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Month: June 2018


Six of Crows

This book has been all over bookstagram for years and I have been wanting to read it but there was something I had to do first. Although this duology stands alone from the Grisha trilogy, I was aware there was a spoiler contained in the…

5 Star, Fantasy

A Reaper at the Gates

Sabaa Tahir hits the spot for my epic fantasy needs. Her characters show compassion in a bloody world but also must do what needs to be done, even if feelings will be hurt. I basically inhaled A Reaper at the Gates and will now be…


A Shiver of Snow and Sky

When the skies above the island of Skane glow red, the Goddess is sending a warning of plague. The plague last ravaged the population seventeen years ago when Ósa was in her mother’s womb. Her mother died that year and her father has never forgiven…

General Fiction

Red Clocks

In a not too distant future, America has implemented the Personhood Amendment, giving an embryo the same rights as a person from the very moment of conception. Seeking an abortion is now a criminal offence, in-vitro fertilisation is banned and women are forced to pay…

List, Top Ten

Top Ten: Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. My summer reading is very unlikely to take place next a body of water this year. I used to live right by the beach and any fair-weather reading would be done with the sand beneath…


The Surface Breaks

The Surface Breaks is Louise O’Neill’s retelling of The Little Mermaid. I have a love hate relationship with her writing but I thought her foray into fantasy might not be as bleak. The mermaid in question is Gaia, daughter of the Sea King, who is…



Caraval was one of those surprise favourites where the world just sucked me in a for a whole day, so I was excited to pick up the sequel, Legendary. However the story didn’t grab me quite as much and I could see the flaws in…

Young Adult

White Rabbit, Red Wolf

Peter Blankman is scared of everything. Suffering from severe panic attacks, he uses maths to help calm his mind. His mother and sister are his support network, understanding his needs and being there for him. Then the unthinkable happens, his mother is stabbed and his…

Crime Fiction

Dark Pines

Gavrik sits on the edge of Utgard forest, a dark and dense expanse of spruce trees. The town relies on two things, forestry and hunting. At the start of elk hunting season a body is found in the forest. Twenty years ago the Medusa killer…