King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

King of Thorns Mark Lawrence

Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

I found these pages scattered, teased across the rocks by a fitful wind.



Plot

A six nation army marches toward Jorg’s gates, led by a shining hero determined to unite the empire and heal its wounds. Every omen says he will. Every good king knows to bend the knee in the face of overwhelming odds, if only to save their people and their lands. But King Jorg is not a good king.

Faced by an enemy many times his strength, Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But playing fair was never part of Jorg’s game plan…


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Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

Evil Under the Sun Hercule Poirot

Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

When Captain Roger Angmering built himself a house in the year 1782 on the island off Leathercombe Bay, it was thought the height of eccentricity on his part.

Plot

When a beautiful woman is found strangled to death at a holiday resort, the murder appears to be a crime of passion. But could it have been something more evil and premeditated altogether? Hercule Poirot has his vacation interrupted in this mystery.

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Poor Man’s Fight by Elliott Kay

Poor Mans Fight

Rating: 3.5 Stars ★★★☆☆

“How much debt do you people carry?”



Plot

High school senior Tanner Malone has bombed the Test, a high-stakes exam that establishes how much he owes for his corporate-funded education. Burdened by a crushing debt that rules out college, Tanner enlists in the navy of Archangel, a star system with four terraformed worlds. But he hasn’t factored in the space pirates.

Just as Tanner begins basic training, the government ramps up its forces to confront a band of rowdy raiders who are wreaking havoc in the void. Led by complex and charismatic Captain Casey, the outlaws love a little murder and mayhem, but they are also democratic, egalitarian, and devoted to freeing each new recruit from debt and corporate oppression.

Assigned to the front lines, Tanner soon finds himself caught in the crossfire between ruthless foes, cruel comrades, and unforgiving space. Can he do his duty when good and evil look so much alike?


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Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page

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Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

I first discovered I was trash three days before my ninth birthday – on year after my father lost his job and moved to Secaucus to live with a woman named Crystal and four years before my mother had the car accident, started taking pills, and began exclusively wearing bedroom slippers instead of normal shoes.



Plot

Amy Gumm is living in a trailer park, trying to deal with highschool and a pill-addicted mother when a tornado sweeps up her trailer and she lands in Oz. But Oz is not the colourful place from the film or the book. And Dorothy is not a sweet little girl. She’s a despotic princess, bending all of Oz to her will.

And Amy is the only one who can change that. Recruited by a rebel organization, she’s trained with only one goal in mind: Kill Dorothy.

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Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Moon Called Mercy Thompson

Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆


I didn’t realize he was a werewolf at first.



Plot

Mercy Thompson makes her living as an auto mechanic. She’s also a shapeshifter, able to change her form into that of a coyote effortlessly. She tries to stay out of other preternatural creature’s business. It’s not always easy when her neighbour’s a werewolf, her former boss one of the fae and she fixes cars for vampires.

When an inexperienced werewolf shows up at her doorstep, she finds herself more entangled with the supernatural community than she was bargaining for – particularly in the affairs of werewolfs.

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The Duff by Kody Keplinger

The Duff (Designated ugly fat friend)

Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

This was getting old.



Plot

Bianca is a seventeen year old high-school students with two amazing and gorgeous friends. Sometimes she feels like the odd one out. She’s not breezy, she’s the cynic of the group. And she doesn’t look like them either. Still, it doesn’t help when Wesley Rush, school heartthrob calls her the Duff – the designated ugly fat friend.

Things aren’t going great for Bianca at home either. And before she knows it, she is kissing Wesley to distract herself from her worries. But they are only starting.

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The Queen’s Man by Sharon Kay Penman

The Queens Man


Rating: 2.5 Stars

“Do you think the king is dead?”



Plot

Justin de Quincy is a bishop’s bastard. When he finds out that the man he supposed to be his benefactor is in reality his father, he storms off. Unsure of what to do with himself, he heads towards London. But just outside of Winchester he witnesses a murder. Too late to save the man, he instead takes on a dangerous task: to deliver a mysterious letter to the English Queen, Eleanor of Aquitane. Before he knows it, he finds himself in the Queen’s service, tasked with solving the murder.


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