Death Wish (2018) – Review

220px-Death_wish_2017_posterWhen the police can’t protect a surgeon’s family, he takes the law into his own hands; with his wife dead and his daughter paralysed, Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) becomes the “Grim Reaper”, a hooded (technically hoodied) vigilante. Continue reading “Death Wish (2018) – Review”

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Joy to the Earl – Nicola Davidson (Review)

51i2JAjY6EL.jpgJack Reynolds does not remember why he was in the carriage. All he knows is that he was pulled from its wreckage by the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen.

Rosalind – a widow with a scandalous reputation – is not expecting another Christmas guest, particularly not a mysterious, devastatingly handsome Yorkshire carpenter, but she has no intention of sending an injured man out into the snow.

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Airhead – Meg Cabot (Review)

airheadEmerson is clever, not pretty, because everyone knows that you can only be one or the other. Because she’s clever, she’s not popular like the other girls at school, but at least she isn’t as shallow as them.

When Emerson’s mind gets transplanted into the body of a world-famous, beautiful (and therefore vapid, selfish, and superficial) supermodel, she has to struggle with new social commitments, living a life she has no memory of, and everybody thinking that she’s dead. Continue reading “Airhead – Meg Cabot (Review)”

Spellslinger – Sebastien De Castell (Review)

SS.jpgIn a society where power, status, and freedom are only given to those with magic, Kellen has a problem. Despite being from a powerfully magical family, and with only days to go before he either demonstrates his powers or is enslaved, Kellen’s magic has yet to appear.

It’s not a great situation to be in, and his personal problems pale into insignificance compared to the increasingly unstable political situation – an internal power vacuum, spies from a hostile kingdom, and the re-appearance of an extinct enemy. Kellen has little time(and even less power) to fix anything, but apparently it’s all his responsibility.
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Left Behind – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins (Review)

lbSuddenly, without warning or explanation, people are missing. All across the world – from beds and cars and aeroplanes – people are just gone. The clothes they were wearing are left piled behind them; any vehicles being driven have crashed.

Humanity is in shock, struggling to deal both with the aftermath of the disappearances and the resultant chaos. Some think aliens are behind it all, others blame bizarre meteorological phenomena or electromagnetic buildup. Only those who have studied the Bible know the real truth: the Rapture has occurred, God has called his faithful into heaven, and the apocalypse has begun.  Continue reading “Left Behind – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins (Review)”

Lesson Plan for Murder – Lori Robbins (Review)

lpfmOn the first day of term, Liz Hopewell clears clutter, plans lessons, and discovers a corpse. Marcia – polished, professional, and ever-so-superior – is sprawled on her classroom floor. Understandably enough, busy teachers and police leap to the comfortable explanation of “natural causes”.

Mysterious lesson plans and a tainted coffee cup raise Liz’s suspicions, but it’s hard to investigate with a full timetable (including some of Marcia’s classes) and a busy home life. Add to that a devastatingly handsome policeman, pushy parents, and possible further murders: Liz is definitely in danger of something, and only solving the mystery will reveal what.

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Claws, Paws, Feathers & Jaws – Katie Christine (Review)

petuniaPetunia is not like the other chickens. She prefers colour and beauty to squabbles over bugs and jostling for place in the pecking order. She keeps herself as separate as she can be while sharing the same coop as the rest of the flock.

Unable to hide her different interests and values, Petunia becomes a target of the other, bigger, birds. As she moves further and further from the norms of chicken society, the dangers she faces increase as quickly as her horizons.

 

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