Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, […]
My first Jane Austen novel was Emma. I picked up my copy in the small English language section of a bookshop in my town back when I was living in Germany. The major appeal of the book at the time was, admittedly, the cover. I believe I’ve bragged about my lovely Vintage Classics editions of […]
August has been a busy month for me. I started working full-time and also did some extra teaching on a couple of weekends. I have less free time for reading now that I don’t have the freedom to manage my own schedule as I did in uni. Most of my reading is done on buses […]
After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí […]
It’s fairly common nowadays, particularly in the young adult genre, for authors to release additional novellas and short stories to supplement a series. Sometimes they do this to offer a different perspective on certain events, to provide backstory or to more deeply explore a secondary character. Sometimes these stories just offer a fun opportunity to […]
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private […]
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship–the […]
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