Anxiety in Leave the World Behind | Spoiler-Free Review

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam Review on Goodreads Thank you to Bloomsbury for sending me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review [ intense suspense • racism • negative stereotypes • dystopian themes • sex scenes ] Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing It's nearly midnight, I haven't been able to put … Continue reading Anxiety in Leave the World Behind | Spoiler-Free Review

Strange Aliens in To Sleep in a Sea of Stars | Spoiler-Free Review

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini [representation • sapphic relationship] Genre: Sci-Fi Author: Christopher Paolini Published: September 2020 Publisher: Tor UK Pages: 880 [paperback] Review on Goodreads Thank you to Pan Macmillan for sending me a copy of this for an honest review Initial Thoughts upon Finishing I finally conquered this … Continue reading Strange Aliens in To Sleep in a Sea of Stars | Spoiler-Free Review

The Reality of Climate Change in A Life on Our Planet | Spoiler-Free Review

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by David Attenborough Genre: Non-Fiction Author: David Attenborough Published: October 2020 Publisher: Penguin Random House Pages: 272 [hardback] Review on Goodreads Thank you so much to Penguin Random House for sending a copy of this to review! Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing … Continue reading The Reality of Climate Change in A Life on Our Planet | Spoiler-Free Review

Magical Fights in Furyborn | Spoiler-Free Review

Furyborn by Claire Legrand Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Author: Claire Legrand Published: April 2018 Publisher: Sourcefire Books Pages: 470 [paperback] Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts upon Finishing Well that was really rather good. I can't believe how easy that was to read - the pages just flew by! This is a spellbinding story of two … Continue reading Magical Fights in Furyborn | Spoiler-Free Review

British Humour in More Fool Me | Spoiler-Free Review

More Fool Me by Stephen Fry Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoirs Author: Stephen Fry Published: September 2014 Publisher: Michael Joseph Pages: 388 [hardback] Review on Goodreads VERDICT: WORTH IT Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was an entertaining third instalment to Fry's memoirs. His writing is always such a delight to read and I really enjoy the last … Continue reading British Humour in More Fool Me | Spoiler-Free Review

Monsters in A Deadly Education | Spoiler-Free Review

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Author: Naomi Novik Published: September 2020 Publisher: Penguin Random House Pages: 336 [paperback] Review on Goodreads Thank you so much to Penguin for sending a copy my way in exchange for an honest review! VERDICT: WORTH IT Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing And you know what?! … Continue reading Monsters in A Deadly Education | Spoiler-Free Review

Death Cults in The Unspoken Name | Spoiler-Free Review

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Queer Author: AK Larkwood Published: February 2020 Publisher: Tor Books Pages: 462 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Thank you Pan Macmillan for sending me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review! Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing Hmmm, this was okay. The plot got a … Continue reading Death Cults in The Unspoken Name | Spoiler-Free Review

Lots of Money in Sex & Vanity | Spoiler-Free Review

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan Genre: Romance, Contemporary Author: Kevin Kwan Published: June 2020 Publisher: Hutchinson Pages: 368 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing I really enjoyed this story. This is the first time I've read anything by Kwan and I am 100% convinced I need to get onto Crazy Rich Asians. … Continue reading Lots of Money in Sex & Vanity | Spoiler-Free Review

The Apocalypse in Waking Gods | Book Review

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian Author: Sylvain Neuvel Published: April 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Pages: 322 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This series just gets better and better! I cannot get over how damn good the audiobook performances are. There is quite literally no other audiobook I've ever come … Continue reading The Apocalypse in Waking Gods | Book Review

Eye-Opening Stories in Born a Crime | Spoiler-Free Review

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir Author: Trevor Noah Published: November 2016 Publisher: Doubleday Canada Pages: 288 {hardback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was incredible and harrowing all at once. I'm completely taken aback by the things that Trevor Noah experienced in his … Continue reading Eye-Opening Stories in Born a Crime | Spoiler-Free Review