Category Archives: recommending

Purppuranpunainen hibiscus (Purple Hibiscus) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at … Continue reading

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The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies 01) by K.J. Charles

Synopsis: Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: A Kiss For Midwinter (Brothers Sinister 1.5) by Courtney Milan

Synopsis: Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can’t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: What I Need by Theda Black

Synopsis: Jacob’s a damaged young man, trying to climb out of the pit and find what he needs to be happy. He meets a beautiful boy, Elijah, and falls hard for him. The problem is, Elijah’s a hooker. Does Jacob … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Rivers of London (Peter Grant 01) by Ben Aaronovitch

Synopsis: Constable Peter Grant sees “corporally challenged” ghosts, and learns werelight and fireballs from new boss, DCI Nightingale. They investigate killers whose faces, misshapen by “dissimulo” spells, fall to bits. Pretty Leslie Adams helps from the Murder Team. Nigerian Mama … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry

Synopsis: She thinks he’s stuffy. He thinks she’s spoilt. Then the gloves come off and so do their clothes! For six years Violet Sutcliffe has known that Martin St Clair is the wrong man for her best friend. He’s stuffy, … Continue reading

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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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Rameau’s review archive: The Lady Always Wins by Courtney Milan

Synopsis: IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES… Nobody has ever come close to taking the place that Virginia Barrett had in Simon Davenant’s heart. As a child, Ginny was his best friend and comrade-in-arms. As a young lady, she became his … Continue reading

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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan

Synopsis: Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that … Continue reading

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Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris 01) by Jim C. Hines

Synopsis: Isaac Vainio has spent the past two years working at the Copper River Library in northern Michigan, secretly cataloguing books for their magical potential, but forbidden from using that magic himself . . . except for emergencies. Emergencies like … Continue reading

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