Review: How To Be A Grown-Up

Review: How To Be A Grown-Up

Sometimes it’s just nice to read a book that you can relate to. I might be in my thirties and been through a lot in my three and a bit decades on the planet, but I think How To Be A Grown-Up is a phrase I’ll forever ponder (won’t we all) and so Daisy Buchanan’s […]

Posted June 26, 2018


Refugee Week & The Displaced Review

Refugee Week & The Displaced Review

This week is the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week. With World Refugee Day occurring on Wednesday 20th June 2018, it feels that this week is the perfect time to share with you one of my most recent reads, The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives Abrams published this anthology of […]

Posted June 18, 2018


Review: Ash Princess

Review: Ash Princess

A Wee Summary Theosodia Eirene Houzzara, daughter of the Fire Queen aka the Queen of Astrea, was six years old when the Kalovaxians attacked her homeland. She was 6 when the Kalovaxian warrior the Theyn murdered her mother before her young eyes. She has spent the last decade in the palace of the conquering Kaiser, dubbed […]

Posted June 14, 2018


Review: Thirteen

Review: Thirteen

The premise of Thirteen immediately caught my attention on NetGalley – the serial killer is not the one on trial, rather he is occupying a seat on the jury! I had high hopes for this read and wow, it even surpassed my expectations. Let me start by saying that this is actually the fourth book […]

Posted June 10, 2018


Review: A Thousand Perfect Notes

Review: A Thousand Perfect Notes

Ever since I came across Cait’s (the author’s) blog, Paper Fury, several years ago, I’ve been waiting for the day that I’d get to hold her book in my hands and savour more of her writing. That day has finally arrived with A Thousand Perfect Notes gracing the shelves TOMORROW (7th June 2018), and it […]

Posted June 6, 2018


Unboxing: Illumicrate #11

Unboxing: Illumicrate #11

It’s that time again – ILLUMICRATE! As you probably know by now, Illumicrate is a quarterly bookish subscription box. You can find out all the details on their website, and if you fancy a look inside previous boxes then you’ll find all my posts here. This quarter the theme is “Hidden Talents”. It’s only the second […]

Posted June 4, 2018


Review: Smoke In The Sun

Review: Smoke In The Sun

Following the revelations at the end of Flame In The Mist (warning, this post will contain spoilers for book one), I’ve been desperate to read book two, Smoke In The Sun. With Mariko ‘rescued’ from the clutches of the Black Clan by her betrothed, Prince Raiden and her brother, the Dragon of KAi, Kenshin, she […]

Posted May 28, 2018


Review: King of Ashes

Review: King of Ashes

A few years ago I read and enjoyed Raymond E Feist’s Riftwar Saga and have been meaning to read more of his work ever since. So I was delighted to get the chance to read the first novel in his latest series, The Firemane Saga, King of Ashes. The book opens to the aftermath of a […]

Posted May 22, 2018