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General Fiction

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Nine-year-old Jair loves…

Young Adult

One of Us is Next

The kids of Bayview High are no strangers to gossip. When everyone in the school receives a text message inviting them to play a game of truth or dare, they think it’s just another Simon copycat. But when they are ignored the truths start to…

Historical Fiction

The Vanished Bride

When Elizabeth Chester goes missing, she leaves behind a room covered in blood. The news falls on the ears of the Brontë sisters, who are both intrigued by the mystery and concerned for the fate of the woman. With no one else finding answers, they…

New Releases

On My Radar: February

We get an extra day this February but that’s still not enough to fit in all these amazing sounding new books. I’m especially looking forward to The Foundling and Deathless Divide. What about you? As always, inclusion here isn’t an endorsement and books may be…

Young Adult

The Places I’ve Cried in Public

A school project gives Amelie the idea. She’ll create a memory map of all the places he made her cry. I’ve run out of words to use that mean “crying”, and we’re not even at the Cube yet. I’m going to have to thesaurus.com the…

5 Star, Fantasy

Crooked Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom is the sequel to Six of Crows and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book. Kaz’s crew are left reeling after their daring break in to the Ice Court. Nina’s fighting withdrawal and Wylan’s stuck with the face of a…

Fantasy

The Starless Sea

When grad student Zachary finds an untitled book in the library, he is shocked to find it contains a chapter about him. An event that happened years ago, that no one else could have known about. The day he found a painted door on a…

Science Fiction

The Rosewater Redemption

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. The Rosewater Redemption…

New Releases

On My Radar: January

Happy New Year! Are you ready for all the new books 2020 is going to throw at you? January seems a slowish start to the publishing calendar, but there are still some goodies to tempt you. As always, inclusion here isn’t an endorsement and books…

New Releases

Win a 2020 Pre-Order

Are you overwhelmed by the number of amazing sounding books coming out next year? No idea how you’ll get your hands on them? Let me help out! The winner can pick a pre-order of a 2020 release (up to maximum value of £20). The giveaway…

List, Top Ten

Best Of 2019

As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to share my favourite reads from 2019. I gave 19 books 5 stars this year, so it’s been hard to whittle this list down to ten. The Familiars by Stacey Halls Witches seem to be…

General Fiction

Oligarchy

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. The daughter of…

Fantasy

The Secret Chapter

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. I would like…

Science Fiction

The Warehouse

With temperatures and unemployment rising, one American company is striving. Cloud. Each MotherCloud is a city, a huge warehouse with accommodation, food, healthcare and entertainment for its thousands of employees. There’s no reason to leave. You’re lucky to get a job there. Cloud is quite…

New Releases

On My Radar: November

A little later than usual, here’s my round up of intriguing sounding books hitting the shelves in November. I’m most excited about The Toll and The Secret Chapter. As always, inclusion here isn’t an endorsement and books may be available on different dates in different…

5 Star, Fantasy

Pet

Lucille is a place free from monsters, without prejudice or danger. But when a creature climbs out of her mother’s painting, Jam is faced with the idea that maybe there are still monsters in this world. The only problem is, no one believes in them…

New Releases

On My Radar: October

October is another month chock-full of new releases, from big names to debuts. As always, inclusion here isn’t an endorsement and books may be available on different dates in different territories/formats (and sometimes they just change). Dates stated are generally for the UK print edition…

Historical Fiction

The Giver of Stars

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. When Alice meets…

5 Star, Science Fiction

The Testaments

The highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale needs little introduction. Set around 15 years after we last saw Offred, The Testaments follows three women and reveals more about the rise and fall of Gilead. It also answers some questions you might have had lingering…

Fantasy

The House of Sundering Flames

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. The House of…

monthly round-up

The Month That Was… August 2019

Another month of lots of reading but not much reviewing. I finished my N.E.W.T.s for Magizoologist though and I’ll be posting a wrap-up with mini reviews soon as well as some more in-depth reviews later. In the meantime you can see my star ratings at…

New Releases

On My Radar: September

There are some pretty big releases hitting the shelves in September, including the follow up to something called That Handmaid’s Tale… But there are also plenty of other books coming out next month that look just as tempting. As always, inclusion isn’t an endorsement and…

5 Star, Fantasy

Sanctuary

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. State Detective Maggie…

Fantasy

The Nightjar

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Alice Wyndham spent…

Science Fiction

The Time Traveler’s Wife

You might be wondering why I’m reading a massive bestseller from over a decade ago now, but one of the Popsugar prompts this year is to read a book with more than a million ratings on Goodreads. The Time Traveler’s Wife had been on my…

Science Fiction

The Kingdom

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. The Kingdom™ is…

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