Llamas and Loafers: ‘The Bane Chronicles’ Book Review

My most unexpected favourite of 2021… Name: The Bane Chronicles Authors: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson Published: 2014 It’s not easy being Magnus Bane. As a warlock, he’s often called upon to fix the problems of others, his life has been long and his loves have been many. And Magnus has aContinue reading “Llamas and Loafers: ‘The Bane Chronicles’ Book Review”

LGBT History Month Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves

Whilst I normally read a lot of LGBT books, I wanted to read something to celebrate history month in February. Honestly, I normally avoid LGBT romances set in the past because they never seem to end well (Song Of Achilles who?), but I thought this was a fitting time to read Lies We Tell Ourselves.Continue reading “LGBT History Month Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves”

Jane Austen Investigates: The Abbey Mystery

A big thanks to the publishers for providing me with Julia Golding’s new childrens mystery through Netgalley – it was such a fun read! Name: Jane Austen Investigates: The Abbey Mystery Author: Julia Golding Release Date: 23/4/2021 It’s 1789 and a young Jane Austen turns detective as she seeks to solve the mysterious happenings atContinue reading “Jane Austen Investigates: The Abbey Mystery”

ARC Review: Secrets Of the Starcrossed

I – wow Name: The Once And Future Queen: Secrets Of the Starcrossed Author: Clara O’Connor Publish Date: 21st January 2021 It just happens to be published tomorrow! Not cutting this short at all 🙂 Synopsis: In a world where the Roman Empire never fell, two starcrossed lovers fight to ignite the spark of rebellion…Continue reading “ARC Review: Secrets Of the Starcrossed”

Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Age Rating: Silver On The Tree Review

Name: Silver On The Tree (Book Five Of TheDark Is Rising Sequence) Author: Susan Cooper Published: 1977 The six servants of the Light – the Drew children, Will, Bran and the mysterious Merriman – have reached their last, desperate fight against the forces of the Dark. They face one final, daunting task: to find theContinue reading “Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Age Rating: Silver On The Tree Review”

Reviewing ‘Clap When You (don’t) Land’

I wanted to love this. Name: Clap When You Land Author: Elizabeth Acevedo Published: 2020 Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people… InContinue reading “Reviewing ‘Clap When You (don’t) Land’”

The End Of An Era: Death Sets Sail

Robin Stevens is MEAN. Name: Death Sets Sail Author: Robin Stevens Published: 2020 Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are in Egypt, where they are taking a cruise along the Nile. They are hoping to see some ancient temples and a mummy or two; what they get, instead, is murder.  Also travelling on the SS Hatshepsut is aContinue reading “The End Of An Era: Death Sets Sail”

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Name: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Published: 2012 A book hasn’t left me this… shook up in a long time. Dante can swim. Ari can’t. Dante is articulate and self-assured. Ari has a hard time with words and suffers from self-doubt. Dante gets lost in poetry andContinue reading “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”

1920s Quaranteens: ‘In The Shadow Of Blackbirds’ Review

This is one of those books you find in the back of a Charity Shop… that’s surprisingly good. Name: In The Shadow Of Blackbirds Author: Cat Winters Published: 2013 In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and theContinue reading “1920s Quaranteens: ‘In The Shadow Of Blackbirds’ Review”

The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

Name: The Tattooist Of Auschwitz Author: Heather Morris Published: 2018  I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart. In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival – scratching numbers into his fellow victims’ arms in indelible ink toContinue reading “The Tattooist Of Auschwitz”