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Month: November 2015

Wither: A Review

A cold, dark box, filled with terrified teenage girls is the rather dramatic opening to Lauren DeStefano’s debut. Of those girls, all but three are shot and killed. The survivors are taken as ‘Sister Wives’ for Linden Ashby, the son of a very wealthy ‘First Generation’ scientist who has dedicated…

Her Fearful Symmetry: A Review

The Time Traveller’s Wife was a wonderful read; not perfect, but still very enjoyable, beautifully written, and with a very unique premise. Her Fearful Symmetry held the expectation of more. The title alone is evocative. William Blake wrote The Tyger about light, and dark, and how one cannot be without the other: good cannot exist…

Sharp Objects: A Review

Due to the recent success of Flynn’s Gone Girl, many people are now coming to her earlier offerings – Sharp Objects, and Dark Places – having already read her runaway bestseller. As a result, this book is underrated by many, as they inevitably compare it to Gone Girl and find it lacking. To some extent, this…

Moon Over Soho: A Review

Moon Over Soho once again sees Peter Grant plunged into the midst of cases involving the supernatural. Picking up right where the last book left off, Peter is working in London under the supervision of the enigmatic Nightingale. Both are in residence at the Folly, a supposedly clandestine department of the…