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

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

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

Converging Timelines in Cloud Cuckoo Land | Book Review

【 CLOUD CUCKOO LAND 】 ★★★★★ Nothing short of the high-quality writing we expect from Doerr. Genre: Historical Fiction, Sci-FiAuthor: Anthony DoerrPublished: September 2021Publisher: 4th EstatePages: 626 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) climate change – hostage/shooting – war – prison camp (WWII) Quick thoughtsI don't think I can express clearly enough just how excited … Continue reading Converging Timelines in Cloud Cuckoo Land | Book Review

Unexpected Tidal Waves in Stormbringers | Sequel Review

【 STORMBRINGERS 】 Book 2 in The Order of Darkness series This series continues to be a blast, enthralling me with every page. ★★★★★ Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical FictionAuthor: Philippa GregoryPublished: January 2013Publisher: Simon & SchusterPages: 288 (paperback) Quick thoughtsThis review may contain spoilers for book one!! Oh my golly gosh goodness I love … Continue reading Unexpected Tidal Waves in Stormbringers | Sequel Review

Cantankerous Goats in The Beatryce Prophery | Book Review

【 THE BEATRYCE PRO】 Hilarious and brilliant, can't go wrong with a DiCamillo ★★★★★ Genre: Children's Fiction, FantasyAuthor: Kate DiCamilloIllustrator: Sophie BlackallPublished: September 2021Publisher: Walker Books AustraliaPages: 247 (hardback) Huge thanks to Walker Books Australia for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review Quick thoughtsI laughed my way through so much of … Continue reading Cantankerous Goats in The Beatryce Prophery | Book Review

Suicide Mission in Project Hail Mary | Book Review

【 PROJECT HAIL MARY 】 Just when you thought sci-fi couldn't get any cooler, Andy Weir proves you wrong by writing a new book ★★★★★ Genre: Sci-FiAuthor: Andy WeirPublished: May 2021Publisher: Ballantine BooksPages: 478 (paperback) Quick thoughtsHow can I possibly gather my thoughts to articulate how damn good this book is. I loved The Martian … Continue reading Suicide Mission in Project Hail Mary | Book Review

Sassy Spaceships in Skyward | Book Review

【 SKYWARD 】 The pinnacle of YA Sci-fi, and you can't tell me otherwise. ★★★★★ Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fiAuthor: Brandon SandersonPublished: November 2018Publisher: GollanczPages: 513 (paperback) Quick thoughtsEveryone said this was amazing and that Sanderson is a god of a writer. I am pleased to report that everyone was right. WOW. This was ridiculously fun … Continue reading Sassy Spaceships in Skyward | Book Review