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Book Review: Malibu Rising By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Plot: Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, theContinue reading “Book Review: Malibu Rising By Taylor Jenkins Reid”

Book Review: The Blue Train By Agatha Christie

Plot: A mysterious woman, a legendary cursed jewel, and a night train from London to the French Riviera — ingredients for the perfect romance or the perfect crime? When the train stops, the jewel is missing, and the woman is found dead in her compartment. It’s the perfect mystery, filled with passion, greed, deceit, andContinue reading “Book Review: The Blue Train By Agatha Christie”

Book Review: The Love Arrangement By Ruby Basu

Plot: Some deals are made to be broken… Independent and free-spirted Annika has no plans to settle down anytime soon… if only her parents felt the same way. But when her father unexpectedly falls ill, she’ll do anything to make things better. Even if it means suddenly blurting out she has a boyfriend. The onlyContinue reading “Book Review: The Love Arrangement By Ruby Basu”

Book Review: After The Rain By Lucy Dillon

Plot: First, the clouds…Tara Hunter is a therapist on a mission to restore Longhampton’s community spirit after catastrophic flooding. But with her boyfriend AWOL, her family fragmented, and only a cat for company, Tara’s own life is crumbling. Then the storm…On top of everything, Tara’s father – last seen as he walked out on herContinue reading “Book Review: After The Rain By Lucy Dillon”

Book Review: Carrie By Stephen King

Plot: A modern classic, Carrie introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction — Stephen King. The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all time. Make a date with terror and live theContinue reading “Book Review: Carrie By Stephen King”

Book Review: One Last Day Of Summer By Shari Low

Plot: As a flight to St Lucia leaves the runway, four passengers meet for the first time. After escaping her controlling husband, Bernadette Manson is taking the first extravagant holiday of her new life. But when her best friend cancels, will she be strong enough to fly solo?Tadgh Donovan is about to jet off toContinue reading “Book Review: One Last Day Of Summer By Shari Low”

Book Review: Life Ceremony By Sayaka Murata

Plot: In these twelve stories, Murata mixes an unusual cocktail of humor and horror to portray both the loners and outcasts as well as turning the norms and traditions of society on their head to better question them. Whether the stories take place in modern-day Japan, the future, or an alternate reality is left toContinue reading “Book Review: Life Ceremony By Sayaka Murata”

Book Review: Godmersham Park By Gill Hornby

Plot: On 21 January 1804, Anne Sharpe arrives at Godmersham Park in Kent to take up the position of governess. At 31 years old, she has no previous experience of either teaching or fine country houses. Her mother has died, and she has nowhere else to go. Anne is left with no choice. For herContinue reading “Book Review: Godmersham Park By Gill Hornby”

Book Review: Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender

Plot: Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents’ marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude. When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger than ever:Continue reading “Book Review: Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender”

Book Review: Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon

Plot: A year ago, Bronte left Sydney for a wedding in England, where she met newly single Alex. After one amazing night together they parted ways. Now working on the picture desk for a glossy magazine in London, Bronte is about to meet a new colleague – who turns out to be all too familiar. Alex is nowContinue reading “Book Review: Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon”

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