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

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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

REVIEW | Cogheart – Peter Bunzl

No one conquers fear easily, Robert. It takes a brave heart to win great battles. This was such a compelling story! And wow was it more murderous and gore-filled than I expected. It actually got my squeamishness triggered at times. Set in a steampunk Victorian England, we follow Lily and Robert as they flee from … Continue reading REVIEW | Cogheart – Peter Bunzl

REVIEW | Twilight – Stephanie Meyer

I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars. Ha! Apparently I rated this a 2 star back when I joined Goodreads (about 6 years after reading the book. That would have most certainly been a lie if I rated it when I actually read it! This book started my love affair … Continue reading REVIEW | Twilight – Stephanie Meyer

My love of books

So I have started re-reading the book that started it all for me, and it made me reflect about my reading journey. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling This was totally true for me. As a child, it was probably one of the worst things you … Continue reading My love of books

REVIEW | A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness

It begins with absence and desire.It begins with blood and fear.It begins with a discovery of witches. Oooh, OK. So I watched the TV series before reading this book, but it has been a while. The TV show felt like it had been done so well, it kind of put me off reading it - … Continue reading REVIEW | A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness

REVIEW | Sisters of the Perilous Heart – Sandra L Vasher

Happy publication day! Set on another planet, this book has a vicious immortal race developed by humans, a magical royal family, and an intertwining storyline - following two groups of people with very different backgrounds as they deal with all this. I really enjoyed the story, however, I also feel I wanted a bit more … Continue reading REVIEW | Sisters of the Perilous Heart – Sandra L Vasher

REVIEW | The Fire in the Glass – Jacquelyn Benson

"Lilith Albright rattled across the heath on the back of her motorcycle, pushing for speed as though it were possible to outrun the inevitable." Wow! It has been so long since a mystery pulled me in like this! Sure I pegged the culprit early on, but the journey was wonderful, and I adore the cast … Continue reading REVIEW | The Fire in the Glass – Jacquelyn Benson