Delightful. Liane Moriarty’s novel The Last Anniversary is a wonderful blend of chick lit, drama and cosy mystery. The subtitle, ‘sometimes you have to come up with your own fairytale ending’ is the attention grabber and a sentiment that many women will identify with.
BOOK RATING: The Story 3 / 5; The Writing 4 / 5 BOOK DETAILS: Eat, Pray, Love (The Book Depository), Eat, Pray, Love (Amazon) BOOK REVIEW: This is not your typical travel memoir. Eat, Pray, Love is a very candid sharing of one woman’s experiences in dealing with trauma and upheaval in her life. Elizabeth […]
BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 4 / 5 BOOK DETAILS: Manic Streets of Perth (Amazon) BOOK REVIEW: Original and darkly comical, Manic Streets of Perth is a tale that is sure to make anyone laugh in spite of any highbrow ethical notions they may prescribe to. This is a fun read […]
Charming. Can any of us make a difference to the great events which determine our fate? That is the question Alexander McCall Smith explores in La’s Orchestra Saves the World. The story is set in Britain and told through the eyes of a young woman named Lavender (all her friends call her La).
An ominous premonition. In The Olive Readers, Christine Aziz hits the fast forward button and places the reader in a dystopian future world where corporations rule the Earth. This story of a world gone wrong is told through the eyes and plight of a young woman named Jephzat. Jephzat lives in the federation state responsible for producing olives in the new world order. The corporations control all information.
BOOK RATING: The Story 5 / 5 ; The Writing 5 / 5 BOOK REVIEW Exceptional. Miles Franklin’s My Brilliant Career truly deserves all the accolades it has received over the last century. It was a ground-breaking novel when it was published in 1901, filled with free thought, irrepressible spirit and passion that remains a delight to […]
Action-packed. This is the first novel by S J Rozan that I have read and it definitely won’t be the last. Rozan’s main characters private investigators Lydia Chin and Bill Smith are your classic odd couple, whose strengths and weakness fit together like a glove. They are a formidable team that readers barrack for. Lydia is feisty and outspoken and Bill is her rock, strong and loyal.
Engrossing. In my opinion, elements that make for an excellent novel are deep, intertwining storylines and thought provoking and elegant prose. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova ticked all those boxes for me.