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Book Review – The Mermaid’s Daughter

by Ann Claycomb (William Morrow) ISBN: 9780062560681 Kathleen has been plagued by a mysterious illness her entire life. With every step her legs and feet hurt so much they make moving almost impossible. With a promising operatic career ahead of her, Kathleen can’t afford to…

Book Review – Middle School Hollywood 101

by James Patterson and Martin Chatterton (Young Arrow) ISBN: 9781784756819 Middle School Hollywood 101 sees the return of Rafe Khatchadorian in yet another fast-paced and funny tween adventure. This time around Rafe’s world is thrown into disarray when new girl Kristen becomes his friend. Rafe…

Book Review – The Fire Child

by S.K. Tremayne (Harper) ISBN 9780008105860 A wonderful, handsome, wealthy husband, David, an amazing historical mansion in Cornwall, a beautiful step-son, Jamie: what more could Rachel ask for? However, the bliss lasts only a short while. Complications arise from the mysterious death of David's first…

Book Review – How Cheetah Got His Tears

by Avril van der Merwe (Penguin Random House South Africa) ISBN: 9781485900344 How Cheetah Got His Tears takes children right into the jungle where different animals are introduced to them. The illustrations in the book match and tell the story, making it easy to understand.…

Book Review – Nudes: Addressing and Undressing My Truth

by Siyanda Kakana (Amazon) ISBN: 978-1521899731 Nudes is a collection of thoughts or blogs by the author who is grappling with her childhood abuse and current adult relationships. She veers between being strong and defiant to being insecure and vulnerable. Reconciling her past and present is…

Book Review – Here And Gone

by Haylen Beck (Harvill Secker) ISBN: 9781911215592 Here and Gone starts with a mother, driving her two young children far from home. They’ve been on the road for a while, and you can sense her desperation, their worry, a quiet sense of panic in the…

Book Review – Selling Lipservice

by Tammy Baikie (Jacana) ISBN: 9781431424795 Selling Lipservice introduces us to Frith, who is forced to wear a Lipservice patch to write or speak. The patch produces words that are scripted by copywriters, which promote one or other brand, and form an alter ego for…

Book Review – Adder

by Christelle van Rooyen-Wessels (Penguin) ISBN 978-1-48590-310-9 Christelle van Rooyen-Wessels' debut novel, Adder, is a great read filled with suspense and drama. It took me a while to get into it as I haven’t read an Afrikaans book in years and had to look up…

Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – August 2017

We hope you find one or two books that you will enjoy reading from the list. If you haven’t read our reviews before, we have a rating system, which is explained below. Our reviewers rate books from 1–5 For use as a doorstop only Keep…

Book Review – The Nix

by Nathan Hill (Picador) ISBN:9781509841899 Samuel Andresen-Anderson is a college professor, blocked writer, game player (of Elfscape), and our main protagonist. We meet him in 2011 - a hilarious encounter with a student - she insisting her work is original, he accusing her of plagiarism.…
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