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Book reviews: March 2024

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Book reviews: March 2024

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Published on 13/04/2024 Library Staff
  • The House of the Cerulean Sea
  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
  • All Systems Red
Front cover of House of the Cerulean Sea book

House of the Cerulean Sea

— TJ Klune
Front cover of House of the Cerulean Sea book

"A lovely blend of gentle romance and urban fantasy. This amusing tale follows Linus Baker, a case worker for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. Reporting to ‘Extremely Upper Management’, Linus must assess the Marsyas Island Orphanage, run by the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus. This beautifully told story is for fans of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and will definitely make you smile, if not laugh out loud." - Lisa 

Front cover of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow book

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

— Gabrielle Zevin
Front cover of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow book

"Honestly, I borrowed this book because of the beautiful cover, however I became completely engrossed in this well told story. This is the story of Sam and Sadie and their friendship as it develops over their lives. Sam and Sadie are game developers, who rocket to fame when one of their games becomes a massive hit. Can they follow it up with another hit? Will their friendship survive? I loved that this story reflected the everyday grittiness of life, and the natural ebb and flow of real-life relationships." – Brock 

Front cover All Systems Red book

All Systems Red

— Martha Wells
Front cover All Systems Red book

"All Systems Red The first the Murderbot Diaries series, where we are introduced to the main character: The self-named Murderbot. The security robot of an exploration team on a distant planet, who is just discovering its own free will. Murderbot just wants to spend its free time watching TV dramas but when the neighbouring exploratory team goes silent, Murderbot and its scientists must discover what’s really happening. The humour comes from Murderbots' own behaviour with its' unique take on what happens around it and that while it distains humans it is willing to go to great lengths to protect its' team of scientists. Combined with the mystery of what happened to the second team, this book is hard to put down." - Ebony 

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