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Contribute (The Holo Series Book 2)
Contribute (The Holo Series Book 2)
Price: £6.92

4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and gripping Sci-Fi,, 22 July 2017
I would like to thank the publisher and netgalley.com for allowing me to read the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is an exciting and gripping science fiction work and I did enjoy it even though I felt the end was a bit rushed. Sadly I had not read the prequel "Consider" which seems to have been a great start to the plot according to the reviews I have seen. However this did not spoil my enjoyment of Contribute and I would not hesitate to recommend it to sci-fi lovers.


Don't Close Your Eyes
Don't Close Your Eyes
Price: £2.83

4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant psychological thriller, 9 July 2017
I would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Holly Seddon has created a brilliant psychological thriller here that leaves you completely astounded by the twist at the end which sneaks up on you totally unexpectedly. It took a while to really get to grips with the plot as it moved quite slowly in the beginning . However the portrayal of two families gradually falling apart causing major psychological trauma to the children becomes gripping so that you cannot put the book down. Highly recommended.


About Last Night . . .
About Last Night . . .
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Charming, funny and entertaining!, 14 Jun. 2017
I would like to thank the publisher and netgalley.com for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the first book I have read by Catherine Alliott but I would certainly read more as this was a charming, funny and entertaining read.
As Molly struggles to keep her life on a small farm in Herefordshire going five years after her husband's death she is being pursued by bailiffs for money she owes and seems to get little help from her three children. Then out of the blue she comes into a surprise inheritance from her husband's uncle and her life is turned upside down. Family, friends and animal welfare all prove much more important to Molly than she could ever have imagined and bring her love and happiness once again from the least expected place. I really enjoyed this.


Perfect
Perfect
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant conclusion to the Flawed duology!, 7 Jun. 2017
This review is from: Perfect (Kindle Edition)
I would like to thank the publisher and netgalley.com for allowing me to read the ARC of Perfect in exchange for an honest review.
Cecelia Ahern's sequel to Flawed, Perfect, certainly lived up to my expectations of a compelling and thought provoking read. It continues the story of Celestine North who has become the most flawed person in a society where the aim is to be as perfect as you can be. She is constantly being pursued by Judge Crevan as he attempts to eliminate the threat Celestine has become to him. The story is full of suspense and intrigue with no one being sure who can be trusted. Some scenes are distressingly suggestive of the holocaust and you will read with your heart in your mouth wondering whether human nature is such that we never truly learn from our mistakes.
Absolutely enthralling and highly recommended!


Flawed
Flawed
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!, 6 Jun. 2017
This review is from: Flawed (Kindle Edition)
I would like to thank the publisher and netgalley.com for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was the best book I have read in some time and I think Cecelia Ahern deserves massive praise for a truly compelling and remarkably crafted piece of dystopian literature. I found myself unable to put this down and read into the wee small hours.
How does a seemingly perfect teenager fall from grace in a society where no one is allowed to be seen aiding anyone 'flawed'? Celestine North lives with her family in the same street as Judge Crevan, the head of the Guild who judge the flawed in society and brand them for life. She is in love with Art Crevan and never dreams that anything will ever burst their bubble of happiness until she comes to the aid of an elderly flawed man on the bus and is arrested for her act of 'compassion and logic' and suddenly finds herself in horrendous and life threatening danger.
Please read this book. It is amazing!


Cell 7: The reality TV show to die for. Literally
Cell 7: The reality TV show to die for. Literally
Price: £1.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and compelling, 6 Jun. 2017
I would like to thank the publisher and netgalley.com for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
My word what a powerful and compelling story this is. The dystopian setting in the near future where criminal justice has become a reality tv show where the audience get to vote whether criminals should live or die at the end of 7 days in custody is chilling and horrifically open to corruption. Martha Honeydew has admitted to killing Jackson Paige and at 16 years old is the youngest person to be facing execution in Cell 7. Her story unfolds bringing the reader into every cell with her and making you wish that justice will prevail. But will it?
As for the ending - it will leave you desperate for another book by this talented YA author. Highly recommended!


The Broken Bridge
The Broken Bridge
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Sympathetic and beautifully articulated., 18 May 2017
This review is from: The Broken Bridge (Kindle Edition)
I would like to thank the publisher and netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read this ARC in return for an honest review.
The Broken Bridge is a sympathetic and beautifully articulated recount of sixteen year old Ginny's identity crisis. She has lived with her father in a small Welsh village for as long as she can remember and is the only mixed race person there. Believing her Haitian artist mother to be dead she feels strong leanings to become an artist herself but cannot understand why her father never kept any of her mother's work. Then when a social worker turns up at their house Ginny begins to wonder whether she has been living a lie all her life, a suspicion her father does little to allay when he finally admits that he has a son from his first marriage who is coming to live with them. Ginny no longer knows who to trust and sets out to uncover her past and confront her father in a moving and compelling unravelling of their traumatic lives. Highly recommended.


Demon Road (The Demon Road Trilogy, Book 1)
Demon Road (The Demon Road Trilogy, Book 1)
by Derek Landy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Demon Road, 29 Aug. 2015
I was lucky enough to be sent an arc of this commencing book of Landy's new supernatural series by Harper Collins and Netgalley. I can absolutely confirm that I cannot thank them enough for the opportunity to read it before attending an event with Derek Landy at Seven Stories in Newcastle this evening at which I will get a hardback signed copy of the book to treasure forever! It is brilliantly jam packed with Landy's wit, humour, thrilling action and paranormal interaction (demons, vampires, serial killers, killer cars and more!).
We open the book to an apparently normal sixteen year old schoolgirl,Amber, with her parents, Bill and Betty, being reprimanded for some misdemeanor of Amber's in the principal's office. However that is when the "normality" ends. Shortly after the meeting Amber discovers she is not as boringly normal as she thought and is forced to flee from her home and parents because they want to kill her. Nothing will ever be the same for Amber again and she is in for a rude awakening about the rest of the world too...
Do not hesitate! Buy it and read it!!!


QVC (UK)
QVC (UK)
Price: £0.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The QVC app is great!, 24 Aug. 2015
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This review is from: QVC (UK) (App)
It works perfectly most of the time and is a good replacement for those people who used to order using the red button on television.


Cuckoo Song
Cuckoo Song
Price: £4.74

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A dark, thrilling and beautifully written tale., 6 April 2015
This review is from: Cuckoo Song (Kindle Edition)
An eloquently written, dark and frightening fairy tale illuminating the tragedy inflicted by the first world war on eleven year old Triss and her family. Frances Hardinge has penned an amazingly complex tale of the devastating effects of the loss of a beloved son/brother during the war and the results of members of the family trying to mend their grief stricken lives by effectively making "deals with the devil". This is suitable for able readers at primary school but I would probably recommend that they were at least in Year 5 or above.
When Triss wakes from an "accident" she finds it an uphill struggle to cope with her parents' stifling care and her younger sister Pen's obvious hatred of her. She has an almost insatiable hunger and is horrified when one of her dolls screams when she picks it up causing her to fling it across the room and break it. Soon she finds the only way of assuaging her hunger is to eat her dolls, ribbons, diary pages and almost anything else she thought of as precious from before the accident. She becomes aware of the relationship Pen has with the "Architect" and the nightmare unravels even further. Can Triss save the family and herself from the Architect's evil machinations and solve the mysterious hatred her parents have for their dead son's fiancee, Violet?


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