Category: Reviews

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

‘I smelled jasmine first – then saw stars. A sea of stars flickering beyond glowing pillars of moonstone that framed the sweeping view of endless snowcapped mountains. “Welcome to the Night Court,” was all Rhys said.’ Warning: Contains some minor spoilers (sorry, I couldn’t help it!). It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Sarah J. Maas’ books, but… Read more »

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Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

‘”There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”’ Warning: Minor Spoilers. Maggie Stiefvater is an author whose work I’ve been meaning to check out for some time, and the Raven Cycle is a series that I’ve heard so much… Read more »

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Review: The King’s Concubine by Anne O’Brien

Review: The King’s Concubine by Anne O’Brien

‘You may consider me despicable, my lady, yet you will hear me. I am the King’s mistress.’ How strange it sounded to say it out loud. I lifted my head and held her gaze. ‘He chose me. He sent for me, and I will perform my duty with honour.’ I have always been a fan of historical fiction, although I’ve… Read more »

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642 Things To Write

642 Things To Write

Last Friday was my birthday (hooray for being 23!), and my parents got me a book I’ve had my eye on in Waterstones for some time: 642 Things To Write by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. This book is full of fun writing prompts with space underneath to write in, so I thought it would be a useful tool for getting those creative… Read more »

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Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

‘Did you talk?’ Glokta could’t help himself, he spluttered with shrill laughter… ‘Did I talk? I talked until my throat was raw. I told them everything I could think of. I screamed every secret I’d heard. I babbled like a fool. When I ran out of things to tell them I made things up. I pissed myself and cried like a girl. Everyone… Read more »

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Review: Mrs de Winter by Susan Hill

Review: Mrs de Winter by Susan Hill

‘Somehow I had never expected to hear the name again, it sounded odd, like a word in another language. Rebecca. A word from another life. We never spoke it. I do not think it had crossed either of our lips since that terrible night.’ Years and years ago I first read Daphne du Maurier’s haunting book Rebecca and absolutely loved… Read more »

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Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

‘Cinder’s netlink took over, as it did in moments when she couldn’t think for herself. Searching, connecting, feeding information to her she didn’t want. Letumosis. The blue fever. Worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of thousands dead. Unknown cause, unknown cure.’ Cinder is a talented mechanic in New Beijing, providing for her stepmother and two stepsisters in a society ravaged by a terrible… Read more »

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Review: The Other Queen By Philippa Gregory

Review: The Other Queen By Philippa Gregory

‘I am only twenty-six years old and I have lived three lives already! I deserve the highest place in the world and yet occupy the lowest. But still I am a queen, I am a queen three times over. I was born Queen of Scotland, I was crowned Queen of France and I am heir to the crown of England…. Read more »

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Review: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

Review: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

‘He fought as he wished he had all those years ago, for the chance he had missed. In that moment between storms–when the rain stilled and the winds drew in their breaths to blow–he danced with the slayer of kings, and somehow held his own.’ A few weeks ago I posted to rave about the first book in Brandon Sanderson’s… Read more »

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