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The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy
Price: £3.66

7 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced marmite!, 30 Sept. 2012
This book has been marketed ridiculously. Not only is the kindle version a stupidly high price, but it's more expensive than the paper copy?! Absolutely ludicrous! The sad thing is that J.K Rowling is going to make loads of money off the back of loyal Harry Potter fans. Judging by the other reviews this book seems to be a marmite book, you either love it or you hate it. Well £13.00 is just too much money to risk reading it and hating it. I don't recommend anyone indulge Rowling's blatant scam.
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The Cutting
The Cutting
Price: £3.95

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 10 Feb. 2012
This review is from: The Cutting (Kindle Edition)
A great debut novel. This crime thriller had a cool and classy feel all the way through the book. I really enjoyed the thrill of the chase and got into the character's minds and lives. It had me on the edge of my seat, if books can do that, until the last chapter. One drawback however was that it lost pace after the big climax and dragged its heels a bit to the end of the book. Overall a good solid book and entertaining read!


American Psycho: Picador Classic
American Psycho: Picador Classic

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm., 10 Feb. 2012
After a good friend recommended this book and hearing exceptional reviews, I picked it up expecting a really good read. I was, however, rather disappointed. The impulsive rants, the excentric mind processes and pages of irrelevant descriptions just didn't do it for me. Overall I was left wondering what all the fuss was about...


Again
Again
Price: £2.56

4.0 out of 5 stars Again!, 10 Feb. 2012
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This review is from: Again (Kindle Edition)
Two love stories rolled into one, showing how a life of despair from not following your heart can be carried through into your next life.

I loved how Murdock intertwined two storylines so well without ever actually merging them. This tricky tactic was pulled off seemingly effortlessly. The skill to constantly create the double effect showed what a class act Diana Murdock is.

The stories show a great contrast: a contrast in the way relationships work in different time periods; the way in which following your head instead of your heart affects the lives of those you love; the way in which true love can change your life for the good, or just simply open your eyes to what should but never could be.

Overall, this book is well worth reading and I would recommend it to anyone- even randomers in the street. The endings of the two stories worked beautifully together and really showed the consequences of not following your heart, because after all, we only live once...


The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
by John Boyne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 10 Feb. 2012
Modestly written, this book is an honest, beautiful, eyeopener. I personally think everybody should read this, it's a part of History which needs to be known about, written in a most exceptional way.

- Kelly Austin


Where Rainbows End
Where Rainbows End
by Cecelia Ahern
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. <3, 10 Feb. 2012
This review is from: Where Rainbows End (Paperback)
I've been reading and re-reading this book since I was about eight! Following the story through different mediums such as emails, letters and texts effectively allows the reader to grow up with the characters, learn about them from a personal level, and feel the heartbreaks and accomplishments that every person experiences. Unlike many books written this way, I didn't find it remotely hard to follow, and found myself literally engrossed. I really love this book, it's beautifully executed and heartwarming.
- Kelly Austin


Pirates of Savannah: The Complete Trilogy - Colonial Historical Fiction Action Adventure (Pirates of Savannah (Adult Version) Book 1)
Pirates of Savannah: The Complete Trilogy - Colonial Historical Fiction Action Adventure (Pirates of Savannah (Adult Version) Book 1)
Price: £5.32

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant, exciting, swashbuckling, pirate adventure., 10 Sept. 2011
Pirates of Savannah is a brilliant, exciting, swashbuckling, pirate adventure. Its fast moving pace keeps the reader held and locked into the story through to the last page. One of the things that fascinated me about the book is that because it was so well researched and had so many accurate historical facts the story is completely believable even if the principle characters are fictional. The book gives you an accurate picture of what conditions of the period were like and what the early US settlers experienced during their struggle for freedom and survival. What sets this book apart is that it is written from a convict's point of view on his journey from middle-class England through debtors' prison, indentured service and into a life as an outlaw and pirate. His life as a pirate, ending up being "married" to a pirate princess captain is a fun, fanciful and highly entertaining concept. I highly recommend this book as a light-hearted lesson in early American history.


Changing Lives
Changing Lives
Price: £2.22

5.0 out of 5 stars Changing Lives, 5 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: Changing Lives (Kindle Edition)
'Changing Lives' by Michael O'Brien. Right, where do I start? This book is incredible. O'Brien's writing style is the most unique, quirky and interesting style I have ever had the pleasure to read. The storyline is fast paced, action packed, clever and unpredictable. The characters are real, multi-layered and never what you expect. O'Brien has a unique talent to turn what should be a detestable character into one you suddenly find yourself loving like an annoying little brother. I can't wait to read his next book as his individual style of storytelling is one that I will never get enough of. Great book!


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