A Little About Me

I like to do these posts now and then, especially for new followers who might not be aware of what I do outside this blog. And right now I’m caught up on my reviews so it seems like a fairly good time to ‘introduce’ myself, in a way. As well as reading a lot, andContinue reading “A Little About Me”

That Dreaded TBR #4

Yep, it’s that time again. I’ve caught up on my reviews for the blog, so thought I’d do another of these. It seems to be going well, but a quick glance over the next five shows I might not be successful this time! Part One / Part Two / Part Three  I originally saw thisContinue reading “That Dreaded TBR #4”

Spider-Man/Deadpool, Volume 2: Side-Pieces [Books]

Genre: Graphic Novel – Superheroes Publisher: Marvel Rating: Volume 1 Review Side Pieces feels very, very different to Spider-Man/Deadpool Volume 1. Whereas 1 had an over-arching story, the two heroes bouncing off each other and forming a deeper friendship, Side Pieces, like the name, is more a collection of random stories featuring the two heroes, disconnected from oneContinue reading “Spider-Man/Deadpool, Volume 2: Side-Pieces [Books]”

You Should See Me in a Crown – Leah Johnson [Books]

Genre:  YA Contemporary Publisher: Scholastic Press Rating: Liz Lighty is happy in the background, not keen on being the centre of attention. She wants nothing more than to go to Pennington and become a doctor, but she needs to make it into their orchestra and gain a scholarship to do so.  But when she getsContinue reading “You Should See Me in a Crown – Leah Johnson [Books]”

The Black Kids – Christina Hammonds Reed [Books]

Genre: YA – Historical/Contemporary Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK Rating:  As the end of high school nears, Ashley and her friends spend more time away from school than in it. Though Ashley is all too aware of the differences between her and her white friends, of the need to ‘be better’, she doesn’t pay muchContinue reading “The Black Kids – Christina Hammonds Reed [Books]”

When Punk Rocked – Andy Francis [Books]

Genre: Non-Fiction – History – Reference Publisher: Wymer Publishing Rating:  This book gets 5 Stars because it does exactly what it needs to, and presents information in a fun but informative way and what else could you really ask for from a reference book? This is another book I picked up for research purposes, and it’s veryContinue reading “When Punk Rocked – Andy Francis [Books]”

Preludes & Nocturnes – The Sandman, Volume 1 [Books]

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Vertigo Rating: I kind of knew I would like this, having heard about the series for years and years and years and only just getting around to picking it up, but I don’t think I ever really realised just how much I would like it. In an attempt to capture Death, a groupContinue reading “Preludes & Nocturnes – The Sandman, Volume 1 [Books]”

The Sin Eater – Megan Campisi [Books]

Genre: Historical Fantasy Publisher: Pan Macmillian Release Date: 23/07/2020 Rating: Throughout this book, I found myself flipping between three and four stars. This book is a solid 3.5, I think, but I don’t do half stars so it gets rounded up to four. May Owens doesn’t really know her place in the world. But beforeContinue reading “The Sin Eater – Megan Campisi [Books]”

June 2020 Reading Wrap Up [Books]

January / February / March Part 1 / March Part 2 / April Part 1 / April Part 2/ May Part 1 / May Part 2 In the Before Times, I would have been really happy with having read 8 books in a month. Now, I’m happy I ‘only’ read 8, because after hitting double digitsContinue reading “June 2020 Reading Wrap Up [Books]”

The Never Tilting World – Rin Chupeco [Books]

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperTeen Rating: First, I absolutely loved this book. Second, I have no idea why it’s noted as ‘Frozen meets Mad Max’ in the Goodreads summary. The ‘Mad Max’ aspect I totally get. But Frozen? Why? Because it’s…sisters? This book is more akin to Final Fantasy, in really good ways. It’s got theContinue reading “The Never Tilting World – Rin Chupeco [Books]”