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We were bowled over by Cassandra’s first, City of Bones and from the feedback from readers you clearly were too. This is the second in The Mortal Instruments series and doesn’t disappoint. Utterly captivating, beautifully written, cleverly plotted with characters that you both love and hate, the terrifying underworld of New York is sure to hold you spellbound long after you’ve finished the last page.
You’ll find the characters really start to develop in this second book of the Morganville Vampire series and as Claire settles in to her college life she discovers more about the goings on in this vampire run town. Good, fast-paced action and fun. Morganville Vampires series 1. Glass Houses 2. The Dead Girls' Dance 3. Midnight Alley 4. Feast of Fools
One of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire's favourite books. An absolute gem, this novella is Alan Bennett’s take on the Queen becoming a bibliophile and it is absolutely delightful. At one point the Queen laments not having read books of authors she had met in the past, her private secretary says “But ma’am must have been briefed surely?” to which the Queen responds “Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up”. A very funny and thoroughly enjoyable book about the joy of reading. A must for all book lovers…..and for those that aren’t and should be!
The second of the Mercedes Thompson series follows our heroine as she gets herself mixed up in mysteries and murder. Owing Stephan, the vampire, a favour means she finds herself caught up in a dangerous world but she is a strong character who can hold her own. Throw in a bit of romance and you have yourself an entertaining read that leaves you looking forward to the next instalment. The Mercedes Thompson series is as follows:-1. Moon Called2. Blood Bound3. Iron Kissed 4. Bone Crossed
Appeared on “Hay-on-Sky” 29 May. Yes its a book supporting a TV series - but the main emotion that comes from reading it is Michael Woods absolute love of the country. It is a fascinating account of a country that is home to more than 1/5th of the worlds population and is amazingly vibrant.
This has all the hallmarks of being a major success and it would come as no surprise were it to be made into a film. Written in a deftly assured manner it brings together passion and love, fantasy and legend - just who was the 'dark lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets - as well as a chillingly suspicious death - had gifted student stumbled upon a literary coup worth killing for - with poetry from the great Bard himself. Incredibly atmospheric of time and place it criss crosses between both America and Italy until with bone-chilling intensity this seductive literary thriller reaches its climax. Fans of Kate Mosse's Labyrinth and Donna Tartt's Secret History will love it.
July 2008 Debut of the Month. This is a slightly difficult one to categorise as it seems to encompass several genres, part historical fiction, part supernatural, part romance this is a novel of wide appeal. Gul is an oracle, she has visions, and she must lead Prince Aeneas to his destiny. A haunting and moving novel that is thoroughly enjoyable.
Compulsive, tantalizing and utterly irresistible, this is a gorgeous, glamorous, must-have debut. Set in New York in 1899, it’s glittering with jewels, brimming with secrets and social intrigue, and loaded with plenty of eligible young men – and one gorgeous stable-boy. No teenager or older sister or adult will be able to resist. If you’ve never enjoyed historical fiction before then try this. It will not disappoint.
A family drama about trust, betrayal and forgiveness. Kate and her daughter are just getting to the difficult “teenage” years and when Davis Calder moves in next door he seems like the peacemaker they need, a confidante for both who brings calm to the household. However, Davis is not quite the hero he seems and soon secrets will be found out that will tear the family apart. The sense of foreboding builds well in this story of people looking for love and security and having their worlds shattered.
Shortlisted for the prestigious Teenage Book of the Year Award 2009. Shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Children’s Book Award. Costa Book Awards 2008 Judges' comment: "A life-affirming journey by three teenage boys told with sensitivity, compassion and, above all, humour." A novel that so cleverly, almost miraculously you might say, blends friendship with devastating loss whilst at the same time is filled with humour and warmth that in turn means you cannot fail to be completely drawn in to what is undoubtedly one of the must-reads of the year. Fellow author, Jill Murphy, has to our mind hit the nail on the head when she says: ‘Right from the title Ostrich Boys inhabits the teenage emotional landscape with unerring precision and great sensitivity... It's beautifully plotted... I'm in awe at the intelligence behind the structure, with little pieces of the puzzle slotting into place at just the right moment. I can't think of a word that was wasted’. A word from Keith Gray: "It’s incredibly rewarding to see a book that’s so personal in so many ways affect an audience like Ostrich Boys has done. I was 18 in 1990 when I attempted suicide. I’m now 36, 18 + 18, and it’s this year more than any other that’s got me thinking about my feelings back then: who I would have left behind, what’s changed and what I would have missed out on. Ostrich Boys is a positive novel about those good things that may be waiting just out of sight around the corner. Being shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards is obvious proof. Who’d have guessed? Certainly not me 18 years ago." A word from Keith Gray's editor: “I am so thrilled that this book has been shortlisted for such a prestigious prize. Working with Keith on this incredible journey has been a privilege and an honour. What he's achieved is a novel that is moving, funny, entertaining and complex. But ultimately this book demonstrates the power of the written word - the power to heal lives, the power to change lives and sometimes the power to save them.” Other titles shortlisted for the prestigious 2008 Costa Children's Book Award (formerly the Whitbread Award) are The Carbon Diaries, Just Henry and Broken Soup. The winner of the award will be announced on Tuesday 6th January.
March 2013 Guest Editor Charles Cumming on The Ghost... Probably the best thriller I’ve read in the last ten years, Harris’s story about a ghostwriter hired to pen the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister is both a gripping mystery and a thinly-veiled attack on Tony Blair and the legacy of Iraq. The Lovereading view... Harris is a brilliant thriller writer and the topicality of this book makes for an even better thriller full of twists turns and a real feeling of being in the inner circles of government.
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101. Nineteen Eight-Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime.
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eBooks have at last come of age and although you have been able to see if an eBook is available on a title by title basis on Lovereading for a while now, we also wanted to create a special section which features all of our eBook recommended reads.
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