THE SUNDAY REVIEW | BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS – RENEE CARLINO

Before We Were Strangers - Renee Carlino

  I’ve heard Renee Carlino’s name around for a while now, but never got around to any of her books. I went in with only a vaguely fuzzy idea of what the book was about, mostly because I was bored one day, and it was there. It’s the story of first love, loss and the unexpected turns life takes. We… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | BORN WEIRD – ANDREW KAUFMAN

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  I thought this book was going to be quirky going into it, but I was still surprised. This is the story of the Weird family, five siblings whose lives have been overshadowed by unique character traits that have both protected and hamstringed them. We first meet Angie, who has been called to her grandmother’s sick bed. Annie Weird (Angie’s… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I WOULDN’T MIND SANTA LEAVING UNDER MY TREE

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Only four more sleeps until Christmas! I’m still hoping for a Christmas miracle snowfall, but failing that, I’ll settle for some lovely rectangular packages strewn under the tree with my name on them. Here are a few of the titles I wouldn’t mind finding beneath the wrapping paper (though, of course, there are many more!):               Illuminae – Amie… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE QUEEN OF BRIGHT AND SHINY THINGS – ANN AGUIRRE

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things - Ann Aguirre

  I discovered Ann Aguirre via her Razorland Trilogy (Enclave, Outpost and Horde), which I started reading thanks to a tip from a fellow book lover on Twitter and ended up loving. So when this one came out, I just had to find out if her storytelling chops translate from fantasy to contemporary. Lucky for me, they do. Unlike the… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | SHADOW AND BONE – LEIGH BARDUGO

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  If you read YA books and haven’t been living under a rock, this series has been on your radar for a couple of years now. It’s been Tweeted about, quoted, squeed over and highly anticipated. As usual, I put off reading it because I’m wary of hype and worry that books won’t live up to their reputations. I finally… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | NEW-TO-ME AUTHORS I READ IN 2015

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  I’ve had a great reading year this year, so I’ve got a lot of authors to choose from for this post. there are a few obvious picks, and then some that took me wonderfully by surprise. So let’s get down to it!               Michael Christie – If I Fall, If I Die Paula Hawkins – The Girl On… Read more »