Month: March 2012

The Writers Write Interview – Lesley Pearse

The Author? Lesley Pearse Birthday? 24 February 1945 The Venue? The Marion on Nicol The Date? 15th March 2012 The Book? The Promise The Interviewer? Amanda Patterson Essentially Lesley Pearse If love were a colour, what colour would it be? Red What is the colour…

Wither

by Lauren DeStefano (Harper Voyager) ISBN: 9781442409057   Genetic engineering has produced a flawless generation of strong, disease-free people. However, their children are born to die young. Girls live until 20. Boys die when they are 24.   Rhine Ellery is kidnapped as a 'bride'…

The Bomber

by Liza Marklund (Bantam Press) ISBN: 9780593067949   A woman in charge in a male dominated environment impacts people in different ways. This premise connects the author, the hero, the victims and the perpetrator in The Bomber, Liza Marklund’s first novel featuring Annika Bengtzon, crime…

Book Review – 666 Park Avenue

by Gabriella Pierce (William Morrow) ISBN 978-0-06-143477-8 Jane Boyle’s life in Paris takes on an exciting turn when she meets the man of her dreams. He proposes within weeks and they decide to move to New York. Then Jane's grandmother is found dead. With her…

Mockingjay

by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) ISBN: 9780439023511  Katniss becomes The Mockingjay. She is the Che Guevara of Panem. A face that inspired an uprising and a full scale rebellion. She is barely alive in District 13 after being rescued from the arena by rebel forces. Peeta, the boy…

The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) ISBN: 9780439023481  The Hunger Games is a Young Adult Dystopian novel. Imagine a destroyed world. Imagine Ancient Rome. Imagine The Colosseum. Katniss Everdeen is 16. She lives somewhere in the future in District 12 of Panem. The Capitol of Panem cruelly controls…

Catching Fire

by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) ISBN: 9780439023498  Katniss Everdeen is alive. She and Peeta have both survived The Hunger Games. Spiritually destroyed, psychologically hollow, the pair is back in District 12. Katniss’s friend, Gale, holds her at an icy distance. Was the ‘great love story’ of Katniss…

The Courtesan’s Lover

by Gabrielle Kimm (Sphere) ISBN 9 780751 544558   This is a read of passion, lust and power.   In 1564 it was difficult for a single woman to make a living. One can hardly call it a decent living. But if you were young,…

Walking with the Wounded

The Incredible Story of Britain’s Bravest Warriors by Mark McCrum (Sphere) ISBN 0 781847 444868   It is incredible what the human body can contend with especially if you use your mind to overcome terrible injuries caused by war.    Four of Britain’s brave young…

Home Front

by Kristin Hannah (Macmillan) ISBN: 978 0 230 75446 1    Home Front examines the devastating emotional and physical impact of war on a family and is an emotionally gripping portrait of a marriage in crisis.   After losing her alcoholic parents in a car…
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