Book Review: The Last Straw by Ed Duncan

Book Cover The Last Straw by Ed Duncan

It has been ages since I featured a mob-based book here. It is one of my favourite genres not only in books but in TV and films too. Let’s get to the review and see how this book stands up against the many others I’ve read. Blurb The drama of The Last Straw* by Ed […]

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Book Review: Dyed Souls by Gary Santorella

Book Cover Dyed Souls by Gary Santorella

I have a wonderful YA book review here on Joyful Antidotes today. A wonderful coming-of-age story, albeit one with a heavy tinge of sadness. Let’s crack on. Blurb Dyed Souls* by Gary Santorella is set in the 1980s and is told from the viewpoint of 13-year-old Charlie. Charlie is an intelligent but troubled teenage boy […]

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Book Review: After the Funeral by Gillian Poucher

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There is a real morbid side to me. I love stories about death and serial killers. When I was offered the chance to review a book called After the Funeral*, I jumped at the chance. There was just something creepy about the title. I wasn’t disappointed. This book kept me on the edge. Blurb After […]

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Book Review: The Lives Before Us by Juliet Conlin

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I’ve been waiting for this book review for such a long time. I had the pleasure a couple of years ago of attending the book launch of The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days. During that launch, Juliet Conlin mentioned her next book, which was to be set in Shanghai. I was lucky […]

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Book Review: I Wish I Didn’t Quit by Nathan Holder

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We can all recall a time in our childhood when we had a dedicated hobby, whether it be a sport, dancing, an instrument, etc. Unfortunately, most of us can also recall giving up that hobby for one reason or another. If you are anything like me, you regret that decision. While I wouldn’t want to […]

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Book Review: The Marriage of Gryphons by Chrys Cymri

Book Cover Penny White and the Marriage of Gryphons

I’m so excited to be back with Penny White again! Penny’s Welsh wonderland is my new magical kingdom and I feel as comfortable there as I do at Hogwarts. If you aren’t up to date with Penny, check out my previous reviews of the series here and here. Or just read on for my latest […]

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Book Review: Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts

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This book has been hiding (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun) in my TBR for months. Today, I’m happy to finally get my review to you. Enjoy! Blurb Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts is a psychological thriller that brings Keller Baye and Rebecca Brown together. Previously living on either side of the Atlantic, Rebecca knows nothing […]

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Book Review: Stepping Out in Love by Gayle Suzanne

Book Cover of Self-HelpBook about Divorce

I’m excited to be back today with another self-help book. I’m proud that so far I’ve been keeping to my resolution to post more reviews of this type. I hope you’re enjoying them! Blurb Stepping Out in Love by Gayle Suzanne is a collection of 50 short stories written to help the reader through the […]

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Book Review: A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

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Jodi Picoult is my all-time favourite author. I’m always super excited during the lead up to a new release. It was no different for A Spark of Light. Let me tell you what I thought about it in my latest book review. Blurb A Spark of Light* by Jodi Picoult is set in a women’s […]

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Book Review: My Sister Is Missing by Julia Barrett

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I am one excited book blogger to be on the My Sister Is Missing book tour today. See, I mistakenly checked out the Goodreads reviews before starting this book and they made me worry that I was setting myself up for disappointment. However, what happened was I read a book I really, really enjoyed. This […]

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