Category: Book Reviews

Review: The Dark Vault

Review: The Dark Vault

The Archived Series Is Finally Published In The UK! My love of V. E. Schwab’s work is no secret to frequent readers of the blog, followers on Twitter, anyone who knows me… and frankly to complete strangers too! So you might be surprised to hear that, until now, I hadn’t read any of her work […]

Posted November 13, 2018


Review: Dry

Review: Dry

A Wee Summary There’s a drought in Southern California and, despite efforts to limit the use of water, the taps have run dry. Alyssa (16) and her family find themselves at the centre of the ‘Tap-Out”. When her parents go in search of water and fail to return, Alyssa and her younger brother, Garrett (10) […]

Posted November 7, 2018


Review: Girls of Paper and Fire

Review: Girls of Paper and Fire

About Girls of Paper and Fire In the Asian-inspired country of Ikhara there are three castes Paper – human, and the lowest, most persecuted class. Steel – human with part animal-demon qualities and features. Moon – fully demon with wholly animal-demon features.   The Demon King who rules over Ikhara from his throne in The […]

Posted November 3, 2018


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