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

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%

Medieval Feminism in The Good Wife of Bath | Book Review

【 THE GOOD WIFE OF BATH 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Karen BrooksPublished: July 2021Publisher: Harlequin FictionPages: 560 [paperback] Content warning (click to see) rape ° violence ° adult/minor relations ° sex ° murder ° death ° sexism ° assault ° mild homophobia Big thanks to Harlequin Australia for a copy of this in exchange … Continue reading Medieval Feminism in The Good Wife of Bath | Book Review

Beekeeping in The Ardent Swarm | Book Review

【 THE ARDENT SWARM 】 ★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Yamen ManaiPublished: February 2021Publisher: Amazon CrossingPages: 204 [paperback] First thoughts This was an excellent and clever read! I was really curious to pick this up as the blurb described it as "a stirring allegory", and I couldn't put it better myself. What's it about? The Ardent … Continue reading Beekeeping in The Ardent Swarm | Book Review

R-rated Memoirs in Leave Me Alone | Book Review

【LEAVE ME ALONE】 ★★★ Genre: Non-Fiction, MemoirAuthor: Christian HullPublished: March 2021Publisher: Allen & UnwinPages: 256 [paperback] First thoughts This was quite the entertaining read and very easy to get through. A wonderful amount of X-rated content fills more or less the last 50% of the book and was a good little cackle to get through. … Continue reading R-rated Memoirs in Leave Me Alone | Book Review

DNF: Odin’s Child | 60%

Odin's Childby Siri Pettersen ★ Genre: FantasyAuthor: Siri PettersenPublished: March 2021 [in English]Publisher: ArctisPages: 519 [hardback] DNF 60% Thank you NetGalley for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. First thoughts I just couldn't get through this one, unfortunately. I tried so hard to push through this but I found the pace … Continue reading DNF: Odin’s Child | 60%

DNF: A Promised Land | 38%

A Promised Landby Barack Obama DNF 38% Genre: Non-fiction, Political memoirAuthor: Barack Obama Published: November 2020Publisher: Crown Publishing GroupPages: 751 [hardback] Ach, nope. Couldn't do it. Tried really hard and loved the audiobook narration by Obama himself - but ultimately I found this tediously boring. Not my cup of tea, wasn't interested in the extreme … Continue reading DNF: A Promised Land | 38%

Intense Romance in November 9 | Book Review

November 9by Colleen Hoover ★★★★ Genre: RomanceAuthor: Colleen HooverPublished: November 2015Publisher: Simon & SchusterPages: 307 [paperback] Review on Goodreads First thoughts I'm going with a diplomatic three and a half stars for this. I loved it. I couldn't put it down. It lived up to Hoover expectations. An incredible and unique book. But with a … Continue reading Intense Romance in November 9 | Book Review

Justice in Why We Broke Up | Book Review

Why We Broke Upby Daniel Handler ★★★★★ Genre: Young Adult, ContemporaryAuthor: Daniel HandlerPublished: December 2011Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPages: 354 [hardback] Initial Thoughts upon Finishing al;skjfdwsfnsilkd. This book is the biggest fuck you to an ex that there is. I loved it. So many thoughts, so many feelings, but mostly I goddamn wish I … Continue reading Justice in Why We Broke Up | Book Review