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Highlander without the bull.

Drums of Autumn Diana Gabaldon

If you've seen the series or dismissed this as mush, Gabaldon deserves your attention.  


“Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail . . . I just can’t put it down.”—The Cincinnati Post

In this breathtaking novel, rich in history and adventure, #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that started with the now-classic novel Outlander and continued in Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. Once again spanning continents and centuries, Gabaldon has created a work of sheer brilliance. 

What if you knew someone you loved was going to die? What if you thought you could save them? How much would you risk to try? 

Claire Randall has gone to find Jamie Fraser, the man she loved more than life, and has left half her heart behind with their daughter, Brianna. Claire gave up Jamie to save Brianna, and now Bree has sent her mother back to the mysterious Scottish warrior who was willing to give his life to save them both. But a chilling discovery in the pages of history suggests that Jamie and Claire’s story doesn’t have a happy ending.

Brianna dares a terrifying leap into the unknown in search of her mother and the father she has never met, risking her own future to try to change history . . . and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past . . . or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong.

 Lit Bitch 

All about Romance

 What she Read

 Buy 7.67  Wordery (Free world delivery, Independent booksellers)   


A Haunting debut

A brilliant debut from Sophie Mackintosh. Three sisters live in an isolated community, away from men. With tones from Handmaids, this is more than your usual YA dystopia. We think you’ll love this book that was nominated for the Man Booker Prize.
Guardian Review 

 Irish Times Review 

The London Magazine 

.   Buy 10.25  Wordery (Free world delivery, Independent booksellers)    


Truly Unique

VN by Madeline Ashby has more to do with Japanese Anmie fantasy than Sci-Fi, it is in fact both a YA novel and a hard Sci Fi novel. At its heart it’s the story of a young girl trying to figure out her place in the world, except this is no ordinary girl. A brilliant debut that has since had follow up novels. If you’ve missed this, we think you’ll love it!

Fantasy Book Review

Strange Horizons


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