Spacey Sequels in Starsight | Book Review

【 STARSIGHT 】 book #2 in Skyward series ★★★★★ A scudding good sequel. Genre: Sci-Fi, YAAuthor: Brandon SandersonPublished: November 2019Publisher: OrionPages: 461 (paperback) **potential spoilers for book 1** This has rapidly become one of my new-found Sci-fi favs - it feels as if there's been a real dirth of good YA Sci-fi over the last … Continue reading Spacey Sequels in Starsight | Book Review

Feminist Greek Myth in Wings of Fury | Book Review

【 WINGS OF FURY 】 ★★★★ A twisty-turny retelling of Greek myth with women taking the lead. Genre: Mythology (retelling)Author: Emily R. KingPublished: March 2021Publisher: 47NorthPages: 302 (paperback) I've been really excited to read this book and so glad that I finally have. Before reading this, I thought premise sounded really cool and there were … Continue reading Feminist Greek Myth in Wings of Fury | Book Review

Love and Science in Anatomy | Book Review

【 ANATOMY 】 ★★★★ An intriguing, but addictive-to-read book. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Dana SchwartsPublished: January 2022Publisher: PiakusPages: 335 (paperback) I find the cover of this book so strange – but having read it, it's oddly fitting. It makes me both drawn in and pushed away at the same time. To sum it up, overall I … Continue reading Love and Science in Anatomy | Book Review

Generational Trauma in The Deep | Book Review

【 THE DEEP 】 ★★★★★ A spectacularly clever commentary of generational trauma in relation to the slave trade. Genre: FantasyAuthor: Rivers SolomonPublished: November 2019Publisher: HodderPages: 155 (paperback) I was really excited to dive into this one because I knew it was going to be a very poignant tale for presenting the generational impact of white … Continue reading Generational Trauma in The Deep | Book Review

Rethinking Life in Stolen Focus | Book Review

【 STOLEN FOCUS 】 ★★★★★ This was an unexpectedly brilliant find. Genre: Non-fictionAuthor: Johann HariPublished: January 2022Publisher: BloomsburyPages: 352 (paperback) I ended up reading this because it was offered for free on Audible and I'm so glad I did! The premise of this hooked me in, because who doesn't feel worried about reducing attention spans?! … Continue reading Rethinking Life in Stolen Focus | Book Review

May New Releases! | 2022

May books are here! There are some exciting sequels coming out this month and lots of lovely covers to feast your eyes upon. It took me quite some time to go through all the exciting new books and pick out some (a lot) to share with you today. Here are some I'm particularly looking forward … Continue reading May New Releases! | 2022

Emotional Turmoil in The Nurses’ War | Book Review

【 THE NURSES' WAR 】 ★★★★★ This book has firmly lodged itself in my heart and does great justice in capturing such a traumatic time in history. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Victoria PurmanPublished: March 2022Publisher: HarlequinPages: 608 (paperback) Many thanks to Harlequin for a review copy of this. I am emotionally exhausted at the end of … Continue reading Emotional Turmoil in The Nurses’ War | Book Review

Seree’s Story | Picture Book Review

【 SEREE'S STORY 】 ★★★★ This was quite sad but ultimately a happy ending. Genre: Children's FictionAuthor: Irma GoldIllustrator: Wayne HarrisPublished: April 2022Publisher: Walker BooksPages: 32 (hardback) Thanks to Walker Books for a copy of this for review. The theme of animal welfare awareness was really prominent in this book, which would make it a … Continue reading Seree’s Story | Picture Book Review

Egyptian Mythology in Reignited | Book Review

【 REIGNITED 】 ★★★★ This was quite the exciting romp through some Egyptian mythology. Genre: Mythology, Young Adult, FantasyAuthor: Colleen HouckPublished: February 2017Publisher: CreatespacePages: 224 (paperback) Being one of my favourite authors, I was so excited to pick up this novella in Houck's Reawakened series, but quickly found that I couldn't remember much from the … Continue reading Egyptian Mythology in Reignited | Book Review

The Echidna Near My Place | Picture Book Review

【 THE ECHIDNA NEAR MY PLACE 】 ★★★ I learnt a lot about echidnas from this book. Genre: Children's FictionAuthor: Sue WhitingIllustrator: Cate JamesPublished: April 2022Publisher: Walker Books AustraliaPages: 32 (hardback) Thanks to Walker Books for a copy of this for review. This was a sweet story but oh my goodness it was information overload. … Continue reading The Echidna Near My Place | Picture Book Review