July Wrap-Up & Check-In

Wow, it has been a long time since I've rmeembered to do one of these *facepalm* I feel I've neglected the blog a bit, to be honest, I've been struggling in general I think - how do you come up with fun and creative things all the time!? Quick check-in, how are we all doing? … Continue reading July Wrap-Up & Check-In

The Reading Rush 2020

Hello, hello! It's time for this years Reading Rush! I adored this last year, it was so much fun! Did you participate? Means as though this is only 1 week, I thought I'd just wrap-up at the end. This years prompts were: 1/ Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your … Continue reading The Reading Rush 2020

REVIEW | The Court of Miracles – Kester Grant

“This is how it started;with a sister weeping in her bed;a child so terrified she sold herself to a thief;a girl so lovely, the world went to war to possess her” This book was so promising! I think I may have put just a little too much expectation on it. But I mean, come on … Continue reading REVIEW | The Court of Miracles – Kester Grant

REVIEW | The Kiss of Deception – Mary E. Pearson

It can take years to mold a dream. It takes only a fraction of a second for it to be shattered. I definitely cannot wait to dive into the next one! Although slow - which isn't always a bad thing - and featuring some of my most disliked tropes, it pulled me out of a … Continue reading REVIEW | The Kiss of Deception – Mary E. Pearson

Brit(ish) – Afua Hirsch

The true failure of our nation is not the things that have happened in the past, but out failure to acknowledge this past, the prejudices, problems and hypocrisy that have - as a result - become woven into the fabric of everyday British life, everywhere. This book was a bit eye-opening for me. I've never … Continue reading Brit(ish) – Afua Hirsch

REVIEW | Scythe – Neal Shusterman

“But remember that good intentions pave many roads. Not all of them lead to hell.” I really enjoyed this book - the concept is fascinating, and although slow at times, I really loved the storyline. Humanity has conquered death. But space travel proved futile, and so we must subside only on planet Earth. How to … Continue reading REVIEW | Scythe – Neal Shusterman

REVIEW | Half A Soul – Olivia Atwater

"It may be true that you only have half a soul, Dora,"..."But that does not make you half a person." I absolutely adored this story and I cannot wait for more! It was like Jane Austen combined with The Invisible Library, and I could not put it down in the slightest. The setting of Regency … Continue reading REVIEW | Half A Soul – Olivia Atwater

REVIEW | Last Memoria – Rachel Emma Shaw

Firstly, how gorgeous is that cover? That was the trouble with stolen memories, you could never trust them once they were yours. Oh this book! The synopsis on Goodreads compares to Joe Abercrombie, and I totally get it. Sarilla has Glokta's dedication and ruthlessness - I'd even say Ninefingers self-destruction. I'd definitely throw this book … Continue reading REVIEW | Last Memoria – Rachel Emma Shaw

REVIEW | Wonder – R.J. Palacio

“Here’s what I think: the only reason I’m not ordinary is that no one else sees me that way." It's hard to talk about this book without spoiling it. But I loved reading this book - and I was right, I did cry by the end. We mainly follow August, a boy who was born … Continue reading REVIEW | Wonder – R.J. Palacio

REVIEW | The Tech – Mark Ravine

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters are fleshed out, although I maybe would have liked a little more fleshing out but they're certainly not two-dimensional, and the story is engaging - set with a newly formed team of misfits in the FBI who appear to have caught a string of cases around a wider … Continue reading REVIEW | The Tech – Mark Ravine