Monthly Archives: April 2014

Rameau’s review archive: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, translated by Yuji Oniki

Synopsis: Koushun Takami’s notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to … Continue reading

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Review: Rogue Descendant (Nikki Glass 03) by Jenna Black

Synopsis: Nikki Glass is a demigod, a descendant from Artemis, the Greek goddess of hunt (Artemis was supposed to be a die-hard virgin but, at least according to Ms. Black, it was a lie). Artemis, contrary to other Olympian deities, … Continue reading

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Shades of Milk & Honey by (Glamourist Histories 01) Mary Robinette Kowal

Synopsis: Jane and her sister Melody vie for the attentions of eligible men, and while Jane’s skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face. When Jane realizes that one of Melody’s suitors is set … Continue reading

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Review: Citadels of Fire by L.K. Hill

I got a complimentary ARC of this novel from the publisher – thank you very much! That fact of course didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis (from Amazon.com) : In a world where danger hides in plain sight … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Anchored (Belonging 01) by Rachel Haimowitz

Synopsis: Network news anchor Daniel Halstrom is at the top of his field, but being at the bottom of the social ladder—being a slave—makes that hard to enjoy. Especially when NewWorld Media, the company who’s owned him since childhood, decides … Continue reading

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Second Opinion Review – Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan

Rameau recommended this book to me – thanks a lot! – and her concise but great review can be found here. As I happened to have a bit different opinion than her I decided to write and publish my own … Continue reading

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Not Just Friends by Jay Northcote

Synopsis: Leaving home to go to university is an exciting phase in anyone’s life. One that’s full of new places, new friends, and new experiences. But Lewis is not prepared for the sudden and intense crush he develops on his … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ratatouille by Brad Bird

Synopsis: It’s hard being a rat, let alone a rat with culinary aspirations. After all the paths of rats and humans should never cross. Still Remy, a small but sympathetic rodent, is convinced he has what it takes to break … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: The Petrov Proposal by Maisey Yates

Synopsis: The first time Maddy Forrester heard her boss’s mesmerizing voice barking orders down the phone, she knew he was a force to be reckoned with. But nothing prepared her for the sight of Aleksei Petrov. He is the last … Continue reading

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Review: Mistaken Enemy by Dennis A. Nehamen

I got a complimentary e-copy of this novel from the publisher – thank you very much! That fact didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis: Zacchaeus (Zach) Miller, an aspiring but not exactly successful American writer, was looking for … Continue reading

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