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Archive | Reviews

Review of Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill

Dracula has risen and the agents of Department 19 are in danger of being hunted by the very forces they swore to protect humanity from. A countdown has begun and once zero hour hits Dracula will be at full power and once his pinnacle is reached he will be an unstoppable force. Already vampire activity […]

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Review of Dark Continent, My Black Arse

Sihle Khumalo is my new hero. This man went from Cape to Cairo by public transport  only. Look I’m going to sound mean but Africa isn’t known for its excellent public transport so I say kudos or give that man a bells for actually leaving a young child and his wife behind to follow his […]

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Review of Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is one of the best young adult books around. It’s a mix of espionage, action, peer pressure and swear words. Look, I know, I know: how can you compliment a book that has foul language? But sometimes authors need it to make a book or situations more authentic. Sometimes for me […]

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Review of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon Paige Mahoney is an outcast in a world where her innate clairvoyance is regarded with fear and revulsion by the “normal” majority. She lives in a future London, one of several cities under the control of a political power called Scion. Scion’s sole governmental aim seems to be the […]

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Review: The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones

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Roma, Kentucky is a small American town where nothing really happens. That is, until October 1993, when the peace of this quiet town is shattered. Emily Houchens is a thirteen year old 8th grader at Roma Middle School; intelligent, yet withdrawn due to her weight. She also has a crush on Christopher Shelton, one of […]

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Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film By Marisha Pessl Reviewed by Gareth Robertson   Sovereign, deadly, and perfect. Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova has produced some of the most darkly disturbing visuals ever committed to film. Likened to a walk through hell, a baptism by fire, his work has garnered an intense underground following comprised of secret screenings, a […]

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Review of Reviver by Seth Patrick – Win 1 of 5 signed copies!

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REVIVER by Seth Patrick Reviewed by Lavinia Clack Exclusive Books,Midlands [Spoilers ahead!] Revivers are able to wake the recently dead… Meet Jonah Miller, a brilliant young forensic reviver haunted by the death of his mother twelve years earlier, where his ability first came to light. Having just returned to work after a long absence, he […]

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Exclusive Books Recommends: Titles for July

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The Exclusive Books Recommends July selection is definitely the best escape from the icy winter. The winter freeze means that the best place to be is indoors, preferably besides a fire with a mug of hot chocolate! These books will keep you going as they stoke the fire of your imagination and warm your heart: […]

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Review of Blood & Beauty by Sarah Dunant

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Blood & Beauty By Sarah Dunant A Review by Gareth Robertson Steeped in accusations of greed and nepotism, rich with tales of murder and adultery, the reign of Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, stands as possibly the most controversial in the history of the Catholic Church. As Bishop of Rome between 1492 and 1503, the […]

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Review of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie arrived with a great deal of literary street cred: it had been recommended by Oprah, who can still make or break books with just a blog post. It came with a stunning recommendation from Marilynne Robinson, Orange Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner. Comparisons are being made to inimitable Nobel Prize […]

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