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Month: November 2018


#NonFicNov Wrap-Up

I’ve not really kept up with my Non-Fiction November this year but I did read four non-fiction books and I wrote two reviews. I promise the rest of them will be up next month when I have more time. This week’s prompt is hosted by…

Fantasy, Translation

Vita Nostra

Read The World: Ukraine Sasha Samokhina is a straight A student looking forward to going to university. When on holiday with her single mother a strange man starts to follow her. He sets her a challenge to repeat every day, to go swimming naked the…


The Mortal Word

The Mortal Word is the fifth book in the Invisible Library series therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. The dragons and the fae are considering a peace treaty, but the talks are disrupted by the murder of one of the diplomats….

5 Star, Non-Fiction

East of Croydon

Since it’s Nonfiction November I should probably share some non-fiction reviews! East of Croydon follows Sue Perkins on her travels around Asia whilst filming documentaries for the BBC. It also covers her father’s terminal cancer and coming to terms with death of a loved one….

Chick-Lit, Romance

Not Just for Christmas

It’s that time of year everything turns festive and today saw a swathe of Christmas themed chick lit released. I do like to read one or two of these during the holiday season to help get me in the mood, and one about dogs seemed…

Science Fiction


It all started with a seed. Planetfall reminded me in some ways of Annihilation, but less weird and more human. Ren is a 3D-printer engineer on a colony at the base of a mysterious alien structure called God’s City. Twenty-two year’s prior, Lee Suh-Mi led…


Empire of Sand

Mehr is the daughter of two cultures, half noble Ambhan, half heathen Amrithi. She lives with her father, a governor, her step-mother and her little sister. For her’s sister’s sake, she tried to follow the wishes of her father but she can’t turn her back…