Wartime Codebreaking in The Rose Code | Book Review

【 THE ROSE CODE 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Kate QuinnPublished: March 2021Publisher: William Morrow PaperbacksPages: 624 (paperback) Quick thoughts Brilliantly British characters will sweep you away into a world of fraught friendships and code breaking. MMM! SO much love for this book, I can't even. I loved every second of it and the audio … Continue reading Wartime Codebreaking in The Rose Code | Book Review

New Book Releases | September 2021

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a great day wherever you are in the world. I'm coming at you today with all the wonderful books coming out this month. Never have I been more frustrated to be on a book-buying ban because AHHH I just want to buy them all. One day, when I win … Continue reading New Book Releases | September 2021

Welcoming the Night in Slow Down… and Sleep Tight | Picture Book Review

【 SLOW DOWN... AND SLEEP TIGHT 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Children's FictionAuthor: Rachel Williams, Freya Hartas (Illustrator)Published: September 2021Publisher: Magic Cat PublishingPages: 32 (hardback) Thank you to Walker Books Australia for providing me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review Review This book is one of my favourite children's picture books I've read thanks … Continue reading Welcoming the Night in Slow Down… and Sleep Tight | Picture Book Review

Thieves in The Lies of Locke Lamora | Book Review

【 THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA 】 ★★ Genre: FantasyAuthor: Scott LynchPublished: June 2006Publisher: GollanczPages: 530 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) violence * torture * blood * gore First thoughts *weary sigh* well, I finished it. This was a struggle and a half to get through, and whilst I loved the idea of the … Continue reading Thieves in The Lies of Locke Lamora | Book Review

Magical Training in Eldest | Book Review

【 ELDEST 】 ★★★★★ Genre: FantasyAuthor: Christopher PaoliniPublished: March 2007Publisher: Knopf BooksPages: 704 (paperback) First thoughts I can't get over how much more I loved this than Eragon, not that Eragon was bad. But wow! The story really sky-rocketed into another realm of awesome. I've been wanting to read this second instalment for so long, … Continue reading Magical Training in Eldest | Book Review

Sand-filled Dramas in The City of Zirdai | Book Review

【 THE CITY OF ZIRDAI】 ★★★★★ book two in The Archives of the Invisible Sword Genre: Young Adult, FantasyAuthor: Maria V. SnyderPublished: June 2021Publisher: Harlequin TeenPages: 512 (paperback) Thanks to Harlequin for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review What it's about AN ADDICTIVE SEQUEL THAT'S FILLED WITH ADVENTURE, MAGIC AND SAND. … Continue reading Sand-filled Dramas in The City of Zirdai | Book Review

Release Day – Verntropa

Hi everyone! Today I'm bringing you a second post (I know, what a scandal!) to celebrate the release of a new fantasy book I think looks STUNNING. So take a peep below to see the gorgeous cover and read more about this book about dreams and other worlds ... Blurb When we dream, where do … Continue reading Release Day – Verntropa

Baby Owls in Happy | Board Book Review

【 HAPPY 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Children's Fiction (board book)Author: Emma DoddPublished: August 2021Publisher: Allen & UnwinPages: 24 (board book) Thank you so much for Allen & Unwin for a copy of this beautiful edition for review Review! Happy is a sweet board book that will warm the cockles of your heart. This is a book … Continue reading Baby Owls in Happy | Board Book Review

DNF: Painter to the King | 16%

【 PAINTER TO THE KING 】 ★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Amy SackvillePublished: April 2018Publisher: Granta BooksPages: 336 (hardback} This was really not my cup of tea, which was disappointing because I had thought this would make for an interesting read. It's set during the reign of King Philip IV of Spain and I was hoping … Continue reading DNF: Painter to the King | 16%

Opportunities in The Midnight Library | Book Review

【 THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY 】 ★★★★ Genre: Magical RealismAuthor: Matthew HaigPublished: August 2020Publisher: VikingPages: 304 (hardback) Content warning (click to see) suicide * depression * substance abuse * death * self harm First thoughts This book is a too-close-for-comfort reminder that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. I'm surprised to find myself … Continue reading Opportunities in The Midnight Library | Book Review