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Star Wars: Aftermath: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: Aftermath: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens
by Chuck Wendig
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.58

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a terrible way to start the new Star Wars Canon, 24 Oct. 2015
What a terrible way to start the new Star Wars Canon... Advertised as an essential addition to the official timeline, Aftermath is a boring, badly written story. Give this one a miss, and try Lost Stars by Claudia Gray instead. FAR better!

Assassin's Creed Heritage Collection (PS3)
Assassin's Creed Heritage Collection (PS3)
Offered by Bonisell
Price: £39.90

57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome little package!, 11 Nov. 2013
Bit late to the Assassin's Creed party? Like the look of Black Flag but are yet to catch up on the series? Then the Heritage Collection is the perfect package. Granted, you could probably pay less to get each game separately if you shop around, but it's very handy to have the main series together in one box.

PLEASE NOTE: The PS3 version of this collection contains one Blu-Ray disc. Your PS3 will immediately recognise the disc as Assassin's Creed III. To access the earlier games, you will need to go to the PS3 menu screen and install them onto your system, each game taking up approximately 7 - 7.5GB. A small price to pay, considering the Xbox version contains a massive six discs!
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Forward Slash
Forward Slash
Price: £3.99

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another thrilling book from Louise and Mark., 20 Jun. 2013
This review is from: Forward Slash (Kindle Edition)
Everyone has heard of the potential dangers of internet dating. But never before have I seen it explored in such a brutal fashion. It tells the story of Amy, who has received a suspicious email from her sister, Becky, explaining that she has left the country. Not one to brush off such strange behaviour, Amy begins to suspect that Becky has been kidnapped. This spawns a thrilling exploration into both the dangers of the internet and the mind of a psychotic murderer. Just as Amy seems to be getting closer to the truth, more obstacles block her progress, and she begins to question her own judgment. Was Becky really kidnapped? Or did she simply go off to explore foreign countries?

Once again, Mark Edwards and Louise Voss have crafted a wonderful story, one that is both thrilling and disturbing in equal measure. One thing's for certain- you'll want to think twice before meeting an internet date after reading Forward Slash!

Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)
Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)
Price: £4.99

8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It was never going to win awards- but that's OK., 16 May 2013
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In the run up to Dan Brown's fourth Robert Langdon adventure, it was pretty safe to predict that 'Inferno' was never going win the critics over. I had a quick look at some of the usual suspects- The Independent called it "clunky" and "barmy", whilst The Telegraph hailed it as Brown's worst book to date. I knew this was coming, particularly after 'The Lost Symbol', which was a massive disappointment with both critics and consumers. I for one certainly didn't enjoy it as much as Brown's previous efforts.

I did, however, enjoy 'Inferno'. Immensely! Once again featuring Harvard professor Robert Langdon, 'Inferno' is a breathtaking blockbuster, racing through various famous locations (albeit, not quite so instantly recognisable as Rome in 'Angels and Demons') at breakneck speed. Here we find Langdon waking up in hospital with a bullet wound to the head and no memory of the previous couple of days. What follows is a race against time utilising various clues in relation to the work of Dante Alighieri's 'The Divine Comedy', all the while avoiding the steely gaze of a deadly female assassin.

This is certainly Dan Brown's darkest novel to date. As I said before, it's not going to win any awards- the Robert Langdon books don't waffle on with unnecessary prose, they get to the point and provide a fun and exciting escape from reality with twists and turns around every corner. Don't be put off if you found 'The Lost Symbol' disappointing- I did too. 'Inferno' is a fantastic return to form!

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia
by Shigeru Miyamoto
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.67

4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, detailed... but inconsistent., 28 Mar. 2013
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This truly is the ultimate book for any fan of the Legend of Zelda series. From beginning to end, the book is packed with gorgeous artwork from the games and lots of information regarding the development of characters, locations and items.

Why only four stars then, and not five? I would have given it five had it not been for the inconsistency regarding the section detailing past Zelda games. Given that this book was released in Japan around the same time as Skyward Sword for the Wii, it's understandable that this particular game receives the most attention within the book. However, some past games are only briefly touched upon. For example, there are only four pages detailing Phantom Hourglass, whereas its sequel Spirit Tracks is granted a massive twenty two pages in comparison. I know I'm nitpicking, and it doesn't ruin the book in anyway, but I can't give it a perfect review because of this.

The Magpies: A Psychological Thriller
The Magpies: A Psychological Thriller

248 of 265 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This could be real... and that's scary., 23 Mar. 2013
When Jamie and Kirsty move into their new flat, everything seems perfect. But not for long... Firefighters and pizza deliveries start to show up at their front door, and it becomes clear that their new neighbours are starting to play hoaxes on our loved up couple. Their tricks turn into genuine hostility, putting Jamie, Kirsty and their friends in danger. The police can't help, and Jamie starts to question not only his sanity, but how far he is willing to go to stop their neighbours from hell. This is a brilliant solo debut from Mark Edwards- forget zombies and werewolves, The Magpies is a seriously creepy novel!

All Fall Down
All Fall Down
Price: £4.74

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book!, 15 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: All Fall Down (Kindle Edition)
All Fall Down is an expertly crafted book. Louise Voss and Mark Edwards have created a scarily realistic story which is perfectly paced throughout. Treat yourself whilst it's still 99p!

by Brian Azzarello
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horribly brilliant., 5 Feb. 2009
This review is from: Joker¹ (Hardcover)
Let's get one thing out of the way first; despite obvious similarities in appearance with the Joker seen in this graphic novel and Heath Ledger's character in The Dark Knight, the two versions could not be more different in a psychological sense. The Joker seen here is a pill-popping, trigger-happy maniac, who particularly delights in flailing poor souls in his quest to regain Gotham City's control.

We read the story through the eyes of "Jonny Jonny" Frost, a small-time henchman seduced by the unhinged rampage the Joker embarks upon. This is a nice little aspect. Putting the story into the Joker's perspective simply wouldn't work- it never attempts to delve into his mind and try to fathom out his motives, he is simply a wild animal, set loose onto the city, leaving a trail of death in his wake.

The story is pleasantly abundant with appearances from some of Batman's other enemies. The Penguin, The Riddler and a few others all show their faces. It's also interesting that while Batman himself does make an appearance, it's possibly the most brief of the lot. This is nice, as it makes his eventual appearance that more satisfying.

The art in The Joker is absolutely beautiful. It's very abstract without straying too much into being "OTT". It really gives the novel a crime-noir sense about it. This, added to the pure realism of the story, really adds to an overall gritty experience.

The Joker is not to be missed. This story is purely for adults, giving a dark and gory take on the Clown Prince of Crime. Keep in mind however that if you're hoping for a Heath Ledger Joker, you'll be disappointed. They're not the same. At all. Except for their looks. Ahem...

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