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Review: The Savages – Matt Whyman

Synopsis from Goodreads. Sasha Savage is in love with Jack – a handsome, charming … vegetarian. Which wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t for the fact that Sasha’s family are very much ‘carnivorous’. Behind the family facade all is not as it seems. Sasha’s father rules his clan with an iron fist and her … Continue reading

Review: Unrest – Michelle Harrison

Review: Unrest – Michelle Harrison

Synopsis from Goodreads Seventeen-year-old Elliott hasnโ€™t slept properly for months. Not since the accident that nearly killed him. Sometimes he half-wakes, paralysed, while shadowy figures move around him. Other times he is the one moving around while his body lies asleep on the bed. His doctors say sleep paralysis and out-of-body experiences are harmless – … Continue reading

Review: Paper Aeroplanes – Dawn O’Porter

Review: Paper Aeroplanes – Dawn O’Porter

Synopsis from Goodreads. It’s the mid-1990s, and fifteen year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renรฉe and Flo, are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn’t be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renรฉe. But Renรฉe and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. … Continue reading

Review: Velvet – Mary Hooper

Review: Velvet – Mary Hooper

Synopsis from Goodreads. Velvet is an orphan. She struggles to make ends meet by working in a steam, laundry, where the work is back-breaking and exhausting. So when she attracts the attention of the glamorous clairvoyant Madame Savoya, she cannot believe her good fortune. Raised to the status of lady’s maid, Velvet is given elegant … Continue reading

Review: Rooftoppers – Katherine Rundell

Review: Rooftoppers – Katherine Rundell

Synopsis from Goodreads. My mother is still alive, and she is going to come for me one day. Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck which left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother … Continue reading

Review: Crow Boy – Philip Caveney

Review: Crow Boy – Philip Caveney

Synopsis from Goodreads. Set in Mary King’s Close, an exciting historical adventure featuring a young boy – Tom Afflick who finds himself transported from Edinburgh in 2012 and apprenticed to a plague doctor in Edinburgh in 1645. Young Tom Afflick has never felt so alone. His parents have split up and his mother has relocated … Continue reading