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Category: 5 Star

5 Star, Young Adult

Radio Silence

The most important thing to Frances is her education, on track to get into Oxbridge her only guilty pleasure is a podcast no one else really knows about. Aled’s sister disappeared and Frances thinks she’s the reason why. When the two becomes friends, she learns…

5 Star, Non-Fiction

The Last Act of Love

In the summer of 1990, Cathy Rentzenbrink’s bright and funny brother was hit by a car and left with serious head injuries. Initially hopeful for his recovery, as the months, and years, pass it becomes clear he is not getting better. His diagnosis; Persistent Vegetative…

5 Star, Fantasy, Young Adult


Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world. Scarlett has spent her childhood writing to Legend, the man behind Caraval. She listened…

5 Star, Non-Fiction

A Christmas Cornucopia

Christmas is a funny old time of year, where we do some odd things and no one really knows why. Never fear, Mark Forsyth is here to explain some of our festive traditions, where they came from and why Christmas carols rarely make sense. If…

5 Star, Fantasy

Empire of Storms

Empire of Storms is the fifth book in the Throne of Glass series and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. Hey, I reckon Empire of Storms has been out long enough that I can blog about my thoughts. It’s a testament…

5 Star, Young Adult

Under Rose Tainted Skies

Norah’s house is her whole world. She suffers from agoraphobia and venturing past her front door is terrifying for her. Her single mother and her therapist are pretty much the only people she interacts with until a chance encounter on her doorstep. A new family…

5 Star, Young Adult


Ben, Dean, Millie, Zara. Me – Alix. Five friends, five years… it feels like a lifetime. Once they were five, now they are four. Alix has drifted apart from her friends ever since Millie’s death, she was the glue that held them together, but she…

5 Star, General Fiction

The Wolf Road

The old ‘uns called that day the Fall or the Reformation. Nana said some down in the far south called it Rapture. Nana was a babe when it happened, said her momma called it the Big Damn Stupid. Set everything back to zero. Raised by…

5 Star, Science Fiction

False Hearts

This is the first time I have ever been alone. Taema and Tila spent their whole childhoods together, joined at the heart, but when they are separated, more than their bodies go different ways. Taema works hard at her respectable job, delving into the technology…