Book review: Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh, Gollancz, ISBN 9780575111813, RRP $29.99 Nalini Singh is a prolific New Zealand/Fijian author and something of an undervalued hero in the NZ literary scene. And by prolific I mean “over 30 books published and that’s not counting novellas and stories”. Yes, that kind of prolific. She specialises in amazing romance/paranormal/sci-fi hybrid novels […]

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Book review: Grey by E.L. James

Grey by E.L. James, Arrow, ISBN 9781784753252, RRP $19.99 Grey is the latest instalment in the inexplicably mega-popular Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, and retells the original Fifty Shades of Grey book, this time from the perspective of Christian Grey himself. The fans were apparently clamouring for this novel but that doesn’t stop it from feeling […]

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Book review: Murder & Matchmaking by Debbie Cowens

Murder & Matchmaking by Debbie Cowens, Paper Road Press, ISBN 9780473315696, Ebook and print. I admit it, I’m an inveterate Pride and Prejudice fan. One of the things I like best about it is Austen’s almost absurd sense of humour, especially with her supporting characters and in Pride and Prejudice Mrs Bennet is probably the best […]

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Book blogging in New Zealand

Booksellers NZ have a great article by Elizabeth Heritage on their website about book blogging in New Zealand, including some comments from BookieMonster. If you’re looking for other great blogs to read or just to find out a bit about the book blogging community in NZ then it’s definitely a recommended read! Book blogging in […]

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