Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag by Oliver Bowden – For fans of the game, this will be a welcome addition; for those unfamiliar, it is still an action-packed tale of pirates and adventure.
Mattie Simpkin is a wonderful heroine with verve and drive and a willingness to ensure that young women of the early twentieth century know that they can achieve much – if they only know how to push.
Moving between Massachusetts and the Caribbean, Jenny Bond’s novel is an enjoyable tale of the hope of young love, betrayal and pirates
Oliver Cromwell Pitts’ life is turned upside down when his father disappears the night of a big storm and he is forced to live by his wits.
A quite traumatic but moving novel told in two narrative strands, one of a young mother, the other the daughter she is forced to give up.
Jojo Moyes’ book about the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky is a stirring tale about the power of friendship and the joy that books can bring
The Underpainter is a character study of someone who views life from a distance, never fully engaging in its emotional landscape.
The tense perilous atmosphere of medieval Seville at the time of the Inquisition is created with dark intensity in Lynes’ historical novel.
Lady Jane Grey’s story is a truly tragic one and Ann Rinaldi shows just how she was used as a pawn in a power play during Tudor history
The best Jojo Moyes’ book to date? I think so. A romance, a war story, a legal thriller – it’s all here and vividly written.