Book Review: Sharon Stone’s The Beauty of Living Twice is a unique and compelling Hollywood memoir

Not the typical Hollywood star, it stands to reason that Sharon Stone‘s The Beauty of Living Twice isn’t the typical Hollywood memoir either.

For starters, it’s beautifully written. Candid and conversational, it is at times lyrical and evocative, at others harrowing and heartbreaking. Revelations of childhood abuse, Hollywood toxicity, and the agony of recovery sit alongside the expected name-drops, charity galas, and celebrity glitz; an uneasy dichotomy that suits Stone’s narrative to a tee.

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Book Review: Bonnie Wynne’s stellar The Price of Magic continues with The Stars Beyond the Stone

Life seems to have finally slowed for Gwyn. After the battle with Molech Suun, the Clockwork City is in ruins and Gwyn, reluctantly, is one of the figureheads of the movement to rebuild it.

But she can’t shake the feeling that her old master Faolan is still alive. And with Scions to destroy and a dangerous sorceress gaining ever more power to the south, Gwyn is going to need all the help she can get.

Necromancers, rebellious pirates, and forbidden kingdoms beckon Gwyn and shapeshifter Lucian as they head out in search of Faolan in The Stars Beyond the Stone, the third instalment of Bonnie Wynne‘s The Price of Magic.

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Book Review: The Rose Daughter is the latest addition to Maria Lewis’ Supernatural Sisters squad

Dreckly Jones lives by one core rule. Don’t be a hero. She wouldn’t have lived this long without it – and as a 140-something year old sprite that shouldn’t have existed in the first place, that’s no mean feat.

But when a group of supernatural beings come to her, begging for help, her resolve is tested. There’s safety in solitude, that much is true, but if what werewolf Ben and his cohorts have to say is true, Dreckly might be in danger regardless.

The question is, is it worth the risk?

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