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Book Review – The Locals

The Locals by Jonathan Dee (Corsair) ISBN: 9781472151933 I found The Locals to be relevant and disturbing because of its honesty. It was a bit disjointed at times, but it delivers some serious punches. When 9/11 happens, Phil Hadi, a wealthy billionaire spirits his family…

Book Review – The Children of Jocasta

The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes (Mantle) ISBN: 978-1-5098-3616-1 Natalie Haynes’ take on the tales of Oedipus and Antigone will thrill those interested in Greek classics. Elements of Greek tragedy interwoven with her effort to tell these stories from a female perspective make this…

Book Review – The Book of Dust Vol 1: La Belle Sauvage

The Book of Dust Vol 1: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman (David Fickling Books) ISBN: 9780857561084 The Book of Dust introduces us to an alternate universe, where human souls reside outside their bodies, in animal form called daemons. Intrepid young Malcolm Polstead and his…

Book Review – If I Die Tonight

If I Die Tonight by A.L. Gaylin (Century) ISBN: 9781780896373 If I Die Tonight is a suspenseful crime thriller set in a secretive small town. Jackie Reed remembers a time when her sons told her everything. Now both Connor and Wade seem to be slipping…

Book Review – The Family Lawyer

The Family Lawyer by James Patterson (Arrow Books) ISBN 9781787460263 The book is comprised of three stories written by James Patterson in conjunction with three different authors: Robert Rotstein, Christopher Charles, and Rachel Howzell Hall. Each story has a distinct flavour. All have well-thought out…

Book Review – Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (Penguin) ISBN: 9780141387376 With the last Wonder Woman movie still on my mind, I was excited to read Wonder Woman: Warbringer. I got confused when I tried to relate the different characters to the movie, but once I focused…

Book Review – Turtles All The Way Down

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Penguin Books) ISBN: 9780241335437 A new John Green book is an event in the publishing world, and Turtles All The Way Down is the best-selling young adult author’s first book in six years. Aza Holmes is a…

Book Review – Hooray! Thoko

Hooray! Thoko written and illustrated by Niki Daly (Jacana) ISBN 978-1-4314-2525-9 This was a complete hit in my home. My son loved every story. The book consists of four short stories about a little girl named Thoko. Thoko takes us on adventures where we find…

Book Review – Handmade Gifts From The Kitchen

Handmade Gifts From The Kitchen by Alison Walker (Struik Lifestyle) ISBN: 9781432309329 It’s always nice to give presents, but a homemade beautifully wrapped gift is even more special. This book is flowing over with ideas to take to a dinner party or to surprise someone…

Book Review – Dare Not Linger

Dare Not Linger - The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa with a prologue by Graca Machel (MacMillan) ISBN: 9781770105706 This is the story of Mandela’s presidency, drawing on the memoir he began to write as he finished his term as president. He was…
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