May Reading Round Up: All The Places I’ve Travelled To

This was not posted in June. Your eyes deceive you. I’ve never been to America. I’ve never been to Asia, or battle field, or dark space… but sometimes it feels like I have. It’s a cliché, but reading really does transport you. You can travel time and space to places you’ve never been or neverContinue reading “May Reading Round Up: All The Places I’ve Travelled To”

Can the narrator please shut up? ‘Aurora Rising’ Book Review

While the chatty, informal style is for fans of Percy Jackson, the main difference between Percy Jackson and Aurora Rising? Percy Jackson is actually funny… Name: Aurora Rising Author: Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff Published: 2019 The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupilContinue reading “Can the narrator please shut up? ‘Aurora Rising’ Book Review”

‘Lady Midnight’ Book Review: Is It Worth the hype?

In an unexpected plot twist, I actually ended up loving this book! Name: Lady Midnight Author: Cassandra Clare Published: 2016 It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bentContinue reading “‘Lady Midnight’ Book Review: Is It Worth the hype?”

Book Review: The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy

It’s so feminist and so funny – I’m in love with this series. I thought I’d celebrate the near release of the third book in the Montague Siblings series by reviewing the second one! This series is fast becoming a firm favourite of mine. Name: Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy (Montague Siblings 2) Author:Continue reading “Book Review: The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy”

5 Star Book Review: She Who Became The Sun

I genuinely can’t praise this book enough. Name: She Who Became The Sun Author: Shelley Parker-Chan Released: May 2021 She’ll change the world to survive her fate . . . In Mongol-occupied imperial China, a peasant girl refuses her fate of an early death. Stealing her dead brother’s identity to survive, she rises from monkContinue reading “5 Star Book Review: She Who Became The Sun”

Recent Release Reviews: Ace Of Spades

Okay, Ace Of Spades was ‘recently released’ when I planned this post, but I forgot to factor in the time it would take to actually read and then review it. And… now it’s September. But that in no way takes away from how spine chillingly brilliant Ace Of Spades was. Name: Ace Of Spades Author:Continue reading “Recent Release Reviews: Ace Of Spades”

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”

Comfort Books – They Both Die At The End

Seeing as it’s the weekend, I thought I’d try something different and subject you to the ranting of someone who’s just finished They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera… for the third or fourth time. I’ve lost count! Undeniably, it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read and is an ineffably beautifulContinue reading “Comfort Books – They Both Die At The End”

Kingdom Of Flesh And Fire: Book Review

This book has more plot holes than a sieve – and it meant that all the best bits fell out. Name: Kingdom Of Flesh And Fire Author: Jennifer Armentrout Published: 2021 A Betrayal…Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who seeContinue reading “Kingdom Of Flesh And Fire: Book Review”

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”