Shelf Control #36: Revelation by C.J Sansom

The final Wednesday of the month, and time again for Shelf Control. Shelf Control is a feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR pile. To participate, simply pick one of the books from your TBR and write a post about it. Link back to…

Review: A Country Rivalry by Sasha Morgan

My thanks to NetGalley and Aria for a review copy of this one. A Country Rivalry is set in Treweham village in the Cotswalds where we “meet” and follow the stories of numerous characters—the lord of the manor Tobias Cavendish-Blake, recently married to Megan; his younger brother Sebastian who is seeing success on the stage…

Review: #ThePorpoise by Mark Haddon

My thanks to Penguin Random House UK and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. Part of the description of this book on NetGalley was this: “A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash.She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about…

Review: #Shelley by David Vandermeulen, Daniel Casanave, and Patrice Larcenet

My thanks to NetGalley and Europe Comics for a review copy of this one. This graphic novel tells the story of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Opening in Oxford in 1811, when he gets expelled for his essay on Atheism (he was always in trouble there, pretty much), to his meeting with his first wife Harriet, and…

Review: #RenéeStone 1: Murder in Abyssinia #NetGalley #GraphicNovel #HistoricalFiction

My thanks to NetGalley and Europe Comics for a review copy of this book. This is a graphic novel and first in series featuring Renée Stone, author of detective fiction, who arrives in Ethiopia (then, Abyssinia) along with a number of other “hand-picked Europeans” in October 1930 to witness the coronation of the last Emperor…