Megamonster by David Walliams | Book Review

On a volcanic island, in the middle of shark-infested waters, stands The Cruel School with its appalling lessons, revolting dinners and terrifying teachers – especially the mysterious Science teacher Doctor Doktur. When Larker is sent here, she quickly realises something very odd is going on… something involving Doctor Doktur and a ‘Monsterfication Machine’. Ultimately, she finds herself face to face with a real life Megamonster. There seems to be no escape – but for Larker, nothing is impossible.

The Eighth Girl by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung | Book Review

Alexa Wú’s chaotic life is controlled by a series of alternate personalities. Only three people know about their existence: her therapist Daniel, her stepmother Anna, and her best friend Ella. When Ella gets a job at a high-end gentleman's club, she is gradually drawn into London's cruel underbelly. With lives at stake, Alexa follows her on a daring rescue mission. Threatened and vulnerable, she will discover whether her multiple personalities are her greatest asset, or her biggest obstacle.

The Lost Art of Doing Nothing by Maartje Willems, Lona Aalders | Book Review

Our lives are so crammed that it leaves little-to-no time for rest. When we do set aside time, we invariably get caught up in thinking of the next item on our to-do list or organising a drawer full of pens. Work, chats, chores, meeting friends - all of these demand time and attention and #FOMO keeps us from stepping back or cancelling plans to simple relax. But what if you could replace #FOMO with #JOMO a.k.a the joy of missing out? Welcome to the world of Niksen - the Dutch art of doing nothing.

The Art of Papercraft by Helen Hiebert | Book Review

Whether you're a crafting beginner, artist or designer, this book with 40 unique projects ideas, all made with a single sheet of paper, offers a rich variety of papercraft techniques. With step by step illustrations, this is a great way to explore the diversity of paper as a medium and learn how to make stunning projects.

The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa | Book Review

After the death of his grandfather, Rintaro is devastated and alone. It seems he will have to close their tiny second-hand bookshop crammed full of wonderful books.
Then, a talking tabby cat appears and asks Rintaro for help. The cat needs a book lover to join him on a mission. This odd couple will go on three magical adventures to save books from people who have imprisoned, mistreated and betrayed them before there is one last rescue that Rintaro must attempt alone…

Freckles by Cecelia Ahern | Book Review

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
When a stranger utters these words to Allegra Bird, nicknamed Freckles, it turns her highly ordered life upside down, leading her to ask the question she’s been avoiding for so long: who are the people who made her the way she is? And who are the five people who can shape and determine her future?
Just as she once joined the freckles on her skin to mirror the constellations in the night sky, she must once again look for connections.

Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis | Book Review

Noelle Butterby's evening is nothing short of disastrous. Returning from a reunion which didn't go as expected, she is now stranded on a snowy, traffic-jammed motorway with a dead phone, a broken heater and a shattered heart. In a desperate moment she decides to take up the American's offer to let her charge her phone in his car. Eight perfect hours later, she can't bear to leave his company. But the motorway has opened up and Sam is on his way to the airport to fly home.

You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry | Book Review

Poppy and Alex met 12 summers ago on orientation day at university and did not hit it off. Next summer, they ended up sharing a car ride home and made a pact - to spend one vacation together every year. Two summers ago, it all went wrong. This summer, Poppy has asked Alex to join her on one last trip. Two friends. Ten summer trips. Their last chance to fall in love?

Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little | Book Review

Film editor Marissa jumps at the chance to travel to a small island to work with the legendary – and legendarily demanding – director, Tony Rees. Soon she discovers there are rumours of accidents and indiscretions, of burgeoning scandals and perilous schemes on set. In the midst of this chaos, Marissa is herself drawn into an amateur investigation of the real-life murder that is the movie’s central subject. The only problem is the killer may still be on the loose. And he might not be done.

Yours Cheerfully by A J Pearce | Book Review

London, Nov. 1941. Following the departure of Henrietta Bird from Woman’s Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmy Lake. When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain’s women’s magazines to help recruit desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy meets a young woman who shows them the very real challenges they face. Now, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma between doing her duty and standing by her friends. This is the delightfully uplifting sequel to Dear Mrs. Bird you cannot afford to miss.

The Lies We Tell by Jane Corry | Book Review

Sarah always thought of herself and her husband, Tom, as good people. But that was before their son Freddy came home saying he'd done something terrible, begging them not to tell the police. Soon Sarah and Tom must find out just how far they are willing to push themselves, and their marriage, to protect their only child. As the lies build up and Sarah is presented with the perfect opportunity to get Freddy off the hook, she is faced with a terrifying decision: Save her son... or save herself?

The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam | Book Review

Meet Asha Ray. Brilliant coder and possessor of a Pi tattoo, Asha is poised to revolutionize artificial intelligence when she is reunited with her high school crush, Cyrus Jones. Cyrus inspires Asha to write a new algorithm and before she knows it, they've exchanged vows, she's abandoned her PhD program, and gone to work at an exclusive tech incubator called Utopia. The platform creates a sensation, with millions of users seeking personalized rituals every day. Will Cyrus and Asha's marriage survive the pressures of sudden fame, or will she become overshadowed by the man everyone is calling the new messiah?

Unbreak Your Heart by Katie Marsh | Book Review

Seven-year-old Jake’s heart is failing so he decides to find Simon, his single dad, someone to love before he goes. Beth is determined to forget the past. But even with starting afresh in a Lake District village, she can’t shake the secrets that haunt her. Simon has no time to find someone new when every day is a struggle to earn a living while caring for his beloved son. But Jake is determined his plan will succeed – and what unfolds will change all three of them forever.

How to Save a Life by Eva Carter | Book Review

It’s nearly midnight on the eve of the millennium when eighteen-year-old Joel’s heart stops. Kerry performs CPR for eighteen exhausting minutes while her best friend Tim freezes, unable to help. That moment of life and death changes the course of all three lives over the next two decades because sometimes saving a life is only the start of the story...