Book: The White Queen

Title: The White Queen Author: Philippa Gregory  Blurb: Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and…

Book: Teardrop

Title: Teardrop Author: Lauren Kate Series: Teardrop (no. 1) Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Eureka won’t let anyone close enough to feel her pain. After her mother was killed in a freak accident, the things she used to love hold no meaning. She wants to escape, but one thing holds her back: Ander, the boy who is everywhere…

Book: The Mysterious Mr. Quin

Title: The Mysterious Mr. Quin Author: Agatha Christie Blurb: Harley Quin is an enigma. Even his friend Mr Satterthwaite is unable to understand how the man seems to appear and disappear almost like a trick of the light – and when he does appear it’s usually in the sparkle of sunshine, or surrounded by a…

Book: Ripper

Title: Ripper Author: Isabel Allende Blurb: The Jackson women, Indiana and Amanda, have always had each other. Yet, while their bond is strong, mother and daughter are as different as night and day. Indiana, a beautiful holistic healer, is a free-spirited bohemian. Long divorced from Amanda’s father, she’s reluctant to settle down with either of…

Book: The Mysterious Benedict Society

Title: The Mysterious Benedict Society Author:  Trenton Lee Stewart Series: The Mysterious Benedict Society Blurb: “Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?” ad attracts dozens for mind-bending tests readers may try. Only two boys and two girls succeed for a secret mission, undercover and underground into hidden tunnels. At the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened,…

Book: The Fifth Gospel

Title: The Fifth Gospel Author: Ian Caldwell Blurb: In 2004, as Pope John Paul II’s reign enters its twilight, a mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered at a clandestine meeting on the outskirts of Rome. That same night, a violent…

Book: The Bees

Title: The Bees Author: Laline Paull Blurb: Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen. Yet Flora has talents that are not typical of…

Book: The School of Good and Evil

Title: The School of Good and Evil Author:  Soman Chainani Series: The School of Good and Evil (Book 1) Blurb: At the School for Good and Evil, failing your fairy tale is not an option. With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good, while Agatha,…

Book: The Gospel of Loki

Title: The Gospel of Loki Author: Joanne Harris Blurb: With his notorious reputation for trickery and deception and an ability to cause as many problems as he solves, Loki is a Norse god like no other. Demon-born, he is viewed with deepest suspicion by his fellow gods who will never accept him as one of their…

Book: The Cuckoo Calling

Title:  The Cuckoo’s Calling Author: Robert Galbraith Series: Coroman Strike Series (#1)

Book: You Don’t Know Me

Title:  You Don’t Know Me Author: Sophia Bennett Blurb: Sasha, Jodie, Nell and Rose never expected to be famous. They didn’t want to be. In fact, they wanted to keep their band a secret because it’s what they do when they’re being stupid together – dressing up and singing cheesy songs. But someone has stolen a…

Book: Peril at End Point

Title:  Peril at End Point Author: Agatha Christie Blurb:  While on holiday in Cornwall, Hercule Poirot falls, turns his ankle and stumbles into pretty Nick Buckley, accident-prone heiress of a local estate and the survivor of several near-fatal mishaps. Poirot suspects more when strange connections surface between distant relatives, an absent pilot and a local gang…