What happens when Capitalism is closely intertwined with Art? And what happens when Art is linked to  people murdered or kidnapped? That is the literary framework of  a stunning mystery written by Vincent Panettiere and titled The Scopas Factor.  The novel I reviewed is not only a mystery, but a modern spy story, where  I saw many underlying messages.  From the first to the last page.   The Scopas Factor is the story...

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The Broken Girls is the title a mystery novel written by Simone St. James. In my review, I discussed about the success of this book and about its underlying messages. Yes, hidden messages addressed to readers who loved and will love this story (like me). Released in March of the past year, The Broken Girls has been regarded as the most addictive mystery novel of 2018. I also think it is a great and very interesting story under many standpoints. I...

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Origin is the latest book written by the famous novelist Dan Brown. That is the seventh thriller novel and the fifth with Robert Langdon as a protagonist.  If you want to know more about this novel, read my review. I read this novel in the past weeks, in one breath. I never read the other books by Dan Brown, but only seen the movies. Well, after reading Origin, I think that the movie directors or screen players didn’t read the novels by Dan Br...

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If you are looking for books in Italian, I advise that you read L’amore rubato by Dacia Maraini. I read this book recently, because as an Italian book lover, I need to read and review books in Italian, sometimes. L’amore rubato (The Stolen Love in English) is a collection of tales written by the most famous living Italian novelist in the world, namely: Dacia Maraini. Currently there is no translation into other languages, and not even...

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The Missing Girl is the debut novel by Jenny Quintana. The Kindle edition of this mystery thriller has been released on September 1, 2018, while the paperback will be available on September 20, 2018. And yet, the book is already a best seller  regarded as the most addictive mystery novel of the year. How it was possible? Read my review to discover it. The Missing Girl is unusually and fully different from other mystery novels. The plot tells abo...

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Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis is a novel with the same style of the Tv series called Criminal Minds. That is a mystery thriller that I read with no real interest at first. The mystery is not my favourite genre, but as soon as I read and browsed the first page, I have been forced to change my mind. Here is why you should read my review about Invisible . Let’s start from the plot. Invisible is set in the US, where an arsonist s...

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Sleeping Beauties is the title of one of the latest novels by Stephen King. Here is my review about the novel. In reality, the book has been written along with Owen, the son of Stephen King. I must admit that I noticed that the book has been written by four hands. This is the plot. A day, in a village called Aurora, women get affected from a strange flu. It occurs with strange symptoms and fluffy wires that wrap women from the head to the feet, w...

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This book made me come to my mind the following quote: it is easier breaking atoms than prejudices. This quote was said by Albert Einstein many years ago, but matches perfectly with the sharp meaning of this novel titled The Underground Railroad. The author is Colson Whitehead, namely the winner of Pulitzer prize and National Book Award 2017. His novel has been the only book to win these prizes during the past twenty years. If you are a new autho...

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This book is the brightest example about how a traditionally published author may become famous internationally. Even though this is not my favourite genre, I must admit that the book is perfect. Both in the plot and in the written language. I never read a book written in a so perfect English. Hence, about this, there are two options: or the author has a great writing talent or the editor of the traditional publisher did a great editing work. How...

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Second Marriage: An Insider’s Guide to Hope, Healing & Love by Sharilee Swaity
Book description / June 3, 2019

Description Marriage the Second Time Around is More Complicated! Were you or your spouse married before? Do the complications sometimes feel overwhelming? Do you even secretly wonder if you might have made a mistake? You are not alone! In fact, almost one out of every three people who gets married today has been married sometime before. And we all face the same struggles: stepfamily complications, healing from the past, and not wanting ...

Rings of Polaris By Paul Alan
Book description / May 2, 2019

Rooted in science fiction, the narrative is deeply invested in the emotional side of its main players. ‘Rings of Polaris’ fuses science fiction, dystopian, and action – in an adventure giving Arthur C. Clarke a run for his money. Readers are invited to strap in with  Rebel Lexis on a mission across the vast wasteland that was once Earth to the surface of Mars. While nobody will deny science fiction’s timeless popularity, both r...

Review The Scopas Factor Vincent Panettiere
Book reviews , Fiction / March 13, 2019

What happens when Capitalism is closely intertwined with Art? And what happens when Art is linked to  people murdered or kidnapped? That is the literary framework of  a stunning mystery written by Vincent Panettiere and titled The Scopas Factor.  The novel I reviewed is not only a mystery, but a modern spy story, where  I saw many underlying messages.  From the first to the last page.   The Scopas Factor is...

Review of Sculpting Revenge by Mihir Jaiswal
Short review / February 27, 2019

This book made me come to my mind the unforgettable movie titled Ghost,  with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. Do you remember? He has been murdered by a hitman and appears  to her while she is working with a pot of clay. In  the novel, the hitman is a cop who kills a black guy, Dave. The girlfriend who  talks  with the ghost is Arianna, an Italian sculptor.  Set between Italy and the US, the Scuplting Reveng...

Review The Broken Girls Simone St. James
Book reviews , Fiction / February 22, 2019

The Broken Girls is the title a mystery novel written by Simone St. James. In my review, I discussed about the success of this book and about its underlying messages. Yes, hidden messages addressed to readers who loved and will love this story (like me). Released in March of the past year, The Broken Girls has been regarded as the most addictive mystery novel of 2018. I also think it is a great and very interesting story under many stan...

Review of the Certain Hope by E.C. Jackson
Short review / February 6, 2019

This is the first romance novel that gave  me the goosebumps.  The plot is about the  love story of two thirty  year guys who decided to marry after only two weeks of dating.  The main characters of this much chatted wedding are Tara and Luke.  Both of them lost their parents tragically. Tara’s parents catch a disease during the first travel of their life.  Indeed,  returned  home,  they get sick and die in a very short time...

The Certain Hope, a novel by E.C. Jackson
Book description / January 21, 2019

Book description Love at first sight. It’s every girl’s dream. But Tara Simpkins is finding out it’s not as easy as it seems. Is this truly the man God sent to be her husband, or is she just desperate to escape her loneliness? The recent loss of both parents has left her reeling, and close friends don’t think she’s in any position to make major life decisions. She and her new-found love are convinced they can live happily ever...

Review of The Complete Food Substitutions Handbook by Jean B. MacLeod
Essays , Short review / January 18, 2019

 I must admit I remained lightly impressed when I read this handbook for the first time. Yes, impressed and, later,  nicely  struck. The work, is, in fact, a wide collection of unusual recipes that taught me to replace common and dangerous  ingredients such as salt and sugar,   with  absolutely  low fat  and low sugar organic compounds.  And so, I brought the handbook to my kitchen and s...

Advicesbooks Prize, Best books 2018
Advicesbooks Prize / January 10, 2019

Here I am again with the new edition of the Advicesbooks Prize to award the best books I read in 2018. Welcome to a new discover about little and big literary masterpieces in two separated categories: traditionally published novelists and self published authors. Are you ready to discover the best titles I read in the past year?  Are you sure? Well, start now and you’ll discover that the best books of 2018, read through this book ...