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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: 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: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

About The Book A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is an anthology of short stories, retelling the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia. Editors Elsie Chapman and Ellen Oh have gathered 15 bestselling and acclaimed Asian authors, with each reimagining their favourite Asian myths and legends. I guess, due to my heritage, I’m mostly […]

Posted August 10, 2018


Review: Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide To Creating Imaginative Fiction

Review: Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide To Creating Imaginative Fiction

Writers such as the wonderful V.E. Schwab have ignited in me an interest in the craft of writing (Schwab’s YouTube and Instagram accounts are definitely worth watching). With this new flame of interest, I came across the revised and expanded, 5th-anniversary edition of Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide To Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer that is published […]

Posted July 3, 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: 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


Review: The Accidental Bad Girl

Review: The Accidental Bad Girl

  The blurb for The Accidental Bad Girl really intrigued me and I had high hopes for this novel – it did not let me down. 17-year-old Kendall is starting her senior year at Howell Preparatory School. She’s an intelligent girl, a scholar and has always been in the popular crowd at school. The thing […]

Posted May 14, 2018