Posts tagged with "literature"

Bloomsbury reveals final four Harry Potter jackets from Jonny Duddle‏

Bloomsbury reveals final four Harry Potter jackets from Jonny Duddle‏
Continuing the phenomenal success of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books, Bloomsbury will be bringing the series to a whole new generation later this year with all new illustrations and content. Award-winning artist Jonny Duddle has brought his own unique style to the covers, capturing some of the most exciting and important moments from the books. Whether it be Harry, Dumbledore or Voldemort, these are characters we all know so well and, as with... 

Book review: Flashes by Tim O’Rourke

Book review: Flashes by Tim O’Rourke
Most good books have a cover and/or a blurb that hook you right in from the get-go, and Tim O’Rourke’s Flashes is definitely one of those. A mysterious young girl standing on the train tracks, references to crime and strange goings on, and O’Rourke almost has you gripped before you’ve even opened the book. It’s an opportunity missed by many books, which often copy the style of other well-known releases rather than looking to stand out from... 

Book review: Shiverton Hall – The Creeper by Emerald Fennell

Book review: Shiverton Hall – The Creeper by Emerald Fennell
Shiverton Hall. It would be all too easy to jump to the lazy comparison of Hogwarts and Harry Potter, but that’s like saying all school-based stories are the same. Grange Hill this isn’t. Here, Emerald Fennell delivers her second slice of fearsome storytelling, as Arthur Bannister returns to Shiverton Hall for a second term. It must be challenging these days to even attempt to write a story such as this because of the huge popularity of the Harry... 

Book review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Book review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
With Rainbow Rowell’s new book Landline due for release in July, we take a look at her previous story Eleanor & Park. Never judge a book by its cover. It’s always too easy to pick up a book, read the blurb and jump to an assumption whether you’ll like it or not. Every so often, it’s worth trying something a little different, as sometimes you can find a hidden treasure. I consider Eleanor & Park to be such a discovery. It’s easy... 

Book review: Take Back The Skies by Lucy Saxon

Book review: Take Back The Skies  by Lucy Saxon
Launching an ambitious series of books as a first-time writer is never easy, especially in today’s world where the written word spreads around quicker than ever. You only have to look at the success of something like Fifty Shades Of Grey which was developed from Twilight fan fiction to see how times have changed in the world of literature. Lucy Saxon certainly hasn’t taken the easy route with her first publication from Bloomsbury, introducing... 

Book review: Mutant City (Steve Feasey)

Book review: Mutant City (Steve Feasey)
It’s hard to argue against the popularity of mutants and people with super powers being at its height currently. With the rise of the ‘geek’ into the mainstream with The Big Bang Theory and comic book movies dominating the box office, there’s no better time to examine the idea of humanity and playing God. That’s exactly what the heart of Steve Feasey‘s Mutant City is – what happens when a government gets ideas... 

Book review: Through Dead Eyes (Chris Priestley)

Book review: Through Dead Eyes (Chris Priestley)
Chris Priestley has a great track record in the horror genre, having released a number of Tales Of Terror books and Mister Creecher for young readers. His latest entry, Through Dead Eyes, takes the tale of a young boy Alex who is struggling with the separation of his parents, and places it in Amsterdam – a city so bright and pleasant on the surface, but with an undertone of something more sinister. It’s easy for anyone to relate to that... 
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