With half of the reading year already behind us, it is a good time to take a moment to reflect on our Best Books of 2017 so far Of the 31 titles already reviewed here at Booklover Book Reviews this year, we awarded six (6) of those a rating of 4.5 Stars or higher.
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 […]
Three distinctly different titles this fortnight – a fairytale reimagining, gritty neo-noir and an award winning short story collection. Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth [ Available for pre-order Book Depository | Amazon | Bookworld(Aus) ] I am long time fan of Forsyth’s writing (Bitter Greens, The Wild Girl, The Beast’s Garden). Beauty in Thorns is one of […]
The Beast’s Garden Synopsis : ‘Ava fell in love the night the Nazis first showed their true nature to the world .’ A retelling of the Grimm’s Beauty and The Beast, set in Nazi Germany. It’s August 1939 in Germany, and Ava’s world is in turmoil. To save her father, she must marry a young Nazi officer, […]
After collating my Best Books of 2013 So Far list last month and noticing that 4 out of the 15 books included were written by Aussies, I though it high time I reflected on the titles I have read for my Aussie Author Challenge 2013 so far. As you would expect from the challenge host, I […]
The start of a new financial year is always a very busy time for me in my day job, but to regain a bit of perspective it is nice to take a moment to reflect on some of the wonderful books featured on Booklover Book Reviews in the last six months. Best Books of 2013 […]
In celebration of the upcoming UK release of The Wild Girl on 29 July, today I welcome author Kate Forsyth to share with us a behind-the-scenes look at her writing process for this novel. I was lucky enough to read The Wild Girl (my review) when it was first released in Australia. How beautiful is the […]