wonderful post-apocalyptic world will fall head over heels for the second volume of Adventure Time: The Original Cartoon Title Cards. This stunning book features the complete set of distinctive title cards from seasons three and four of the worldwide cult…

5 Star, Young Adult

One

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. This year, with their parents unable to afford home schooling any longer, they are going to high school. Prepared for cruelty and stares, they are not prepared for friendship. Or an impossible decision that will change everything. One is…

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UK Goodreads Giveaways

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb 25 copies, UK + Ireland Ends 30th July Half a War by Joe Abercrombie 40 copies, UK + Ireland Ends 26th July Beside Myself by Ann Morgan 5 copies, UK + Australia Ends 29th July Monsters by Emerald Fennell 20…