Review: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Blurb: They were the new icons of rock and roll, fated to burn bright and not fade away.  But on 12 July 1979, it all came crashing down.  There was Daisy, rock and roll force of nature, brilliant songwriter and unapologetic drug addict, the half-feral child who rose to superstardom.  There was Camila, the frontman’s wife, too […]

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Review: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. It’s hard to get your come up, though, when you’re labelled “trouble” at school and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. But Bri’s success is all that stands between her family and homelessness, so she doesn’t […]

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Review: The Rumour by Lesley Kara

Blurb:  When single mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another and now there’s no going back… Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea. Sally McGowan […]

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Review: The Lido by Libby Page

Blurb: Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers… Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life but everything she knows is changing. Only the local Lido, where she swims every day, remains a constant reminder of the past and her beloved husband George. Kate had just moved and feels adrift in a […]

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Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Blurb: Most people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew. Then the Internet died. The televisions and radios went silent. The phones stopped ringing And we couldn’t look outside anymore. Review: There is something frightening and yet ever […]

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Review: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Blurb: When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, nervousness and fear run high. Washington Black – an eleven year-old field slave who has known no other life – is aghast to find himself selected as personal servant to one of these men. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde […]

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Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Greens

Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She […]

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