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Review of The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

It is rare that debut work is this exquisitely polished – more often than not, debut authors are well within the vicinity of great work, but lack either the editorial resources or distance from their own work to give it that final, lustrous sheen. The Miniaturist has a plot filled with splendid characters and superb …

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Review of The Assault on the Rand by Barry Sergeant

Very informative account of the collapse of the Rand during 2001. This book not only looks at the effect this phenomenon had on our economy but also how whistleblowers who are brave enough to stand up face the responsibility of whistleblowing after the dust has settled. Barry Sergeant is not afraid to name and shame, …

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Review of Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill

Dracula has risen and the agents of Department 19 are in danger of being hunted by the very forces they swore to protect humanity from. A countdown has begun and once zero hour hits Dracula will be at full power and once his pinnacle is reached he will be an unstoppable force. Already vampire activity …

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Review of Dark Continent, My Black Arse

Sihle Khumalo is my new hero. This man went from Cape to Cairo by public transport  only. Look I’m going to sound mean but Africa isn’t known for its excellent public transport so I say kudos or give that man a bells for actually leaving a young child and his wife behind to follow his …

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Review of Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is one of the best young adult books around. It’s a mix of espionage, action, peer pressure and swear words. Look, I know, I know: how can you compliment a book that has foul language? But sometimes authors need it to make a book or situations more authentic. Sometimes for me …

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Review of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon Paige Mahoney is an outcast in a world where her innate clairvoyance is regarded with fear and revulsion by the “normal” majority. She lives in a future London, one of several cities under the control of a political power called Scion. Scion’s sole governmental aim seems to be the …

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Review: The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones

Roma, Kentucky is a small American town where nothing really happens. That is, until October 1993, when the peace of this quiet town is shattered. Emily Houchens is a thirteen year old 8th grader at Roma Middle School; intelligent, yet withdrawn due to her weight. She also has a crush on Christopher Shelton, one of …

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Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film By Marisha Pessl Reviewed by Gareth Robertson   Sovereign, deadly, and perfect. Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova has produced some of the most darkly disturbing visuals ever committed to film. Likened to a walk through hell, a baptism by fire, his work has garnered an intense underground following comprised of secret screenings, a …

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Review of Reviver by Seth Patrick – Win 1 of 5 signed copies!

REVIVER by Seth Patrick Reviewed by Lavinia Clack Exclusive Books,Midlands [Spoilers ahead!] Revivers are able to wake the recently dead… Meet Jonah Miller, a brilliant young forensic reviver haunted by the death of his mother twelve years earlier, where his ability first came to light. Having just returned to work after a long absence, he …

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Exclusive Books Recommends: Titles for July

The Exclusive Books Recommends July selection is definitely the best escape from the icy winter. The winter freeze means that the best place to be is indoors, preferably besides a fire with a mug of hot chocolate! These books will keep you going as they stoke the fire of your imagination and warm your heart: …