Book Review: What Lies Around Us by Andrew Crofts

Hello! I have such a great book for you today. I read it in one sitting. That piece of information vouches for itself. If not, then give this review a try. Blurb What Lies Around Us* by Andrew Crofts introduces us to Roger, one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful billionaires. Why has he offered a […]

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Book Review: Penny White and the Vengeance of Snails by Chrys Cymri

Man, it is getting harder and harder to reviews for the Penny White series without spoilers. So warning, if you haven’t read the other books in this series, this review will have some kind of spoilers. Also, what are you doing?? You are missing out on a great series here. Blurb Penny White and the […]

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Book Review: Radioactive Revolution by Richard Hummel

Joyful Antidotes Book Cover Radioactive Revolution

I’m back today with a new book review that is really out of my comfort zone. In fact, I didn’t realise how out of my comfort zone until I finished reading it. I’m curious to know what you think about this new genre introduced to me. Blurb Radioactive Revolution by Richard Hummel sends Jared Cartwright […]

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Book Review: The Brotherhood by Jo Fenton

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I’ve told you before about my morbid side. I love books about death and serial killers and kidnappings. I also love books about cults. Like this one. Blurb The Brotherhood* by Jo Fenton introduces us to a grieving Melissa. Melissa’s parents have just died and her violent ex-boyfriend is harassing her. When new-friend Dominic offers […]

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Book Review: The Best of Crimes by K.C. Maher

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I’ve found a gem of a book. But it’s dark and disturbing and not for the faint-hearted. Find out exactly what I’m talking about in today’s book review. Blurb The Best of Crimes* by K.C. Maher begins with Walter Mitchell walking into a suburban New York police station pleading guilty to the kidnapping of 13-year-old […]

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Book Review: Kaerou Time to Go Home by B. Jeanne Shibahara

I’ve so excited to bring you another Japan-based book. I haven’t read any since Made in Japan. This next book I’m bringing to you was worth the wait. Blurb Kaerou Time to Go Home by B. Jeanne Shibahara introduces us to Meryl, a Vietnam War widow. Meryl has never remarried following the death of her husband. She […]

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Book Review: The Peacock Room at Sammezzano Castle by Merryn Corcoran

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Today I am heading back to my favourite destination in the world – Italy. Will it be as beautiful as I expect? Find out in my latest book review. Blurb The Peacock Room at Sammezzano Castle* by Merryn Corcoran is based in Tuscany, where the castle actually exists in real life. It is visited by Allergra, an […]

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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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