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Review: ‘The Roanoke Girls’ by Amy Engel

Review: ‘The Roanoke Girls’ by Amy Engel

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 starsBeautiful.Rich.Mysterious.Everyone wants to be a Roanoke girl.But you won’t when you know the truth.Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin at the Roanoke family’s rural estate following the suicide of her mother. […]

February Wrap-up and Favourites

February Wrap-up and Favourites

I knew it had been a while since I’d written anything vaguely book-related but I didn’t realise it had been nearly six weeks!  February and what’s already gone of March has been so busy.  It turns out that working pretty solid 50-60 hour weeks, planning […]

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 […]

January Wrap-up and Favourites

January Wrap-up and Favourites

I think last year was the first year that I’ve posted a wrap-up for every month. They may not have been “on time” (they were definitely not on time) but they were there and that’s something.  This year, I’ve decided to do something a little […]

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 […]

The Classics Club: Three Years In

The Classics Club: Three Years In

When it occurred to me over the weekend that it would be nice to re-focus on my Classics Club list this year, I was convinced that today would see me writing a post entitled “The Classics Club: Two Years In”.  And yet here I am […]

Review: ‘Behind Her Eyes’ by Sarah Pinborough

Review: ‘Behind Her Eyes’ by Sarah Pinborough

Rating: 3.5 starsDon’t trust this book. Don’t trust this story. Don’t trust yourself.David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He’s a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why is she keeping things hidden?As […]

Rest-Of-Winter TBR

Rest-Of-Winter TBR

When I finished Three Dark Crowns over the weekend, I found myself paralysed by indecision over my next read.  I think in part because I acquired a fair few books over the Christmas period but also because  Three Dark Crowns was a bit of a disappointment.  Usually […]

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 […]

2016 End of Year Book Survey

2016 End of Year Book Survey

This last month or so has flown and I can’t believe that it’s already 2017 and time to fill out Jamie’s (from The Perpetual Page Turner) End of Year Book Survey!  I actually wasn’t sure whether my brain was going to recover sufficiently today after a […]