Susan Nussbaum – Good Kings, Bad Kings

Wow, I was seriously impressed by this book. First of all, I should say that I won the book as part of the Goodreads First Reads program, hence why my copy says ‘Advance proof copy, not for sale’. Although I think it’s been out for a few weeks now since I couldn’t start reading it as soon as it arrived. This is the debut novel by Susan Nussbaum, but you would never tell from reading it. Expertly written to give each...

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Review: Liam Perrin – Sir Thomas the Hesitant and the Table of Less Valued Knights

This book was won through the Goodreads First Reads program. I have to say when I entered it, I was unsure whether I would like it or not. The title seemed odd to me, most likely because I’d never read anything King Arthur-ish before. I’d even steered clear of the program called Merlin when it was on BBC, convinced that I wouldn’t like it. So I started this book with a completely blank slate, not knowing what to expect, but...

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Review: Maureen Nicholl – Into The Darkness

I won this book as part of the Goodreads First Reads giveaways and before I started reading I already knew I was going to be disappointed with it. It’s a novella, meaning that it’s only 57 pages long. So either the story was going to be terrible and I’d hate it, or the story would be amazing and I’d be disappointed that it was so short. And yep, the story was great, but I got to the end wanting so much more. The story...

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Review: Nicola May – The Bow Wow Club

I was absolutely delighted when I received a tweet from Nicola May saying that she had read my review for Working it Out and she wanted to send me an advanced copy of her new book, The Bow Wow Club, which is out next month. I really enjoyed the last book, and it was so cool to know that I was reading the book before pretty much anyone else. Because it’s not out yet, I’m not going to give too much away about the plot, because...

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Review: Graeme Simsion – The Rosie Project

This book was received from the Goodreads First Reads program, where you can enter a giveaway for the chance to win an advanced copy of many books. I believe by the time I received this book, it had already been released in shops, but it made me very happy that mine says ‘Advance Reading Copy’ on the back, and for an extra bonus, it’s autographed too! The book centers on Don Tillman, a very smart but socially awkward professor...

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