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The Copper Promise (The Copper Cat 01) by Jen Williams

I got this one from beautiful and clever Melfka – thank you! Synopsis (from Goodreads): There are some far-fetched rumours about the caverns beneath the Citadel… Some say the mages left their most dangerous secrets hidden there; others, that great … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Mummy (2017) directed by Alex Kurtzman

Product info: Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) is a soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner come under attack in the Middle East, the ensuing battle … Continue reading

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Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

Product info (from Goodreads): A tale of art, beauty, lust, greed, deception and retribution — set in a refined society ablaze with tulip fever. In 1630s Amsterdam, tulipomania has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic … Continue reading

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Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

Synopsis: When Leila discovers the Web site Red Pill, she feels she has finally found people who understand her. A sheltered young woman raised by her mother, Leila has often struggled to connect with the girls at school; but on … Continue reading

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Movie review: Queen (2014) by Vikas Bahl

I found out about that one while perusing Tasha/Heidenkind’s excellent blog, Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books – thank you my dear for mentioning it! Product info: A young New Delhi woman called Rani (‘Queen’ in English) comes from a very … Continue reading

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Lord of Danger by Anne Stuart

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Half-sister to Richard the Fair, Alys has been schooled in the sheltered ways of the convent, far from the treachery and intrigue of castle life. Until she is taken from the cloister and brought to a place … Continue reading

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The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb

I was given a copy of this one by Linda/Blodeuedd – thank you my dear! Synopsis (from Goodreads): Welcome to the Apocalypse. Your forecast includes acid rain, roving gangs and misplaced priorities, in this comedic take on the end of … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Synopsis (from Goodreads): EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her … Continue reading

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Dawnthief (Chronicles of the Raven 01) by James Barclay

Synopis (from Goodreads): The Raven are six men and an elf. They have fought together for years. When they agree to escort a Xesteskian mage on a sinister mission, they find themselves fighting for one of the most evil Colleges … Continue reading

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Witch’s Bell Book One by Odette C. Bell

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Ebony Bell is living just exactly the life she wants. She has her very own magical bookstore, a wardrobe full of fabulously glitzy clothes, and a sweet bowl just brimming with lollies. But when a 6ft-tall annoyance … Continue reading

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