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The Binding by Bridget Collins
Posted by Kate Vickers in , .

The Binding is a highly original, beautifully descriptive novel that serves to immerse you in an alternate historical world where memories, distasteful and painful, can be gently teased away and...

The Binding by Bridget Collins
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

‘We take memories and bind them. We take those memories and put them where they can’t do any more harm. That’s all books are.’ Seredith lives in the marshlands of...

VOX by Christina Dalcher
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘In a world where women are silenced, would you speak up?’ VOX is a book quite unlike any I have read before because the concept, while appearing far-fetched, is NOT completely...

Frostblood by Elly Blake
Posted by Estefania Lemus in , , .

Elly Blake’s novel Frostblood, transports readers to a world of ice, fire, and individuals who can control both elements. The audience follows Ruby through her journey of obsessive revenge after...

Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
Posted by Sophie O'Loughlin in , .

The company says Otherworld is amazing—like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They say it’s addictive—that you’ll want to stay forever. They promise Otherworld will make all your dreams come true....

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Posted by Sophie O'Loughlin in , .

“You think you know how the world works? Think again. From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex...

Gather The Daughters by Jennie Melamed
Posted by Swirlandthread in , .

‘EVERY SUMMER, THE GIRLS RUN WILD. THEY KNOW IT COULD BE THEIR LAST’. Gather The Daughters is the debut novel from Jennie Melamed. Just published by Tinder Press, it is described as ‘dark...

Edge of Heaven by RB Kelly
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

I received a copy of RB Kelly’s debut novel, Edge of Heaven, for review. I read the press release pack that came with it, and was intrigued by the idea...

Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland by Mia Gallagher
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in .

Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland Mia Gallagher (New Island Books 2016, Trade paperback) 485 pages, cover price n/a Well now. We have quite a lot of novel to discuss...

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Posted by Article by By Susan Condon, Writing.ie Crime Scene Reviewer ©. Posted in Book Reviews | Horror/Supernatural. in , .

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless – mostly old, lots of polyster, and married to their...