Converging Timelines in Cloud Cuckoo Land | Book Review

【 CLOUD CUCKOO LAND 】 ★★★★★ Nothing short of the high-quality writing we expect from Doerr. Genre: Historical Fiction, Sci-FiAuthor: Anthony DoerrPublished: September 2021Publisher: 4th EstatePages: 626 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) climate change – hostage/shooting – war – prison camp (WWII) Quick thoughtsI don't think I can express clearly enough just how excited … Continue reading Converging Timelines in Cloud Cuckoo Land | Book Review

Fighting and Independence in Echoes of War | Book Review

【 ECHOES OF WAR 】 ★★★★ Beautifully Italian and fiercely passionate. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Tania BlanchardPublished: September 2021Publisher: Simon & SchusterPages: 448 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) war — grief — death — pregnancy — natural disaster Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for a review copy of this Quick thoughtsThis was … Continue reading Fighting and Independence in Echoes of War | Book Review

New Book Releases | November 2021

Well, hello! I'm back with another post celebrating all the new releases coming out in November! November is the monthly of SEQUELS it would seem. There are so many popular titles that are sequels coming out this month that I've created a whole section for you guys just for those! There will be no blurb … Continue reading New Book Releases | November 2021

Unexpected Tidal Waves in Stormbringers | Sequel Review

【 STORMBRINGERS 】 Book 2 in The Order of Darkness series This series continues to be a blast, enthralling me with every page. ★★★★★ Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical FictionAuthor: Philippa GregoryPublished: January 2013Publisher: Simon & SchusterPages: 288 (paperback) Quick thoughtsThis review may contain spoilers for book one!! Oh my golly gosh goodness I love … Continue reading Unexpected Tidal Waves in Stormbringers | Sequel Review

Cantankerous Goats in The Beatryce Prophery | Book Review

【 THE BEATRYCE PRO】 Hilarious and brilliant, can't go wrong with a DiCamillo ★★★★★ Genre: Children's Fiction, FantasyAuthor: Kate DiCamilloIllustrator: Sophie BlackallPublished: September 2021Publisher: Walker Books AustraliaPages: 247 (hardback) Huge thanks to Walker Books Australia for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review Quick thoughtsI laughed my way through so much of … Continue reading Cantankerous Goats in The Beatryce Prophery | Book Review

Blogoversary!! Six Years Today

Hello everyone! I just wanted to pop in quickly to say how exciting it is that today marks my sixth blogoversary here at Upside-Down Books! Time has flown by and I can't believe it's been that many years. I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who's followed me here, it's wonderful sharing … Continue reading Blogoversary!! Six Years Today

Dark Plot Twists in The Maidens | Book Review

【 THE MAIDENS 】 Bloody hell ★★★ Genre: ThrillerAuthor: Alex Michaelides Published: June 2021Publisher: Celadon BooksPages: 352 (paperback) Quick thoughtsCompelling. Thrilling. Shocking. Addictive. But also many questions and many things that didn't quite sit right with me. The MaidensThis book is a piece of work, sheesh. I loved it and flew through it, but I was … Continue reading Dark Plot Twists in The Maidens | Book Review

Confident Cats in Winston and the Indoor Cat | Picture Book Review

【 WINSTON AND THE INDOOR CAT 】 A book about cats and knowing what you like. ★★★★ Genre: Children's Fiction, Picture BookAuthor: Leila RudgePublished: October 2021Publisher: Walker Books AustraliaPages: 32 (hardback) Thanks to Walker Books for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review This was both cute and quirky. I'm a big … Continue reading Confident Cats in Winston and the Indoor Cat | Picture Book Review

Suicide Mission in Project Hail Mary | Book Review

【 PROJECT HAIL MARY 】 Just when you thought sci-fi couldn't get any cooler, Andy Weir proves you wrong by writing a new book ★★★★★ Genre: Sci-FiAuthor: Andy WeirPublished: May 2021Publisher: Ballantine BooksPages: 478 (paperback) Quick thoughtsHow can I possibly gather my thoughts to articulate how damn good this book is. I loved The Martian … Continue reading Suicide Mission in Project Hail Mary | Book Review

Gold and Mutiny in Treasure Island | Book Review

【 TREASURE ISLAND 】 ★★★★ Genre: Classic, Fiction, AdventureAuthor: Robert Louis StevensonPublished: 1883Pages: 183 (paperback) First thoughtsI'm so glad I've finally read this, Robert Louis Stevenson never disappoints. This is a swashbuckling adventure if ever there was one. Once you wrap your head around the older English used by Stevenson, it's a fun story full … Continue reading Gold and Mutiny in Treasure Island | Book Review