Tag Archives: Gill-Marie Stewart

FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella

Tone and topic are at odds Kinsella is a great writer and parts of this book are excellent. But other parts are … just not quite right. She’s chosen difficult topics to treat in a jokey way – bullying and … Continue reading

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CLASSIC YA MONTH: The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Reading The Pursuit Of Love again was a joy. Fanny, the heroine, claims to be an ordinary child, but her cousins, the Radletts, are extraordinary and through Fanny’s eyes we get to meet and enjoy their complete eccentricity. The family … Continue reading

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CLASSIC YA MONTH: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

Review by Gill-Marie Stewart I first read this book as a teenager and although my memories of the story are not at all clear, I have vivid recollections of the murderous inn keeper, smuggling, the danger of the sea and … Continue reading

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MIND GAMES by TERI TERRY

Review by Gill-Marie Stewart. This is a fast-paced, scary but enthralling page-turner. Set in the future, after the Third World War, Luna lives in a time that is dominated by one huge corporation, PareCo. PareCo creates virtual worlds in which … Continue reading

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Cow Girl by G R (Giancarlo) Gemin

Official blurb: Growing up on the embattled Mawr Estate in South Wales, all Gemma sees are burglaries, muggings, sadness and boredom. With a dad in prison and a mum who has given up hope, she, like everyone around her, is … Continue reading

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I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith

Official blurb: Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Her journal records her life with her beautiful, bored sister, Rose, her fadingly glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her little brother Thomas … Continue reading

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The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting by Holly Bourne

Blurb: Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. But when she’s told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to … Continue reading

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THE WORST GIRLFIREND IN THE WORLD by Sarra Manning

Blurb: Alice Jenkins is the worst girlfriend in the world according to the many, many boys who’ve shimmied up lampposts and shoplifted from New Look to impress her, only to be dumped when she gets bored of them. Alice has … Continue reading

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STRUCK (formerly STORM AND STONE) by Joss Stirling

Blurb – Behind the ivy-clad walls of an exclusive boarding school, lurks a sinister web of corruption, scandal, and conspiracy. American student Raven Stone has noticed something is horribly wrong. First there were the unexplained disappearances. Then there were the … Continue reading

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Unravel by Imogen Howson

 Blurb – In a world far from our own, Lissa has exposed a dangerous secret. Captive twins, known as Spares, have been the subjects of dark government experiments. And Lissa’s own twin was one of the first victims. Running for … Continue reading

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