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Blog Tour! Hamnet by Maggie O Farrell – #RandomThingsTours #BookReview #Hamnet #MustRead #Hamlet #Shakespeare

Welcome to my spot on the blog tour today! I'm thrilled to share my review of this phenomenal new novel from Maggie O'Farrell! Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is [...]

Book Review: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin – #CityWeBecame #BookReview

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. [...]

Blog Tour! Black River by Will Dean – #BlackRiver #TeamTuva #RandomThingsTours

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour today, alongside lovely Jen at Jen Med's Book Reviews! I'm delighted to share my review of Black River by Will Dean, book three in the super Tuva Moodyson series! Black River by Will Dean FEAR Tuva’s been living clean in southern Sweden for four months when she [...]

Review of The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O Connor – #TheDangerousKind #1In100 #BookReview

One in 100 of us is a 'potentially dangerous person' - someone likely to commit a violent crime. We all know them: these charmers, liars and manipulators. The ones who go one step too far. And then take another step. These people hide in plain sight. They can be teachers, doctors, holding positions of trust, [...]

Book Review: The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey – #BookReview #AnimalsAtLockwood #HistoricalFiction

The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey August 1939. Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history museum’s collection of mammals. Once she and her exhibits arrive at Lockwood Manor, however, where they are to stay for the duration of the war, Hetty soon realizes that she’s taken [...]

Book Review: Hamnet by Maggie O Farrell – #BookReview #Hamnet #MustRead #Hamlet #Shakespeare

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home? Their mother, Agnes, is over a mile away, in the garden where she grows medicinal herbs. Their father is working [...]

Book Review: The Foundling by Stacey Halls – #TheFoundling #BookReview #MustRead

The Foundling by Stacey Halls London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, she is astonished when she is told she has already claimed her. Her life is turned [...]

Book Review: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – #TheMercies #BookReview

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave Inspired by the real events of the Vardø storm of 1617, The Mercies is a story about how suspicion can twist its way through a community, and a love that may prove as dangerous as it is powerful. On Christmas Eve, 1617, the sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardø [...]

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood – #TheUnspokenName #BookReview #TheSerpentGates

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood What if you knew how and when you will die? Csorwe does--she will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honored title: sacrifice. But on the day of her foretold death, a powerful mage offers her a new fate. Leave with him, and [...]

The Other People by C.J. Tudor – #BookReview #TheOtherPeople

The Other People by C.J. Tudor Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl's face appear in the rear window. She mouths one word: 'Daddy.' It's his five-year-old daughter, Izzy. He never sees her again. Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down [...]