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Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week… FEATURES & REVIEWS A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgewick (Horror/Thriller) 4 Stars Saved By the Rancher by Jennifer Ryan (Western Romance) 3.5 Stars New Series Alert: Hexed by Michelle Krys / The Custard Protocol by Gail Carriger Bookish News: RIP Sue Townsend, Bookish Sprint: Not a Marathon & Bookish Deals! CAROLYN’S ROUNDUP Hello everyone. Hope you’re all having a fabby weekend. Sorry I haven’t been around much lately but I’ve…

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BOOKISH NEWS RIP Sue Townsend The author who created the famous (infamous?) Adrian Mole, has died aged 68. Sue Townsend passed away on Thursday after a stroke. As soon as the news broke, tributes for the bestselling author rolled in from such people as Sarah Millican, Caitlin Moran and Steven Mangan – who played Mole in the TV adaptation. Townsend was born into a working class family and did not have the most auspicious of starts and although her books later made her rich and famous, she never forgot those early…

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NEW SERIES ALERT If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her? Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy…

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Saved by the Rancher got off to a great start. It’s darkly compelling as we watch brutalised Jenna try to escape the clutches of her violent and obsessive ex-husband. I found myself completely sucked into the story from the onset. The chapters whisked by and I read her escape and plight with fascination. In fact, the whole book was very readable, written in a pacy and easy way. It does centre around very violent domestic abuse and even the very first scenes are shocking, so it might not be for…

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Best known for his young adult fiction, Marcus Sedgwick’s A Love Like Blood marks his first foray into the adult market, with a novel that carefully treads the border between supernatural and crime. Opening with a flashback to his time as an officer in the Second World War, Charles Jackson witnesses a horror in Paris, descending into a bunker only to see a man apparently drinking the blood of a young woman. Charles is horrified, running away from the scene only to return later and find the body is gone,…

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Weekly Roundup – 6th April

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Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week… FEATURES & REVIEWS Holding Out for a Hero by Amy Andrews (Contemporary Romance) 3 Stars The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher (Science Fiction Romance) 2.5 Stars 100 Books in a Year: Open Thread for April New Series Alert: Grimm Agency by J.C Nelson / House Immortal by Devon Monk Weekend Reads: New Series by Charlaine Harris, Zombies and Cowboys Bookish News: Bookstore Says Ebooks Will Decline, Woolf Letter on Display, Bookish Deals & More! LAURA’s ROUNDUP To…

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BOOKISH NEWS Hi, and welcome to our news feature, in which we highlight and discuss some of the news that has been big in the bookish world this week. Bookstore Says Ebooks Will Decline The founder of bookstore chain Waterstones has predicted that ebooks will soon go into decline in the UK, despite the story they have caused in the past couple of years. He told the Oxford Literary Festival that paper books will remain popular for years: that is hardly a revelation – after being a form of entertainment for…

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