Book Review: Heartstone

Title: Heartstone Author: C. J. Sansom Publisher: Pan Publishing Publication Date: September 2011 Synopsis: Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army [...]

ARC Book Review: Concealed Anguish

Title: Concealed Anguish Author: Ashley S. Clancy Publisher: Static House Publishing Publication Date: 22/02/2017 Rating: 4/5 Synopsis:  After a chaotic divorce from her childhood sweetheart, where she was cheated on by a man she once loved - Left shattered by his lies and abandoned to raise a teenage daughter alone, life was certainly a challenge for heartbroken Tina. [...]

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

Title: When Breath Becomes Air Author: Paul Kalanithi Publisher: Bodley Head Publication Date: Feb 2016 Synopsis: What makes a virtuous and meaningful life? Paul Kalanithi believed that the answer lay in medicine’s most demanding specialization, neurosurgery. Here are patients at their life’s most critical moment. Here he worked in the most critical place for human identity, the brain. What is [...]

Book Review: The Red Queen (The Cousins’ War)

Title: The Red Queen Author: Philippa Gregory Publisher: Touchstone Publication Date: 2010 Synopsis: The Cousins' War, brings to life the story of Margaret Beaufort, a shadowy and mysterious character in the first book of the series - The White Queen - but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of The War of the Roses. The Red [...]

Book Review: Neverwhere

Title: Neverwhere Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: Headline Publishing Group Publication Date: 2013 Synopsis: Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he [...]

Book Review: Vault of Dreams

Title: Vault of Dreams Author: Luke Taylor Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: 2016 Synopsis: Albanland. Emerald hills and ice blue lochs, bordered by Nørds raiders and the haughty monarchs of South Angle, each dynasty eager to seize lands weakened by a civil war in which a usurper has risen to seize the cloven throne. Morgance, Faer Princess [...]