A Quick Review of An Echo in the Bone | Spoiler-Free

【 AN ECHO IN THE BONE 】book 7 in the Outlander series ★★★★★ This series is my everything. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Diana GabaldonPublished: September 2009Publisher: OrionPages: 820 (paperback) This quick review has no spoilers for books 1 through 7 A quick review without spoilersLook I don't think I need to honestly review this as we … Continue reading A Quick Review of An Echo in the Bone | Spoiler-Free

Fighting Spirits in White Trash Warlock | Book Review

【 WHITE TRASH WARLOCK 】 ★★★ This was much sadder than I expected. Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, QueerAuthor: David R. SlaytonPublished: October 2020Publisher: Blackstone PublishingPages: 320 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) posession – death – guns – abandonment I think that honestly sums up my main thoughts about this book: it was much … Continue reading Fighting Spirits in White Trash Warlock | Book Review

Escaping Disaster in Ice Station | Book Review

【 ICE STATION 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Fiction, ActionAuthor: Matthew ReillyPublished: November 2012Publisher: Pan MacmillanPages: 624 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) death – violence – guns – army – gore – extreme injuries – animal attacks – fire I'm exhausted by the sheer volume of high-energy action scenes I think it's a well-known fact these … Continue reading Escaping Disaster in Ice Station | Book Review

Graphic Novel Adaptation of Graceling | Graphic Novel Review

【 GRACELING 】 ★★★★★ A beautiful rendering of the world in the Graceling Realm books. Genre: Fantasty, Young Adult, Graphic NovelAuthor: Kristin CashoreIllustrator: Gareth HindsPublished: November 2021Publisher: Etch/Clarion BooksPages: 272 (hardback) Quick thoughtsThis was absolutely stunning! I’m a long-time fan of Graceling and have been itching to revisit the story lately – and this beautiful … Continue reading Graphic Novel Adaptation of Graceling | Graphic Novel Review

Irish History in What the Wind Knows | Book Review

【 WHAT THE WIND KNOWS 】 ★★★★★ This moved me to tears, I have no words for how beautiful this book was. Genre: Historical Fiction (+ time travel)Author: Amy HarmonPublished: March 2019Publisher: Lake Union PublishingPages: 411 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) death – grief – civil war – guns Quick thoughtsThis book is a … Continue reading Irish History in What the Wind Knows | Book Review

Seeking Refuge in The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Book Review

【 THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO 】 ★★★★★ I don't even know what to do with myself after this book. Genre: FictionAuthor: Christy LefteriPublished: February 2020Publisher: Manilla PressPages: 377 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) war – refugee crisis – bombs – grief – death I listened to the audiobook version of this and it scrunched … Continue reading Seeking Refuge in The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Book Review

Mythological Intervention in Lovely War | Book Review

【 LOVELY WAR 】 ★★★★ Heartbreaking in all the right places. Genre: Historical Fiction, MythologyAuthor: Julie BerryPublished: March 2019Publisher: VikingPages: 471 (hardback) Having been repeatedly recommended this book and knowing that this book is made for me - what with Mythology and WWI fiction bundled together - I'm so pleased to have finally read this. … Continue reading Mythological Intervention in Lovely War | Book Review

Arthurian Legends in Legendborn | Book Review

【 LEGENDBORN 】 ★★★★★ A mind-blowing cocktail of exciting fantasy elements! Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Tracy DeonnPublished: September 2020Publisher: Simon & SchusterPages: 503 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) slavery mentions – death – severe injuries – grief – generational trauma (African American history) This book took me a hot second to get into (and … Continue reading Arthurian Legends in Legendborn | Book Review

A History of the Necktie in Fry’s Ties | Book Review

【 FRY'S TIES 】 ★★★★★ Proof that Stephen Fry can write about anything and make it marvellous. Genre: Non-fiction, memoirAuthor: Stephen FryPublished: November 2021Publisher: Michael JosephPages: 320 (hardback) Review copy courtesy of Penguin Random House An entertaining history of the necktieThis was honestly such a great read! I love the way Fry writes and I … Continue reading A History of the Necktie in Fry’s Ties | Book Review

Excavating the Past in The Fossil Hunter | Book Review

【 THE FOSSIL HUNTER 】 ★★★ A fun combination of the allure of dinosaurs and an uncertain murder mystery Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Tea CooperPublished: October 2021Publisher: HarlequinPages: 384 (paperback) Huge thanks to Harlequin for a copy of this for review Content warning (click to see) death º skeletons º bullying Quick thoughtsThis book was quite … Continue reading Excavating the Past in The Fossil Hunter | Book Review