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Redaction: Extinction Level Event (Part I)
Redaction: Extinction Level Event (Part I)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The end of the world disaster scare story, 1 May 2013
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This book is a very gripping and thought provoking story, following a pandemic which wipes out a large portion of the population. Following several characters stories, the author keeps the interest of the reader very well. My only criticism would be that the characters are a bit one dimensional, and the narrative switches from the aspect of one lead to another a bit erratically.


Edward's Twilight: edward's version of twilight
Edward's Twilight: edward's version of twilight
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! Definitely worth reading, 7 April 2013
Although I've read the twilight saga, and seen all the films, and have sighed over Carlisle, and admired Edward, (lets face facts, who doesn't want to have a rich Adonis who lives forever? ?) deep down, I've always known it was a load of somewhat disturbed tosh. When all is said and done, Bella and Edward's relationship IS a bit on the unhealthy side, he is way too controlling, she doesn't seem to have a mind of her own, and there's a big dose of ignoring the legal authority figures in their lives. So really they aren't the best role models. Some would argue that marriage is being promoted as opposed to teenage sex, but to all teenage wannabe lovers out there, the first night he (or possibly even she) farts under the duvet cover and wakes you up with their snoring, then you will realise that the rose tinted fantasy of perfection does not exist. This parody will do a good job of reminding any twilight obsessed fan of this. This also merciless, and all twilight fans should read it. I laughed out loud so much, my husband wanted to know what I was reading. DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK.


A Second Chance (Promises to Keep)
A Second Chance (Promises to Keep)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A happy ending, 7 April 2013
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Having avidly read the first three installations of the promises to keep saga, I'm left wanting to know more. Shayne Parkinson's storytelling is a little predictable at times, but this is made up for through the complete addictiveness of the story.


Settling the Account (Promises to Keep)
Settling the Account (Promises to Keep)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tale of the Leith family at the turn of the century in rural new Zealand, 5 April 2013
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This is the third installation in the promises to keep saga, following the lives, loves and hardships of Amy Leith and her extended family in New Zealand at the late part of the twentieth century. At times this is particularly harrowing reading especially given the domestic abuse Amy suffers at the hands of her over bearing husband. Additionally, it's an insight into how society focused on teenage marriage, how this was the norm in those times, which sits rather uncomfortably with any modern day thinker now. However given the high levels of teenage pregnancy today, maybe things haven't changed that much. This book comes highly recommended. It's thought provoking, and leaves the reader wanting to know what happens next.


Milly-Molly-Mandy's Spring (The Century Trilogy)
Milly-Molly-Mandy's Spring (The Century Trilogy)
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3.0 out of 5 stars History of the first world war, 28 Mar 2013
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As always, ken follett weaves a good story keeping the reader keen to know more about the lives of his central characters. This one is no different, and is set against the events leading up to and including the first global conflict in human history. The one thing I find irritating, is the authors tendency to state the obvious, it's totally unneeded, other than that, this is an interesting read.


The Expats
The Expats
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4.0 out of 5 stars A twisting turning thriller, 8 Feb 2013
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A good read, which was finished in a matter of days! The secret life of under cover espionage and double crossing. This is worth picking up.


Child of the Mist (These Highland Hills, Book 1)
Child of the Mist (These Highland Hills, Book 1)

3.0 out of 5 stars A highland romance, 6 Feb 2013
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An enjoyable read, at times I found a bit over the top, and skipped a few pages to get back to the plot, but otherwise anyone who enjoys a romance and a bit of drama will love it.


World War ll London Blitz Diary (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage) (1939-1940)
World War ll London Blitz Diary (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage) (1939-1940)

4.0 out of 5 stars War Experiences, and an insight into the authors life, 31 Jan 2013
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Anyone who has an interest in world war two on the domestic front should read this book. It is a very personal look into the life and times of the author.


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, 27 Jan 2013
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If anyone had ever harboured racist, or prejudiced thoughts against a fellow human being because of their skin colour, or because of that person's culture, then they should read this book. Anyone who wishes to learn about the degradation of black, and mixed race people of slavery times, they too should read this book.

I was horrified at the mind set of people who could treat another human being in such degrading ways. The author depicts her tale eloquently, and movingly. Some parts make for particularly distressing reading.


Tales of the Old Kingdom
Tales of the Old Kingdom

4.0 out of 5 stars A short story collection, 24 Jan 2013
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Anyone who enjoys myth and magic will enjoy this little gem. It would be most suited to younger adult readers.


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