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Amelia Fang and the Half Moon Holiday
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Books for March 2019

A monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most excited to read (or have already read and think you should be excited for). Fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books are all included. Fiction A Ladder to the Sky (9781784161019) by John Boyne I’ve heard nothing but good about this from other …

The End We Start From
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The End We Start From

This is the first time I’ve come across the term cli-fi when describing a genre of fiction, I’ve usually classified books I’ve read about climate change disaster as speculative fiction, but cli-fi is much better. The End We Start From follows the female protagonist through a sudden climate incident which sees London, and by inference, …

The Power
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The Power

Naomi Alderman’s novel ‘The Power’ is a well-deserved winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017. Naomi takes the idea of a change to which gender holds the reins of power and moves it along logical lines to a logical outcome, the end of the book gives this logical progression a wonderful twist. One …

The Price Guide to the Occult
Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief
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Amelia Fang And The Memory Thief

Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief is another adventure for Amelia and her fangtastic friends, this time we may get to the root of the problems between Nocturnia and the Kingdom of Light. Just as we thought everything was going to be fine between the two kingdoms after Tangine found his mum and Amelia brought …

The Woman in Black
Book Review

The Woman In Black

The Woman in Black has always been a book that has been floating around my head as a book to read, talked about, mentioned when a good ghost story was required, but that I had never read, not even after the film with Daniel Radcliffe in it. This blog gives me an excellent excuse to …

Never Let Me Go
Book Review

Never Let Me Go

Melancholic. This is about the only word that can be used to describe Never Let Me Go, it is there from the start to the end. Always on the verge of crying. This is such a well-crafted elegy to the dead or those about to die. Nothing is clear and the characters see their lives …

The Book of Imaginary Beings
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The Book of Imaginary Beings

In 2018 (and still continuing now) I had set myself a challenge to read more books that were seen as classics (or by authors who are seen as authors to read) and more books that had been translated into English. The Book of Imaginary Beings fits nicely into both categories. Ostensibly a short survey of …