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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

EB Recommends 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: […]

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Review of Blood & Beauty by Sarah Dunant


Blood & Beauty By Sarah Dunant A Review by Gareth Robertson Steeped in accusations of greed and nepotism, rich with tales of murder and adultery, the reign of Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, stands as possibly the most controversial in the history of the Catholic Church. As Bishop of Rome between 1492 and 1503, the […]

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Review of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis


The Twelve Tribes of Hattie arrived with a great deal of literary street cred: it had been recommended by Oprah, who can still make or break books with just a blog post. It came with a stunning recommendation from Marilynne Robinson, Orange Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner. Comparisons are being made to inimitable Nobel Prize […]

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Review of The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

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It isn’t often that a book comes around and refuses to sit in one neat genre– it just isn’t polite. Usually a book can be allocated its genre within a moment of reading the blurb and glancing at the jacket. But then there’s The Shining Girls, which gleefully refuses to pick a genre box to […]

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Review of Two Brothers by Ben Elton

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Two Brothers by Ben Elton I don’t usually dip into historical fiction, as the writers often hide poor character-building behind supposed historical accuracy instead. Often the books are unreadable due to their saturation of research and lack of coherent plot or technical ability. But Two Brothers is not ruined by either of these things: instead it manages […]

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Product Review: Finding Neverland and Peter Pan

Warning: May Contain Spoilers Since I was very young I have always been fascinated and entranced by the world created by J. M Barrie. Peter Pan is a tale that transcends age, no matter how old you are or how young, you can always find an escape in Neverland. In the past the only movie […]

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Product Review: Dark Shadows

Warning: May Contain Spoilers I recently had the opportunity to watch the movie Dark Shadows, the latest in an ever growing empire of Tim Burton movies. Based on a television series of the same name, that aired between 1966 and 1971, the movie had a lot of potential to be yet another smash hit for […]

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