Blog Tour: The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey

Opening sentence: “The February dawn crept in slowly, apologetically, as if it sensed how unwelcome it was.”  Featuring a dual timeline set in 1925 and 1936, The Glittering Hour tells the story of Selina Lennox, an affluent woman who the newspapers refer to as a Bright Young Thing: they were a real group of rich […]

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Review: So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

Opening sentence: “My kid moved out the day she was born.” In a nutshell, So Lucky is about that familiar phrase: ‘Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about . . .‘ People might seem like they have it all and are ‘so lucky’ but the reality is quite different. (Coincidently, this is also […]

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Review: Through the Wall by Caroline Corcoran

Opening sentence: “I sit, listening to the drip, drip, drip from a shower that only runs for a short time to prevent me from trying to drown myself in it.” I mean it literally when I say I COULD NOT put Through the Wall down. This sophisticated thriller is Caroline Corcoran’s debut and made me want […]

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Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Opening sentence: “The King stood in a pool of blue light, unmoored.” I’m just going to start this review by saying: You need to read this book. It’s the first novel in a while that’s had such a visceral effect on me. It’s brilliant. Station Eleven is a dystopian novel but not like any you’ve read […]

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What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 18th September 2019

Welcome to September’s WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme (I do it monthly though) hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. If you’re curious about what other people are reading right now too, join in! All you have to do is answer the three bookish questions below and pop your blog link on Sam’s […]

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Review: Talent by Juliet Lapidos

Opening sentence: “We met at the supermarket.” Although I devoured Talent over a sunny weekend, I found it to be a kind of slow burner – just as my mind started to wander though, it hooked me back in. It then had a perfectly pitched ending that was just the right level of ambiguous. My […]

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Review: What Happens Now? by Sophia Money-Coutts

Opening sentence: “I wasn’t sure I had enough wee for the stick.” What Happens Now? by Sophia Money-Coutts is – wait. Before I talk any further about the book, I know what you’re thinking: ‘Is that the author’s real name? Surely not?’ I know because I had that exact thought, but it turns out, yes, it is […]

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