Gideon the Ninth Review… Take Two!

Brutal. This book is gloriously, gorgeously brutal – it takes no prisoners, and your breath away. Name: Gideon the Ninth (Locked Tomb Series: Book 1) Author: Tamsyn Muir Published: 2019 Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons,Continue reading “Gideon the Ninth Review… Take Two!”

Make Some Noise For ‘I Kissed Shara Wheeler’!

Change of plan. This book was going to be part of my ‘Is It Worth the Hype’ series, where I read and review popular books so you don’t have to. Find it here. But…where is the hype for IKSW? I haven’t seen nearly enough noise for Casey McQuiston’s latest novel – this is not aContinue reading “Make Some Noise For ‘I Kissed Shara Wheeler’!”

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”

Books That Made Me CRY: Afterlove

For fans of They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera and One Last Stop by Casey McQuinnston, Afterlove was one of the quirkiest and most devastating books I read in 2021. Name: Afterlove Author:Tanya Byrne Published: 2021 Ash Persaud is about to become a reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined toContinue reading “Books That Made Me CRY: Afterlove”

Dark Academia For Spooky Season

The universal truth: if Summer is for swoon-worthy romances and Winter is for heartwarming, cosy mysteries, then Autumn is the season of Dark Academia novels. While I haven’t read that many Dark Academia novels, here are some of my favourite. What are yours? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments!Continue reading “Dark Academia For Spooky Season”

June Wrap Up – Sassy Saturday

This is not posted on a Wednesday and 7 days into July. Your eyes deceive you. Happy Pride Month! I can’t believe I can’t say that again for another year, but I’ve had a great time while it lasted. Even if it’s just capitalism, it’s so nice seeing rainbows everywhere. Finally, I’ve finished all myContinue reading “June Wrap Up – Sassy Saturday”

The End Of The Grishaverse? Rule Of Wolves Review

Hanne Brum and Nina Zenik are my new OTP and they deserve all the waffles in the world. Name: Rule Of Wolves Author: Leigh Bardugo Published: 2021 The Demon King. As Fjerda’s massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm—and even the monster within—to win this fight. ButContinue reading “The End Of The Grishaverse? Rule Of Wolves Review”

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”