Book reviews, musings and waffle from a British lit addict

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Series Review: ‘The Lunar Chronicles’ by Marissa Meyer

Series Review: ‘The Lunar Chronicles’ by Marissa Meyer

Series Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I bought the first instalment of the Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder, on a Bookshop Crawl in London in…February. I picked it up in Foyles when I was with Hanna, waved it around a bit until she assured me that […]

Book Thoughts: ‘Sufficient Grace’ by Amy Espeseth

Book Thoughts: ‘Sufficient Grace’ by Amy Espeseth

Overall rating:  4 out of 5 stars Ruth and her cousin Naomi live in rural Wisconsin, part of an isolated religious community. The girls’ lives are ruled by the rhythms of nature — the harsh winters, the hunting seasons, the harvesting of crops — and […]

Review: ‘Bird Box’ by Josh Malerman

Review: ‘Bird Box’ by Josh Malerman

Rating: 4 out of 5 starsMost people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew. Then the Internet died. The televisions and radios went silent. The phones stopped ringing. And we […]

Review: ‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs

Review: ‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs

Find a copy nowon SocialBookCo Rating: 4 out of 5 stars This is the second novel featuring Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children.  This review doesn’t include spoilers for the first book or the second book so I’ve also hidden the synopsis for the second book – […]

Review: ‘The Joyce Girl’ by Annabel Abbs

Review: ‘The Joyce Girl’ by Annabel Abbs

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Paris 1928. Lucia, the talented and ambitious daughter of James Joyce, is making a name for herself as a dancer, training with many famous dancers of her day and moving in social circles which throw her into contact with […]

Review: ‘Empire of Storms’ by Sarah J. Maas (Spoiler Free!)

Review: ‘Empire of Storms’ by Sarah J. Maas (Spoiler Free!)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars As this is the fifth book in the Throne of Glass series, I won’t be pasting a synopsis here. If you’ve read the fourth book or just really don’t care about spoilers, you can find a synopsis on GoodReads […]

Review: ‘Six of Crows’ by Leigh Bardugo

Review: ‘Six of Crows’ by Leigh Bardugo

Find a copy onSocialBookCo here Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams.  But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist. Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold […]

Review: ‘The Day of the Triffids’ by John Wyndham

Review: ‘The Day of the Triffids’ by John Wyndham

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth’s population blind, Bill Masen is one of the lucky few to retain his sight. The London he walks is crammed with groups of men and women needing help, some […]

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Nimona’ by Noelle Stevenson

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Nimona’ by Noelle Stevenson

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to […]

Review: ‘Mystery in White’ by Jefferson J. Farjeon

Review: ‘Mystery in White’ by Jefferson J. Farjeon

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars On Christmas Eve, heavy snowfall brings a train to a halt near the village of Hemmersby. Several passengers take shelter in a deserted country house, where the fire has been lit and the table laid for tea – but […]