Bestselling author Kate Forsyth‘s new novel is a spellbinding reimagining of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ set amongst the wild bohemian circle of Pre-Raphaelite artists and poets. Beauty in Thorns Synopsis : The Pre-Raphaelites were determined to liberate art and love from the shackles of convention. Ned Burne-Jones had never had a painting lesson and his family wanted him to […]
A gripping novel that gives readers a rare glimpse into Colombia’s notorious drug wars, told by someone who knows the landscape intimately. A Reluctant Warrior Synopsis : When Luzma’s brother Jair unwittingly uncovers the plan by Colombia’s most notorious drug cartel to smuggle an unprecedented cocaine shipment into the US, it puts their family in grave danger. Jair’s […]
A funny, disturbing, and deeply affecting novel of power, corruption, and innocence in colonial Africa, by the author of Terms & Conditions. Please Do Not Disturb Synopsis : As the African nation of Bwalo prepares for The Big Day—the only day in the year the ailing King talks to his subjects—we meet five very different people: Charlie, […]
Today we welcome author Megan Goldin to Booklover Book Reviews to celebrate the release of her debut novel The Girl in Kellers Way and to discuss whether suspense has a place in a wired world. Our brief review of this novel and an opportunity for you to win a copy thanks to Penguin Books Australia then follows.
A new novel from one of South Korea’s most celebrated contemporary writers. Familiar Things Synopsis : Seoul. On the outskirts of South Korea’s glittering metropolis is a place few people know about: a vast landfill site called Flower Island. Home to those driven from the city by poverty, is it here that 14-year-old Bugeye and his mother […]
I love the increasing accessibility of novellas via ebook these days. Two in the science-fiction genre I’ve read recently are Displaced by J F Slade and Brisk Money by Adam Christopher. Displaced Synopsis : What will you justify for peace? In a not-so-distant future, genetically engineered super soldiers keep the peace by freezing criminal offenders and displacing them in […]
Three distinctly different titles this fortnight – two literary, two in translation, two yet to be released. October is the Coldest Month by Christoffer Carlsson [ Available for pre-order Book Depository | Amazon | Bookworld(Aus) ] Hot on the heels of his bestselling Scandinavian crime series featuring Leo Junker, Swedish author Christoffer Carlsson has now directed his […]
Today we welcome author Anna Daniels to Booklover Book Reviews to share with us why she chose London as one of the settings for her debut novel Girl in Between. Our brief review of this novel and an opportunity for you to win a copy thanks to Allen & Unwin then follows.