Book Reviews

Tales From The Hinterland by Melissa Albert Book Review [beware their riddles and the pretty things they sell]

Blurb Grimm's Fairy Tales meets Ransom Riggs in this deeply creepy, gorgeously illustrated collection of twelve original pitch-dark fairytales, from international bestselling author of The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert. Journey into the Hinterland, where every page tells a wondrously terrible adventure . . . In this brutal and beautiful world a young woman spends a night with Death,… Continue reading Tales From The Hinterland by Melissa Albert Book Review [beware their riddles and the pretty things they sell]

top ten tuesday

2021 Contemporary Covers With ✨Immaculate✨ Vibes [Top Ten Tuesday]

Today's Top Ten Tuesday is all about resolutions, but I covered those in my wrap up post, so I'm doing this fun post featuring amazing art - these contemporary covers are effortlessly cool, and give me serious summer vibes. She's Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard An electric romance set against a rebel art… Continue reading 2021 Contemporary Covers With ✨Immaculate✨ Vibes [Top Ten Tuesday]

Book Reviews

Five Total Strangers by Natalie D Richards Book Review [i’ll never let you forget]

Blurb A hitched ride home in a snow storm turns sinister when one of the passengers is plotting for the ride to end in disaster.When Mira flies home to spend Christmas with her mother in Pittsburgh, a record-breaking blizzard results in a cancelled layover. Desperate to get to her grief-ridden mother in the wake of… Continue reading Five Total Strangers by Natalie D Richards Book Review [i’ll never let you forget]

Cover Smackdown

Cover Smackdown [The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert]

A bit of an overhaul on my Cover Smackdown series, I'm removing voting! Simply put, not many posts were getting votes and most people just voted for the US covers regardless of how ugly they were. 🧐So this series is changing back to my old style, of me showcasing the covers and talking about what… Continue reading Cover Smackdown [The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert]

Book Reviews

The Reckless Afterlife Of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James Book Review [everything comes back to family in the end]

Blurb “Congratulations, new kid. Welcome to the afterlife.” What if death is only the beginning? When Harriet Stoker dies after falling from a balcony in a long-abandoned building, she discovers a group of ghosts, each with a special power. Felix, Kasper, Rima and Leah welcome Harriet into their world, eager to make friends with the… Continue reading The Reckless Afterlife Of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James Book Review [everything comes back to family in the end]

Book Reviews

New Year’s Kiss by Lee Matthews Book Review [getting booked for misuse of toilet paper]

Blurb A fun and upbeat paperback original romance about a girl who has a New Year’s resolution to make the coming year epic in every way - and is willing to put herself out there for love. Tess and her opinionated older sister Lauren are spending the week after Christmas at the snowy Evergreen Lodge… Continue reading New Year’s Kiss by Lee Matthews Book Review [getting booked for misuse of toilet paper]

Book Lists

Most Anticipated Jan – July Book Releases [Top Ten Tuesday]

I'm back! I took a break late last year because the last two months of the year are always super stressful for me, scrambling to get Christmas presents bought, family travel plans finalised and books read. Top Ten Tuesday takes up the most time to plan, so that was the first to go! Now I… Continue reading Most Anticipated Jan – July Book Releases [Top Ten Tuesday]

Book Reviews

Sorcery Of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson Book Review [you belonged in the library, as much as any book]

Blurb From the New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens comes an imaginative fantasy about an apprentice at a magical library who must battle a powerful sorcerer to save her kingdom. All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries,… Continue reading Sorcery Of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson Book Review [you belonged in the library, as much as any book]

Bank Or Bin

Bank It Or Bin It #19 [organising my goodreads want to read shelf]

My Goodreads Want To Read List has exactly 400 on it and sadly I cannot stop time to read them all, so it’s time to PURGE. I’m going to choose a few books once a fortnight and Bank Them, keeping them on my Want To Read shelf, or Bin Them, removing them from my wishlist… Continue reading Bank It Or Bin It #19 [organising my goodreads want to read shelf]

Saturday Spotlight

Saturday Spotlight #7 [showcasing small press and self published books]

Finding lesser known indie books is a pain in the butt. Luckily for you, I did the work for you! I’ve vetted the first few pages of all of these recent finds, checking that the book is engaging and well written from the start, and to save you more time I’m adding the Amazon UK/US… Continue reading Saturday Spotlight #7 [showcasing small press and self published books]