Tag Archives: POC author or characters

Rosewater by Tade Thompson

I got a complimentary ARC copy of this one from the agent of the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you! Synopsis: Kaaro, a man from the Yoruba tribe, lives in Rosewater. It’s a town shaped like … Continue reading

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Movie review: War of the Arrows (2011) directed by Han-min Kim

Movie info: Two children, the older boy called Nam-yi and his little sister, Ja-in, are being chased by King Injo’s guards. They are saved only by the ultimate sacrifice of their father, Choi Pyeong-ryung, an officer of King Gwanghae and … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Assassin (2015) directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

Movie info: Set in ninth-century China during a time of unrest that would eventually lead to the decline of the Tang Dynasty, “The Assassin” tells the story of Nie Yinniang (Shu Qui), a daughter of a mighty general. She was … Continue reading

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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

I heard about this one from Melfka a writer, a reviewer and a friend – thank you very much for the tip! Synopsis (mostly from Goodreads): Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they … Continue reading

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Review: Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Chang Jung

Synopsis (from Goodreads): The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now … Continue reading

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Review: Time Salvager by Wesley Chu

Synopsis: James Griffin-Mars is a jaded chronman (a rare, high-profile specialists in time-travelling) with a lot of bad experience. He’s seen it all: historical battles, the bloodiest wars, catastrophes, explosions, disasters, some of them several times. It’s left a mark … Continue reading

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Review: Shadow Cartel (Dominic Grey 04) by Layton Green

Synopsis (from Goodreads): The sins of the past always return… Called upon by a former love to look into the death of a family friend in Miami, veteran investigator Dominic Grey is sucked into the darkest reaches of international narcotics … Continue reading

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Review: He Drinks Poison by Laine Cunningham

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher  in return for an honest review– thank you! That fact didn’t influence me in any way. Synopsis:   In ignorance he drinks poison, in arrogance he refuses the antidote. The … Continue reading

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Review:The Chocolate Temptation (Amour et Chocolat 06) by Laura Florand

Tasha/heidenkind encouraged me to read a Laura Florand book so I dedicate that review to her, as a kind of a ‘thank-you’ gift for all those lovely recommendations of romantic fiction (pun intended 😉 ). Do visit her blog, Truth, … Continue reading

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Review: Non-Stop Till Tokyo by K.J. Charles

Synopsis: Kerry Ekdahl is working as a hostess in Primrose Path, one of many bars visited by rich, stressed and shy Tokyo men. However, she is far better than your typical hostess. She can listen patiently to her clients’ woes … Continue reading

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