Category: Book Reviews

Review: Bridge of Clay

Review: Bridge of Clay

It’s been a long wait for a new book from Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief. The time has come though with Bridge of Clay, and it’s been worth the wait. Bridge of Clay tells the story of the Dunbar family – 5 boys who have lost their mother and father and are raising […]

Posted October 11, 2018


Review: A Blade So Black

Review: A Blade So Black

I’m pretty unsure as to how I feel about A Blade So Black. I think I wanted to enjoy it much more than I actually did. A Wee Summary Alice is a teenage girl living in Atlanta. Following the death of her father, Alice finds herself acquainted with Addison Hatta, a GateKeeper to Wonderland. Hatta […]

Posted September 29, 2018


Review: The Caged Queen

Review: The Caged Queen

Since reading The Last Namsara last year, I’d been looking forward to the second book in this series, The Caged Queen. Just before I dived in I learned that while The Caged Queen follows on from the events of The Last Namsara chronologically, you don’t have to have read book one to enjoy this. In […]

Posted September 24, 2018


Review: Vengeful

Review: Vengeful

If you haven’t read V.E. Schwab’s Vicious yet, then you simply MUST. Not only is it an incredible work of fiction, but after a four and half year wait, it has a sequel, Vengeful. When I ‘reviewed’ Vicious on Goodreads a few years ago, all I could manage were two words “bloody brilliant”. That statement […]

Posted September 20, 2018


Review: Spinning Silver

Review: Spinning Silver

Having read, and loved, Uprooted when it was first published (you can find my thoughts here), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Naomi Novik’s latest novel, Spinning Silver. Inspired by fairy tales, with specific influence from Rumpelstiltskin, this is a thoroughly enchanting read. A Wee Summary We follow three young women whose paths […]

Posted September 18, 2018


Review: My Real Name Is Hanna

Review: My Real Name Is Hanna

  A Wee Summary Hanna is a teenage girl living in Kwasova, Ukraine when Hitler’s army invades the country. She and her family are Jewish. They are part of the Jewish community in Kwasova, a town made up of Galician people who were originally Russian, Polish and Ukrainian. With the Red Army fighting Germany, the […]

Posted September 15, 2018


Review: Shiang

Review: Shiang

Having read Darien, Iggulden’s first foray into fantasy, last year, I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on its sequel, Shiang. Ordinarily, I would try to incorporate a spoiler-free summary of the book here but I’m find it really difficult for this book. Shiang is set two years after the happenings in Darien. However, […]

Posted September 10, 2018


Review: City of Ghosts

Review: City of Ghosts

A Wee (Non-Spoiler) Summary Cassidy Blake lives in upstate New York with her cat, Grim, and her parents who are authors. She loves photography and carries her retro film camera with her everywhere she goes. Case isn’t one of the popular kids at school, but she does have a best friend called Jacob who she […]

Posted September 6, 2018