Book Reviews

The Muse Burton

Now that the nights are drawing in and you seem to go to work in the dark and then come home in the dark the thought of curling up with a good read is the only thing on my mind. That, and the count down to Christmas which, although a drain on finances, I am so so excited about this year. The Muse was my saviour. I’d been hearing about

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The Butterfly Garden is possibly one of the most f-ed up books I have read in quite a long time. You know those books where you think “what sort of mind set was the author in when this cheery little tale popped into their head?” In spite of this I could not put this book down. I didn’t even do my usual trick of falling asleep while I was reading in

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I picked up The Wrath & The Dawn as an impulse buy when I was searching Amazon for a new read to fill my electronic bookshelf. I hadn’t heard anything about the book. usually I atleast read a review or two but this time I just jumped. When I started reading it, it immediately reminded me of Uprooted by Naomi Novak just with a touch of Aladdin and a smidge of Joffrey

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The Ballroom is not a romance. I mean, it is, but in so many ways it really really is not. It’s so much more than that. I never once thought in this story “I really hope they get together” I just kept thinking “I hope they get through this together” which I think is so important. This story is told from 3 points of view, Ella, John and Charles. All

A Darker Shade of Magic Story Nook

Oh my. Where to begin? Well, maybe I’ll start with a little confession. I absolutely loved this book. But that is not how my relationship with this book began. When I read the synopsis of this book I thought that it ticked every single box that I’d ever put out there when looking for something new to read. It intrigued me. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love fantasy,

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

I wouldn’t say I’ve traveled very much. Not that I wouldn’t want to travel, I mean, If someone offered me a couple of thousand pounds and let me jump on any plane to any country and then another I’d do that tomorrow. I just haven’t had the opportunity; you guys know how it is. Anyway, a couple of years ago I went to Marrakesh. It was the first real holiday

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Does anyone else find that the sunshine makes them a lot sleepier than normal? I’ve been sweeping through my Goodreads Challenge in the last couple of weeks but now the sun has come out every time I pick up my book and my eyes start doing that hypnotic dance that eyes tend to do when you’re reading, I just can’t seem to be able to stay awake. Honestly, I’m hopeless.

Me Before You Review Story Nook

I do not like crying. I especially do not like crying over a book, however emotionally charged it might be. There was so much rave over Me Before You by Jojo Moyes but me, I prefer to stay away from books concerning severe illness, disaster and/or death. It really makes me paranoid and then that makes me not able to sleep. And not in the paranormal “what was that noise” sort

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Oh. Black Fairy Tale. What is wrong with me? Why did I like this book so much?! It was probably one of the most disturbing books I think I’ve ever read. Sometimes, when I’m having one of those days where my imagination is over worked, when I can’t believe the thoughts going round in my own head, when I feel like I should be locked away, I reach for a

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 Oh boy. Okay. I actually read The Paper Magician a while ago, in fact it was the first book I read of 2016 under a naive cloud of New Years excitement. I should probably say, this will be a short one. I was so disappointed. I don’t think I’ve ever had to force myself to finish a book quite as hard as I did with this. But, finish I did.