Book Review: Attend by West Camel

I may not be reading many Christmas-themed books but that doesn’t mean I don’t like a bit of magic this time of year. If you also want to mix intensity with a little bit of light-heartedness, I have the book for you. Attend* by West Camel is centered around three main characters: Sam, Anne and […]

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Book Review: The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman

My last post was a mix of drama and romance. This next post is pure drama. Your kind of thing? Read on. The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman is set in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria, Israeli and Bulgarian intelligence agencies launch a joint investigation. Detective Boyko Stanchev on the police […]

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Book Review: Picking up the Pieces by Joanne Worgan

Sometimes I reach for books that are completely dramatic. Other times I want something more heartfelt. I didn’t ever think I would find a book that combines both wonderfully. That is until I picked up this book. Picking up the Pieces* by Joanne Worgan introduces us to Kate who has a six-year-old autistic son, Sam. She […]

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Book Review: Start: Life Under a Compulsory Community Treatment Order by Graham Morgan

It’s been a while since I reviewed a non-fiction book. I’m pretty excited about today’s book as I love promoting anything that focuses on mental health. If you are currently going through any mental health struggles, read on; this book might appeal to you. Start: Life Under a Compulsory Community Treatment Order is by Graham […]

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Book Review: The Girl from the Sugar Plantation by Sharon Maas

Times change, of that there is no doubt, and as they change, so do various customs, morals, etc. However, some things stay consistent. For instance, the ‘coming of age’ ritual we all go through. Let me introduce you to a wonderful coming of age story through the form of historical fiction. The Girl from the […]

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Book Review: Black Moss by David Nolan

Considering it is November 30th, you would think it’s time for Joyful Antidotes to start making way for Christmas stories full of magic and light. Not this book blog. Today, I have a wonderfully chilling thriller to share. Black Moss by David Nolan begins in April 1990, as rioters take over Strangeways prison in Manchester. […]

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Book Review: My MacArthur by Cindy Fazzi

Today I’m travelling far across the world to the Philippines, and then onto the United States, for my next book review. Are you ready to join me? My MacArthur* by Cindy Fazzi is set in Manila in 1930 where Douglas MacArthur is the most powerful man in the Philippines, a United States colony. He’s fifty […]

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Book Review: Nothing Is Strange by Mike Russell

Long term readers of Joyful Antidotes will remember the weird and wacky stories of Mike Russell: Strungballs and Strange Medicine. I’m back today with a collection of even quirkier stories from the man himself. Nothing Is Strange* by Mike Russell is a collection of twenty short stories that bring the reader on inspiring, magical and unique […]

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Cover Reveal: The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a smashing day! I am because I’ve been invited to take part in a really cool blog tour in March. Today, I want to share the book cover and blurb with you and I hope you get as excited about it as I do! Tune back in March […]

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Book Review: The Spectacular Vision of Oskar Dunkleblick by Hattie Holden Edmonds

I’ve often read that adults gain no value from reading YA books. Well boo to them because they are missing out on some great stories – and valuable life lessons. Let me tell you about one such book that everyone should read. The Spectacular Vision of Oskar Dunkleblick* by Hattie Holden Edmonds introduces the reader […]

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