The Snow Queen by Alana Albertson

A brief novella with all the magic of the ballet, The Snow Queen by Alana Albertson features a disappearance case that covers five years in the short novella format. The story begins five years ago at the annual Cambridge Ballet performance of The Nutcracker, with their Sugar Plum Fairy, Svetlana, having disappeared without trace straight after the performance. Since then, a ballet dancer has disappeared each year after The Nutcracker’s closing night, despite the increase in police protection around the theatre. Protagonist, Nieves Alba, was a dancer in that first…

Dead Simple - Shirley Wells

*Warning: May contain spoilers for previous books in the series* With this eighth instalment to the series, I’m pleased to say that Dead Simple by Shirley Wells proves that the Dylan Scott Mystery series is far from losing its charm. Anyone who has read the previous books will remember ‘Simple’ Stevie, the friendly local of Dawson’s Clough who helped Dylan to solve his first case. He was harmful enough, liking nothing better than wandering the streets of the town and collecting interesting newspaper clippings. However, now Stevie has been murdered…

A Vintage Wedding by Katie Fforde

Welcome to our monthly feature here at BCC! Each month I will be sharing a selection of releases I’m most looking forward to, as well as giving you all an insight into what is on my TBR pile for that month. I’d love to hear if you’re anticipating (or reading) the same titles as I am! COVETED FEBRUARY RELEASES Okay, one month of 2015 has disappeared already and we’re now in the month of February. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, here’s hoping our other halves might treat us to…


REVIEW: Endurance by Jay Lake

Endurance by Jay Lake

*Warning: Contains spoilers for book one* Hoping for some much need improvement from the first book, I decided to persevere and read Endurance by Jay Lake, the second in the Green series. The book begins with Green residing in the mountains with Ilona and her daughter, minor characters who were introduced briefly in book one. In her pregnant state, Green has been hoping to live a quiet life until the birth of her baby, leaving the people of Copper Downs to sort out their own affairs after the introduction of…

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

With a seemingly ordinary title, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins transforms an ordinary, everyday commuter into a potential witness (or suspect) in a disappearance case. Every morning Rachel Watson catches the 8:04 train to London, noticing that it always stops at the same signal point and offers a view of a particular house each day. She fantasises about the life of the couple that live in this house, having named them Jason and Jess and imagining them to have a happy marriage and a perfect relationship. Rachel…

A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) Tor Books (10 February 2015) Website || Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit. Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and…


REVIEW: Fearless by Tawny Weber

Fearless by Tawny Weber

A fun and flirty read to fit into your lunch break, Fearless by Tawny Weber ponders what might happen if one were to indulge in their sexual fantasies for one weekend of fearless fun. The novella opens with protagonist Gia and her group of best friends as they catch up for one of their regular girl sessions. They each like to gossip about goings on at work or home, with men being one of their prime topics of discussion. Gia is slightly envious of their wild escapades, classing herself as…




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