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Month: February 2017

Fantasy, Young Adult


Masquerade is the third book in Laura Lam’s Micah Grey trilogy and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. Which are fantastic and you should definitely read. The third and final instalment of the Micah Grey trilogy has been a long time…

Science Fiction

Hold Back the Stars

Carys and Max only have 90 minutes of air left. Left floating in space after an accident, the couple only have each other to hold onto. The world below them rejected their love for each other and now they are alone in space, with their…

Bookshop Crawl

London Bookshop Crawl 2017

Hundreds of enthusiastic book lovers hit the streets of London yesterday in pursuit of books. Organised by the ever amazing Bex, I was put in charge of one of the guided groups. I managed not to get everyone lost, except for a tiny detour round…

Young Adult

Forever Geek

Forever Geek is the final book in Holly Smale’s Geek Girl series and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. Harriet’s off to Australia and it’s got absolutely nothing to do with Lion Boy. He is out there, but so are millions…

5 Star, Non-Fiction

Fragile Lives

Fragile Lives is the memoir of an eminent heart surgeon. Professor Stephen Westaby charts cases from his 50 years of work, in the NHS and abroad, pioneering techniques, including artificial hearts and taking chances where others feared to tread. Another day at the office for…

5 Star, Fantasy

An Ember in the Ashes

Elias has been at Blackcliff Academy since he was a small boy, taken from his tribal home and sent to train to become one of the Empire’s elite servants, a Mask. He is about to graduate but what he’d much rather do is desert, if…

5 Star, Non-Fiction

You Will Not Have My Hate

Antoine Leiris was at home looking after his 17-month-old son when his wife, Hélène, went to the theatre. The date was 13th November 2015. He would never see her alive again. She was one of the 89 people murdered by terrorists at the Bataclan Theatre…

Fantasy, Young Adult


As a small girl, Liesl played with an imaginary friend, a version of Der Erlkönig from the stories. As she got older, her memories of this friend died. Now her sister is due to be married and her brother is poised to start an apprenticeship…