A. Luke

"Ali Luke"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (80 of 89)
Location: Oxford


Top Reviewer Ranking: 410,817 - Total Helpful Votes: 80 of 89
The Girl Who Tweeted Wolf (Hobson & Choi Book 1) by Nick Bryan
A very fun, darkly comic, read with some nice send-ups of social media marketing. Both Hobson (middle-aged detective, uncomfortable with the high-tech modern world) and Choi (teenage girl, tiny, a bit impulsive) are great, engaging characters who you can't help but root for.

The well-plotted crime/mystery elements make it a real page-turner, and the book shows its origins as serialised fiction in the best possible way -- with pacey writing and never a dull moment.
Time & Again by Kyeli Smith
Time & Again by Kyeli Smith
Time & Again reminded me of Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child: it deals with similar themes, had something of the same richness of description, and includes a good sprinkling of magic. I found myself engrossed, and tore through it in the space of a couple of days. It's very easy to empathise with Saffron -- do keep a box of tissues handy.

I didn't see the twist coming, though of course it made perfect sense when it did -- just as twists should!
Saying Yes to Change: 10 Timeless Life Lessons for&hellip by Alex Blackwell
Blackwell's message shines through every page of "Saying Yes to Change" -- and his warmth, positive attitude, and gentle nature make this a fantastic read. It's the sort of book that you can go back to time and time again, and it's written in an engaging and accessible style.

If you're not quite happy with where you're at in your life right now, or if you keep feeling there should be something more, this is the book for you. What I love most about Blackwell's style is that he approaches things in a gentle and encouraging way. You never feel preached at or pressured, just supported on your own path to change. Blackwell is honest and open about his own life and his personal journey… Read more

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