The Diamond Eye | Book Review

【THE DIAMOND EYE 】 ★★★★★ Kate Quinn has done it again. One of the best books I've ever read. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Kate QuinnPublished: March 2022Publisher: William Morrow & CompanyPages: 435 (hardback) If you haven't read Kate Quinn yet, then you are depriving yourself of some of the highest quality historical fiction out there. I … Continue reading The Diamond Eye | Book Review

Necromancy in Gideon the Ninth | Book Review

【 GIDEON THE NINTH 】 ★★★★★ This was possibly the best book I've ever read. Genre: Fantasy (paranormal)Author: Tamsyn MuirPublished: September 2019Publisher: TorPages: 448 (hardback) I'm not kidding – this might just be my new favourite book. This was AMAZING. I have always been put off by this cover and never knew what this book … Continue reading Necromancy in Gideon the Ninth | Book Review

Hilarity in Blobfish | Picture Book Review

【 BLOBFISH 】 ★★★★★ This is hands down my favourite picture book. Genre: Children's FictionAuthor: Olaf FalafelPublished: June 2022Publisher: Walker Books AustraliaPages: 32 (hardback) Thanks Walker Books for sending me a copy for review No matter what age you are, I strongly suggest getting yourself a copy of this to cheer you up. Blobfish has … Continue reading Hilarity in Blobfish | Picture Book Review

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

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

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

Good and Evil in Malice | Book Review

【 MALICE 】 ★★★★★ The queer retelling of Sleeping Beauty you've always wanted. Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairytale retellingAuthor: Heather WalterPublished: April 2021Publisher: Del ReyPages: 464 (paperback) This was honestly wonderful. I loved every second of this book and thought it was ridiculously fun what Walter has done with the original fairytale. Setting aside for … Continue reading Good and Evil in Malice | Book Review

Whodunnit in Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone | Book Review

【 EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE 】 ★★★★★ Agatha Christie has taken a bow, and Benjamin Stevenson has stepped on stage. Genre: MysteryAuthor: Benjamin StevensonPublished: March 2022Publisher: Penguin Random HousePages: 384 (paperback) Massive thank you to Penguin for a copy for review Sign me up for every book that Stevenson writes from this … Continue reading Whodunnit in Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone | Book Review

Royal Battles in A Heart So Fierce and Broken | Book Review

【 A HEART SO FIERCE AND BROKEN 】 BOOK #2 IN THE A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY SERIES A stunning sequel to A Curse So Dark and Lonely. ★★★★★ Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Brigid KemmererPublished: January 2020Publisher: BloomsburyPages: 450 (paperback) I was really blown away by how wonderful Kemmerer's writing in this was - … Continue reading Royal Battles in A Heart So Fierce and Broken | Book Review

Trials and Tribulations in Sense and Sensibility | Book Review

【 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY 】 ★★★★★ This was spectacularly wonderful. Genre: ClassicAuthor: Jane AustenPublished: October 1811Publisher: Penguin ClassicsPages: 409 (paperback) Having struggled through Pride and Prejudice when I was younger, I was apprehensive going into this that this much-loved story would suffer the same fate. But not at all! I laughed, I exclaimed and I … Continue reading Trials and Tribulations in Sense and Sensibility | Book Review