Category: Book Review

Book Review: Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones

Book Review: Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones

Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones was first published in 1976. Power of Three is a wonderfully plotted and magical read. The story opens with a murder. Two children, a young brother and sister, stray away from their home and come across a Dorig. The Dorig is wearing a beautiful gold collar which takes […]

February 20, 2017
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Book Review: Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Book Review: Timekeeper by Tara Sim

I really love Timekeeper. I love it so much that I ended up buying the hardback as well as the ebook, and I’ve just gone and preordered the audiobook (which comes out on the 14th Feb 2017, which makes it the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day in my humble opinion). If I had to sell this […]

February 13, 2017
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Top Six Anticipated Reads of 2017 (so far…)

Top Six Anticipated Reads of 2017 (so far…)

With a new year comes a new batch of books ready to come into the world. Below I’m highlighting six 2017 releases that I’m really looking forward to! But this is far from an exhaustive list so expect a part two in the near future 😉 The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley (1st Aug 2017) As […]

January 28, 2017
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Book Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Book Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything is a perfect summer read. It’s a good 500 pages long but never drags, in my opinion. The story takes place over a summer filled with fun, drama, and a perfectclimate for character development. Dogs Andie prefers to be as in control as possible by keeping herself to a tight plan. Her […]

July 18, 2016
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Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Ah, The Song of Achilles. The best Iliad retelling I have ever had the pleasure to read. I can’t promise not to hint at spoilers in here, just to warn you. Reconnecting Every time I dare to read this book it breaks me apart and leaves me severely emotionally compromised, I first read it in […]

July 11, 2016
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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first installment in a new series from Sarah J. Maas, following the success of her ongoing Throne of Glass series. As a keen reader of the Throne of Glass books I was really interested in seeing what other kinds of stories and protagonists Maas has to share. […]

July 3, 2016
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Book Review: Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

Book Review: Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

Guards! Guards! is the first novel in Terry Pratchett’s  Discworld series to center around the City Watch, Ankh-Morpork’s police force. This was not, however, the first book I personally read about them. I can’t remember which one I started with exactly, possibly Jingo or Men at Arms. The highlight of the City Watch novels to me is Night Watch, which I […]

April 17, 2016
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Book Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Book Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

“This isn’t a story!” “Everything is a story.” (Rowell, 2015, p.507) Carry On does that thing that I love books to do the most. The narrative has a playful self-awareness that works on multiple levels.  Carry On is not a repeat of the stories you know. Carry On is a play on the stories you know. The book starts at the beginning of […]

January 17, 2016
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Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I put off getting a copy of The Raven Boys for ages. I’d skim read a few reviews in the past but never been particularly interested in the book. I think one of the problems at first was the blurb. It didn’t sound like my type of book. Having read the book now, the emphasis the […]

November 9, 2015
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Book Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Book Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

I think I’ve found my favourite book of 2015. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street ticks all of my boxes: Victorian setting, a splash of Japan, a weaving of magic and loveable characters. I was first drawn to The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by the cover. It is utterly beautiful. If you want to buy a book for its physical […]

August 19, 2015
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