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Book Review: ‘Slated’ by Teri Terry

Book Review: ‘Slated’ by Teri Terry
Never quite fulfilling the potential of its concept or stepping outside the formulaic Young Adult star-crossed romance boundaries, Teri Terry’s Slated won’t appeal to broader audiences, but teens with a hankering for yet another swoon-filled futuristic dystopian love story will find plenty to...

Book Review: ‘Girl Meets Boy’, Edited by Kelly Milner Halls

Book Review: ‘Girl Meets Boy’, Edited by Kelly Milner Halls
As a collection, it’s a fast and easy read and the stories all entertain and prove interesting and diverse in their own ways. Unfortunately the authors don’t really get the most out of the short story structure or the collection’s concept, never quite delivering on the ‘he said/she...

Book Review: ‘Pandemonium’ by Lauren Oliver

Book Review: ‘Pandemonium’ by Lauren Oliver
While Pandemonium doesn’t quite live up to the immense promise laid out by its fantastic predecessor, on the whole it’s still a gripping, beautifully written, action-packed read which offers up substantial character growth, introduces us to some great new characters and provides a wider glimpse...

Book Review: ‘Raylan’ by Elmore Leonard

Book Review: ‘Raylan’ by Elmore Leonard
It’s punchy pulp peppered with dynamite dialogue, but ‘Raylan’ often feels more like Leonard had a few vague ideas for episodes of the show and half-heatedly stretched them out into a full-length book...

Book Review: ‘Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick’ by Joe Schreiber

Book Review: ‘Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick’ by Joe Schreiber
A less-than-original blend of Collateral, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Taken and Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Schreiber’s book is so derivative it’s practically begging for a lawsuit. But while it’s nothing remotely new, it’s never less than entertaining, with a...

Competition: Win ‘Spartacus: Swords and Ashes’ by J.M. Clements

Competition: Win ‘Spartacus: Swords and Ashes’ by J.M. Clements
‘Spartacus: Blood and Ashes’ by author J.M. Clements, the tie-in book to Stars’ epic swords-and-sandals series, hits bookshelves this week and to celebrate the release, we have three copies of the book to give away courtesy of the fine folks at Titan Books!...

Book Bits: Listen to an Audiobook Clip from ‘Tempest’ by Julie Cross

Book Bits: Listen to an Audiobook Clip from ‘Tempest’ by Julie Cross
Julie Cross’ time travelling action/romance novel ‘Tempest’ hit bookshelves worldwide this month and the folks at MacMillan were kind enough to send along a clip from the audiobook version so you can check out a little of the book for yourself...

Book Bits: Guest Blog From ‘Spartacus: Swords and Ashes’ Author J.M. Clements

Book Bits: Guest Blog From ‘Spartacus: Swords and Ashes’ Author J.M. Clements
Spartacus: Swords and Ashes, the tie-in novel to Stars’ epic swords and sandals TV series arrives on bookshelves in the UK on 27th January from Titan Books, and to celebrate the release, we’re pleased to host a guest blog from Swords and Ashes author J.M. Clements!...

Book Review: ‘Tempest’ by Julie Cross

Tempest often feels like a book awkwardly written with a movie adaptation in mind, with franchise-friendly tropes, subplots and mysteries shoe-horned in to fuel future books/films. It’s a shame, because those clunky, underwritten elements aside, Julie Cross’ debut novel is a fast-paced and...

Book Review: ‘Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth’ by Christopher Golden

Book Review: ‘Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth’ by Christopher Golden
Those who loved the games will likely find that this paperback Nathan Drake outing never reaches the heights of its interactive equivalent. But while it’s derivative and light on character, The Fourth Labyrinth still makes for a fun, pulpy adventure that proves to be an enjoyable afternoon read...

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