Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fifty Shades of Twilight or a tale of two series

It was supposed to be a review but it turned into an essay about two series which annoy me horribly. Oh well. The best laid plans of mice and men… ( Wikipedia) Once upon a time there was a nice lady … Continue reading

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Review: The Ethical Assasin by David Liss

Cover of The Ethical Assassin: A Novel Book info:Form: paperbackGenre: criminal mystery, thriller, contemporary fictionTarget audience: adultsPages: 327Publisher: Ballantine Books Synopsis: Can murder be justified, even called the most sensible course of action in some circumstances? Is the life or … Continue reading

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Movie review: Mirror Mirror directed by Tarsem Singh

Screenplay: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Melissa Wallack, Jason Keller Starring: Julia Roberts (The Queen),Lily Collins (Snow White), Armie Hammer (Prince Alcott), Jordan Prentice (Napoleon), Sean Bean (King), Nathan Lane (Brighton) Year: 2012 MPAA Rating: PG Theatrical Release:3.30.2012   Plot: The … Continue reading

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Hand of Glory

Have you read the Harry Potter series? If so, you might remember this magical device – a Hand of Glory-  purchased by Drako Malfoy, Harry’s nemesis, at Borgin and Burkes. Drako used it to escape from the Room of Requirement … Continue reading

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Review: Dirty by Megan Hart

Book info: Form: Kindle format e-book Genre: Romance/erotica Target audience: adulst (see warning at the bottom) Synopsis: Elle, a junior partner in an accountant company, meets a man in a luxury chocolate shop. He hits on her and she can’t … Continue reading

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Review: Snorr’s Saga by Timothy Brommer

This book was provided by the author’s publisher via my lady Blodeuedd’s excellent blog in return for an honest review. I haven’t been compensated for writing the said review in any way and the fact that the book came free of charge … Continue reading

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Review: The Traitor in the Tunnel (The Agency #03) by Y.S. Lee

Form: e-book, Kindle format Genre: historical fiction Target audience: YA Synopsis: Mary Quinn, now a fully fledged operative of the all-female secret Agency, is placed in the Buckingham Palace as a domestic servant to find who has been stealing different … Continue reading

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Review: The Business by Iain Banks

I got this book as a gift from my great Internet friend Tracy – thank you very much my dear, I do appreciate your kindness! Form: paperback Genre: contemporary fairy tale Target audience: adults Pages: 393 Publisher: Abacus Fiction Synopsis: … Continue reading

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Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I got this book from rameau – thank you very much for your generosity and kindness! Form: e-book, Kindle editionGenre: sci-fi fairy taleTarget audience: YA Synopsis: Being a cyborg in New Bejing means being a second class citizen. Cinder knows … Continue reading

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Review: Timeless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate #05)

Form: e-book, Kindle edition Genre: fantasy steampunk Target audience: YA and adults who like such novels (like me) Synopsis: Lord Conall Maccon, the Alfa of London werewolf pack and his lovely perternatural wife, Alexia nee Tarabotti, are planning a visit … Continue reading

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