The Divorcées by Rowan Beaird [BOOK REVIEW]
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by innah96
20h ago
The Divorcées was a very unique read, and although I enjoyed it whilst I was reading it, the ending completely underwhelmed me. About The Book: Pages: 253 Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction Publisher: Manilla Press Format I read it in: Hardcover Rating: ★★★ We’re in 1951, in Reno, Nevada, at the Golden Yarrow, the most respectable ranch for divorcees. Women have to spend six weeks in a place like this, so they are able to get divorced. My Thoughts:  It was quite strange reading about these times, even though I read this book right after finishing Anna Karen ..read more
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The Last Summer (The Wild Isle #1) by Karen Swan [BOOK REVIEW]
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by innah96
5d ago
Another Karen Swan novel, and another book that entirely gripped me. The Last Summer is the first book in the Wild Isle Series, with the Stolen Hours being published this year (2024). Set in the remote Scottish island of St. Kilda, it was the perfect blend of wilderness and romance.  About The Book: Pages: 400 Genre: Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction Publisher: Pan Macmillan Format I read it in: Paperback Rating: ★★★★★ Summer on St Kilda – a wild, remote Scottish island. Two strangers from drastically different worlds meet . . . Wild-spirited Effie Gill ..read more
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy [BOOK REVIEW]
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by innah96
1M ago
“All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Reading Anna Karenina was a very memorable experience. This book has always been inadvertently part of my life, and I am glad I finally read it. It’s also the first Tolstoy book I’ve read, although, thinking of it now, it’s quite surprising, as Russian literature was extremely popular during my childhood and education. About The Book: Pages: 848 Genre: Classic, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Format I read it in: Paperback Rating: ★★★ My ..read more
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Conviction by Jack Jordan [BOOK REVIEW]
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by innah96
1M ago
Reading Conviction by Jack Jordan took me on a wild legal thriller adventure, keeping me on my toes until the very last page. Huge thank you to Jack Jordan, Simon & Schuster UK and the Likely Suspects team, for sending a copy of the book my way, I am extremely grateful. That being said, the review is in no-way biased and 100% truthful to my thoughts and experience reading this book. About The Book: Pages: 432 Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Legal, Psychological, Suspense Publisher: Simon and Schuster Format I read it in: Paperback Rating: ★★★★ HE TRUSTS HIS LAWYE ..read more
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Where The Wild Ladies Are by Matsuda Aoko [BOOK REVIEW]
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by innah96
8M ago
I loved this collection so much! “Where The Wild Ladies Are” is one of those books that I know I shall return to one day. I loved the folklore mentioned, myths, legends, history. A lot of the stories are based on Japanese folklore, and for me, this was a little introduction to it, with a lot of new information and knowledge to take into, but I really enjoyed it. Pages: 284 Genre: Short stories, fiction, japanese literature, horror, fantasy Publisher: Tilted Axis Press Format I read it in: Paperback Rating: ★★★★ A lot of the characters are female, and I also quit ..read more
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Hercule Poirot’s Silent Night (New Hercule Poirot Mysteries #5) by Sophie Hannah [BOOK REVIEW]
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by innah96
9M ago
If someone told me 10 years ago that an author would continue the Hercule Poirot stories, and I’d love them, I would never have believed them. In fact, all credit to Sophie Hannah, because I would have made a bet that Hercule Poirot’s Silent Night is a mystery written by Agatha Christie herself, if I didn’t know any better.  Synopsis: It’s 19 December 1931. Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool are called to investigate the murder of a man in the apparent safe haven of a Norfolk hospital ward. Catchpool’s mother, the irrepressible Cynthia, insists that Poirot stays in a crumbling ..read more
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The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli [BOOK REVIEW]
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by innah96
10M ago
I adored The Last Namsara! It was the fantasy escape I didn’t know I needed. I also now know that every book that has dragons in it is likely to be a hit. If you have a favourite dragon book, please do let me know!  Synopsis: In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer. These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed ..read more
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Nineteen Steps by Millie Bobby Brown with Kathleen McGurl [BOOK REVIEW]
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by innah96
11M ago
Nineteen Steps is a beautiful and emotional story about a girl that navigates growing up, finding love and living through tragedy in the midst of World War II. Synopsis: It’s 1942, and London remains under constant threat of enemy attack as the second world war rages on. In the Bethnal Green neighborhood, Nellie Morris counts every day lucky that she emerges from the underground shelters unharmed, her loving family still surrounding her. Three years into the war, she’s grateful to hold onto remnants of normalcy—her job as assisting the mayor and nights spent at the local pub with her best fri ..read more
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Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie [BOOK REVIEW]
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by innah96
11M ago
Every time I read another Agatha Christie book, I fall in love again with her incredible storytelling of a murder mystery, and her ability to keep me guessing until the end. Hallowe’en Party was no different. Synopsis: When a Hallowe’en party turns deadly, it falls to Hercule Poirot to unmask a murderer… During a night of party games, Joyce Reynolds boasts that she once witnessed a murder. No one believes her, but then she is found drowned, face down in an apple-bobbing tub. Set against a night of trickery and the occult, Hercule Poirot and Ariadne Oliver must race to uncover the real evil re ..read more
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The McMasters Guide To Homicide, Vol. 1: Murder Your Employer by Rupert Holmes [BOOK REVIEW]
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by innah96
11M ago
Welcome to the McMasters Conservatory for the Applied Arts – a luxurious, clandestine college dedicated to the fine art of murder where earnest students study how best to “delete” their most deserving victim. Synopsis: Who hasn’t wondered for a split second what the world would be like if the object of your affliction ceased to exist? But then you’ve probably never heard of The McMasters Conservatory, dedicated to the consummate execution of the homicidal arts. To gain admission, a student must have an ethical reason for erasing someone who deeply deserves a fate no worse (nor better) than de ..read more
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