For Avid Readers

4 Book Clichés We Just Can’t Stand Anymore

You love your favourites for a reason; they’ve struck a chord with you and you want more. While authors worry that their ideas have all been done before, readers look forward to reading more books about worlds, and themes that they love. There’s nothing wrong with overlapping stories and protagonists. They’re popular for a reason,… Continue reading 4 Book Clichés We Just Can’t Stand Anymore

Book Reviews

The Secret Library Review: Protected by Anna Applegate

"She thinks she’s a normal college Senior. He knows she’s anything but. Ariya Adams has no idea she’s descended from blood so powerful and rare that her life is infinitely more precious than any ordinary woman’s—especially to James Rymer. James enters her life and stirs up feelings she can’t explain. He becomes a part of… Continue reading The Secret Library Review: Protected by Anna Applegate

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The 8 Things We Love About Real Books AND E-Readers

This is an argument for the ages. Literally, it will go on for ages, because we just can’t stop fighting about it. Which is better: real books or e-readers? Twenty years ago we had nothing to fight over, but since the first e-book went live, we have a tussle at every opportunity. I like hardbacks,… Continue reading The 8 Things We Love About Real Books AND E-Readers

Book Reviews

Book Review: Sunbolt

Four out of five stars!   On the exotic, fictional island of Karolene, trouble is brewing. Sunbolt follows the adventures of Hitomi, a fifteen-year-old member of The Shadow League: a renegade organisation determined to counter-act the evils of the notorious Blackflame. Corruption in Karolene is rife. The Blackflame now control the island’s political leaders and… Continue reading Book Review: Sunbolt

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Accents in Books: What Can Go Wrong?

Accents are humanity’s craziest inventions. We craft our own languages, then some clever-clogs decides to start pronouncing the words all funny for some reason. That, ladies and gents, is my best guess for how the Scottish accent came to be. Probably Welsh, too. And maybe Texan. In the books we read, accents are an important… Continue reading Accents in Books: What Can Go Wrong?