UK vs US

UK vs US Cover Smack Down 2014 [vote for your favourite covers]

(Testing has shown that this post does not work in the WordPress reader, so please click the globe to view the mobile page!) Normally I would be posting Bank It Or Bin It, but I decided to make that a fortnightly edition, in favour of showcasing one of my greatest loves - judging book covers… Continue reading UK vs US Cover Smack Down 2014 [vote for your favourite covers]

Book Reviews

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis Book Review [things i know about teeth]

Blurb Welcome to Harrow Lake. Someone's expecting you... Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker - she thinks nothing can scare her. But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she's swiftly packed off to live with a grandmother she's never met in Harrow Lake, the eerie town… Continue reading Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis Book Review [things i know about teeth]

Book Reviews

The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley Book Review [let’s time-travel to the stone age]

Blurb When Charlie's longed-for brother is born with a serious heart condition, Charlie's world is turned upside down. Upset and afraid, Charlie flees the hospital and makes for the ancient forest on the edge of town. There Charlie finds a boy floating face-down in the stream, injured, but alive. But when Charlie sets off back… Continue reading The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley Book Review [let’s time-travel to the stone age]

Book Lists

Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By [and no, cassandra clare is not on this list]

I have a confession to make. I have commitment issues. When it comes to books, I cannot hold down a relationship with a single author, instead flitting from one author to the next in search of the Shiny New Thing. So naturally, trying to work out which authors I've actually read more than two books… Continue reading Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By [and no, cassandra clare is not on this list]

Book Reviews

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust Book Review [everyone is annoying. especially the protagonist.]

Blurb A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse... There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her… Continue reading Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust Book Review [everyone is annoying. especially the protagonist.]

Bank Or Bin

Bank It Or Bin It [organising my goodreads want to read list #8]

My Goodreads Want To Read List somehow managed to hit over 700 books, and sadly I have neither the money or the shelf space (heck, I don’t even own shelves yet), so it’s time to PURGE. I’m going to choose a few books once a fortnight and Bank Them, by moving them to a new… Continue reading Bank It Or Bin It [organising my goodreads want to read list #8]

Movie Reviews

Feel The Beat on Netflix Young Adult Movie Review [trope-heavy with a good heart]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhLSDnxLp-M This was a really fun, light movie that you shouldn't watch critically, but here I am, doing just that. What really shines in this movie is the strength of it's actors, who are are fun, funny and extremely talented, making me laugh and cry with them. It's an idea that's been used a lot,… Continue reading Feel The Beat on Netflix Young Adult Movie Review [trope-heavy with a good heart]

Book Reviews

House Of Dragons by Jessica Cluess Book Review [dragons that smell like baking bread]

Blurb Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer will answer it. Who will win? When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected… Continue reading House Of Dragons by Jessica Cluess Book Review [dragons that smell like baking bread]

Book Reviews

Here Lie The Secrets by Emma Young Book Review [you can take the girl out of yorkshire…]

Blurb Mia’s best friend Holly died when they were thirteen. But years later, Holly still hasn’t left her. Spending the summer in New York, Mia is hoping to escape the visions of Holly that haunt her life at home. There she meets Rav, a parapsychology student, who convinces her to take part in a study… Continue reading Here Lie The Secrets by Emma Young Book Review [you can take the girl out of yorkshire…]

Book Lists

2020 Anticipated Books I Still Need To Read [i’m sorry abandoned friends, i’ll get to you]

For Top Ten Tuesday today, everyone is celebrating the books coming out in the second half of 2020, and I can't help but think about the books I was really excited for in the first half of 2020, that I never got round to reading. Here's some of the books I haven't got round to… Continue reading 2020 Anticipated Books I Still Need To Read [i’m sorry abandoned friends, i’ll get to you]