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25790952Title: A Murder in Time (Kendra Donovan #1)
Author: Julie McElwain
Release date: 26th April 2016 
Bookworm Rating:THREE

Historical fiction with a slight time travel twist that won’t blow you away, but will keep you entertained for a while.

31831180Title: Ensnared
Author: Rita Stradling
Release date: 18th December 2017 
Bookworm Rating:FOUR

A Beauty and the Beast retelling with a Sci-Fi twist that feels refreshingly original.

the-memory-treeTitle: The Memory Tree
Author: Glenn Haybittle
Release date: 30th March 2017 
Bookworm Rating: THREE

An Imaginative, fast paced, but at times confusing read, not for the faint of heart.

The Fourteen Day Detox

Title: The Fourteen Day Soul Detox
Author: Rita Stradling
Release date: 28th March 2017
Bookworm Rating: THREE

A character led, grounded and touching story about overcoming grief, and forgiveness.

A Twist in TimeTitle: A Twist in Time (Kendra Donovan #2)
Author: Julie McElwain
Release date: 4 April 2017
Bookworm Rating: THREE

An improvement on it’s predecessor in the series, an historical fiction novel that’s entertaining despite it’s flaws. 


Title: Mer
Author: Joelle Sellner and Abby Boeh (artist)
Release date: 2nd May 2017
Bookworm Rating: TWO

A graphic novel with an interesting premise that is sadly poorly executed. 

Red Sister

Title: Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1)
Author: Mark Lawrence
Publish date: 4th April 2017
Bookworm Rating: FOUR

A tale of friendships, sisterhood, and gory bad-assery, that is beautifully written and well executed. 


Title: One of Us is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus
Release Date: 1st June 2017
Bookworm Rating: FIVE.png

An amazing debut YA novel, with strong characters and a solid mystery, that will give you a book hangover. 

Little Big Lies

Title: Little Big Lies
Author: Liane Moriarty
Release Date: 29th July 2014
Bookworm Rating: FOUR

With an original take on the murder mystery trope, and real, relatable characters, there’s more to this novel than meets the eye.  

The OneTitle: The One
Author: John Marrs
Release Date: 26th January 2017
Bookworm Rating: TWO.png   

An interesting premise that is poorly executed, filled with lackluster characters and bland, predictable twists.

DarienTitle: Darien [Empire of Salt #1]
Author: C.F. Iggulden
Release Date: 13th July 2017
Bookworm Rating: THREE

A Fantasy debut by a Historical Fiction Author that will please readers looking for novels with strong world building and no-nonsense magic. 

Yesterday Title: Yesterday
Author: Felicia Yap
Release Date: 10th August 2017
Bookworm Rating: TWO

A bland, predictable thriller with a poorly fleshed out premise and dull characters.

The Word is Murder Title: The Word is Murder
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Release Date: 24th August 2017
Bookworm Rating: THREE

A well written, solid mystery that is sightly hindered by it’s fake non-fiction format. 

To Kill the President Title: To Kill the President 
Author: Sam Bourne
Release Date: 4th July 2017
Bookworm Rating: TWO

A ripped from the headlines thriller that doesn’t doesn’t quite deliver.

The Girl in the Glass Tower Title: The Girl in the Glass Tower
Author: Elizabeth Fremantle
Release Date: 9th February 2017
Bookworm Rating: THREE.png

A novel that offers an insightful look into the mind of one of history’s forgotten tragic figures.