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Month: March 2017

General Fiction

The Cows

I loved Dawn’s young adult books so much and I was eager to pick up her first foray into adult fiction. I didn’t really pay too much attention to what it was about beforehand. Unfortunately, the subject matter focused around things I try and avoid…

Chick-Lit, Romance

The Other Half of Happiness

The Other Half of Happiness is the sequel to Sofia Khan is Not Obliged and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book. Reader, she married him. After eloping in Pakistan, Sofia is worried her mother will never forgive her. It’s not that…


Six Years of Blogging

It’s customary to say some words to mark a blogoversary and I had a waffling post on the go. Then I thought, why not just do an infographic with inaccurate pie charts? The numbers are not spot on but they vaguely illustrate how my reading…

Books In


Wow, I haven’t done a new books post for two months (except for the book shop crawl). So there’ll be things missing, I’m sure, some I’ve passed on already, and some I’ve read. It does look like a massive pile of books… Oh well, I…

Graphic Novel


I may have read Soviet Space Dogs only last year but Laika gives a much more emotional slant on the story. It’s a mix of fact and fiction, giving her a backstory of how she became a stray and her life on the streets. For…

Fantasy, Young Adult

The Wrath and the Dawn

2015 brought with it two young adult interpretations of Scheherazade’s story from A Thousand and One Nights. I had previously read E.K. Johnston’s A Thousand Nights and I think my reading of The Wrath and the Dawn suffered from a bit from over-familiarity. After all,…

List, Top Ten

Top Ten: Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. In which I commit myself to reading pre-orders and review copies promptly. Hah! In all seriousness, I am really excited to read all of these, but sometimes I get distracted. Strange the Dreamer by…

5 Star, Fantasy


In a land where the three suns keep darkness at bay, there’s a girl with a shadow darker than it should be. After her father is executed and her mother thrown into the deepest, darkest jail cell, Mia Corvere finds herself, not quite, alone and…

Young Adult

Not If I See You First

Parker doesn’t want to be treated differently because she’s blind. After her father dies, her aunt, uncle and cousins move in so she doesn’t have to learn a new school, but they don’t understand her like her dad did. And her school has merged with…