The Old Lie | Book Review

Challenging but powerful.

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

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

Secrets in The Limitless Sky | Book Review

【 THE LIMITLESS SKY 】 ★★ *wades through confusing plot holes* Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Young AdultAuthor: Christina KilbournePublished: May 2022Publisher: Dundurn PressPages: 384 (paperback) Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this for review Yeah hm. I found this one tricky to follow and it felt like the first few chapters of what could've been … Continue reading Secrets in The Limitless Sky | Book Review

…. huh? In Neom | Book Review

【 NEOM 】 ★ I have no idea what this book was about. Genre: Sci-FiAuthor: Lavie TidharPublished: November 2022Publisher: TachyonPages: 256 (paperback) Thanks NetGalley for a copy of this for review I went into this so excited by the premise, the cover and the setting. And then it was all downhill from there. Perhaps I … Continue reading …. huh? In Neom | Book Review

Feminist Greek Myth in Wings of Fury | Book Review

【 WINGS OF FURY 】 ★★★★ A twisty-turny retelling of Greek myth with women taking the lead. Genre: Mythology (retelling)Author: Emily R. KingPublished: March 2021Publisher: 47NorthPages: 302 (paperback) I've been really excited to read this book and so glad that I finally have. Before reading this, I thought premise sounded really cool and there were … Continue reading Feminist Greek Myth in Wings of Fury | Book Review

Love and Science in Anatomy | Book Review

【 ANATOMY 】 ★★★★ An intriguing, but addictive-to-read book. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Dana SchwartsPublished: January 2022Publisher: PiakusPages: 335 (paperback) I find the cover of this book so strange – but having read it, it's oddly fitting. It makes me both drawn in and pushed away at the same time. To sum it up, overall I … Continue reading Love and Science in Anatomy | 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

The Echidna Near My Place | Picture Book Review

【 THE ECHIDNA NEAR MY PLACE 】 ★★★ I learnt a lot about echidnas from this book. Genre: Children's FictionAuthor: Sue WhitingIllustrator: Cate JamesPublished: April 2022Publisher: Walker Books AustraliaPages: 32 (hardback) Thanks to Walker Books for a copy of this for review. This was a sweet story but oh my goodness it was information overload. … Continue reading The Echidna Near My Place | Picture Book Review