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


Review: Read Harder

Review: Read Harder

  Some of my favourite things are books and stationery, so the new reading log, Read Harder from BOOK RIOT is pretty much perfect for me! The log has been designed to coincide with BOOK RIOT’s Read Harder campaign, which is an annual reading challenge, with 24 tasks, to encourage participants to read more diversely. You can […]

Posted September 4, 2018


Review: Mirage

Review: Mirage

A Wee Bit About Mirage Andala and its people is under the occupation of The Vath – a people who ruined their own planet and set about conquering others. Amani is an 18-year-old girl living on Cadiz, a moon of Andala. Living with her parents, she’s the daughter of a farmer and has two brothers. […]

Posted August 31, 2018


Unboxing: Illumicrate #12

Unboxing: Illumicrate #12

It’s Illumicrate time again, and this time they have lovely new boxes (see below)! As I’m sure you all know by now, Illumicrate is a quarterly bookish subscription box. They also do one-off specially curated boxes, the next one being Magic & Mayhem which is inspired by the worlds of the incredible V.E. Schwab. There are a […]

Posted August 25, 2018


Review: City of Lies

Review: City of Lies

A Wee Summary The Bright City of Silasta has seen peace for hundreds of years. It’s from here the Chancellor and his Council (compiled of representatives from the six Credolan Families, and the six Guilds) rule the country. Jovan and Kalina are brother and sister, their Uncle Egan, or their ‘Tasha’, is Chancellor Caslav’s closest […]

Posted August 21, 2018