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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 […]

Review: ‘Three Dark Crowns’ by Kendare Blake

Review: ‘Three Dark Crowns’ by Kendare Blake

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or […]

Review: ‘Crooked Kingdom’ by Leigh Bardugo

Review: ‘Crooked Kingdom’ by Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars **This is the second book in the Six of Crows duology – so that I can bleat about this to as many people as possible, there aren’t any spoilers in this review for either this or Six of Crows so […]

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

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 that has never […]

Audiobook Mini Reviews: YA Dystopia and Fantasy

Audiobook Mini Reviews: YA Dystopia and Fantasy

Legend by Marie Lu I’d heard a lot of great things about this series so I was pretty keen when I saw the first in the series on my library’s audiobook list.  It was a disappointment.  If you’ve read any YA Dystopia in recent years, […]

Review-Ramble Hybrid: ‘The Colour of Magic’ by Terry Pratchett

Review-Ramble Hybrid: ‘The Colour of Magic’ by Terry Pratchett

Bex over at An Armchair by the Sea ran a lovely series of posts in memory of Terry Pratchett (starting HERE) and roused lots of readers to read anything written by the prolific author in the sad week after his death.  You can find all […]

Review: ‘Thief’s Magic’ by Trudi Canavan

Review: ‘Thief’s Magic’ by Trudi Canavan

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, discovers a sentient book in an ancient tomb. Vella was once a young sorcerer-maker, until she was transformed into a useful tool by […]

Review: ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ by Ray Bradbury

Review: ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ by Ray Bradbury

Rating:  4 out of 5 stars It’s the week before Hallowe’en, and Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois. The siren song of the calliope entices all with promises of youth regained and dreams fulfilled… as two boys trembling on […]

A Game of Thrones Confession

A Game of Thrones Confession

When I sat down to my ever-increasing list of books that I need to review, I saw that A Clash of Kings was next up and felt a little bit stumped.  When I read the first in the series, I enjoyed it but I couldn’t […]