Matched is a dystopian YA fiction novel. I love these types of books but sometimes feel they can a little bit same-y. But I genuinely feel that Matched brings something new to the table. Cassia lives in The Society after the warming (presumes global warming) the society was formed and now everyone can lead their … Continue reading Matched by Ally Condie. Review
Hi all, I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas, full of eating, drinking, presents and of course books! I got quite a few books this Christmas so I wanted to share them with you, so here they are! First off I got 4 autobiographies/memoirs that I've been wanting. Sarah Millican's How to Be Champion, David … Continue reading Christmas Book Haul
The Book of Life is the third and final book in Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy. Pleased be warned going forward that while there are no spoilers for The Book of Life here, there will be some from the first two books; A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night. After returning from their adventures … Continue reading The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness. Review
I think I may have just found my new favourite book series. Imagine, for a moment that Twilight meets Outlander and you’ve got yourself A Discovery of Witches. What a fantastic start to a series. Diana is a historian at Oxford University (yes this is a fantasy book about adults, immediate brownie points) and she … Continue reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Review
Thank you to Netgalley, Hodder and Stoughton and Laura Carlin for my ARC of The Wicked Cometh in exchange for an honest review. I’m really cheering Laura on as an author since I found out that like me, she lives in Derbyshire! It’s always great to discover an author from your own area, but anyway, … Continue reading The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin. Review.
It's that time again! Yay! I really love doing the wrap up and getting the chance to look back on what I've read this month, what I've enjoyed etc. This month I read 22 books at a total of 8,149 pages which is less books but more pages than usual so still a win. I'm … Continue reading September 2017 wrap up!
The Crow Garden is the first novel I have read from author Alison Littlewood and it was a rare treat! I love the idea of novels about madness but it is rare that I find one so well written, most I have found dance around with innuendo and mystery and I find that quite frustrating. … Continue reading The Crow Garden by Alison Littlewood. Review
'Almost midnight - that wicked, magic hour - on a night menaced by ice and storm and the abyss of the featureless sky.' I absolutely adored The Bear and the Nightingale so I was so happy when I was granted a review copy of The Girl in the Tower thanks to Netgalley and Ebury publishing. … Continue reading The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden. Review.
Read no further if you haven't read the first book Outlander as there will be spoilers from the first novel, but none from Dragonfly in Amber. I really enjoyed Outlander where I was swept into the world of Claire and Jamie Fraser. Claire travels back through time to the 1700s where she meets a young … Continue reading Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. Review
It all started with The Cousins War or at least it did for, my love of Philippa Gregory came when I cut my teeth on the White Queen, The Red Queen, Lady of the Rivers etc. Then of course the story began to merge with the Tudors. With the release of The Last Tudor (check … Continue reading The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory. Review