The Doll Factory – Elizabeth Macneal [Books]

The Doll Factory is author Elizabeth Macneal’s debut novel, telling the story of Iris, a young woman who earns to escape the doll shop she is trapped in, and who wants to paint. A meeting with a pre-Raphaelite painter changes her whole life, but there are other dangers, lurking in the shadows. The novel is toldContinue reading “The Doll Factory – Elizabeth Macneal [Books]”

The Boys, Volume One: The Name of the Game – Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson [Graphic Novels]

WARNING: There is likely to be swearing in this review, as personally I think it might be hard to talk about The Boys without a little bit of swearing. The Boys is a small group of people, four men, one woman, who have one job: to keep the superheroes in line. Superheroes who the publicContinue reading “The Boys, Volume One: The Name of the Game – Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson [Graphic Novels]”

The Queen of The Tearling – Erika Johansen [Books]

Dear friends, One thing I want you to understand, is I will never disguise my feelings about a book on this blog. I will, however, always try to find the good in something. But if I say I liked a book, I liked it. If I gush about how great it is, I absolutely lovedContinue reading “The Queen of The Tearling – Erika Johansen [Books]”

On The Come Up – Angie Thomas [Books]

When I read Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, I knew this was an author I was going to follow for a long, long time. I was super excited when I heard about her next book, On The Come Up, and honestly, I almost squealed in excitement when I spotted it in my local bookshop.Continue reading “On The Come Up – Angie Thomas [Books]”

The Fever King – Victoria Lee [Books]

  Before I get into this, I just want to mention I received this book from Ashleigh (@edwardanddamon on Twitter), after winning it in one of her monthly giveaways. You should definitely go check her out because she’s awesome. In a future version of the USA, Noam, the bisexual son of undocumented immigrants, survives anContinue reading “The Fever King – Victoria Lee [Books]”

The Near Witch – V.E. Schwab [Books]

I only recently started reading Victoria Schwab’s novels. I started with City of Ghosts, then read A Darker Shade of Magic, shortly before going to an author event in Waterstones, Cardiff, where I picked up the next two Shades of Magic books and The Near Witch, money being the only thing stopping me from pickingContinue reading “The Near Witch – V.E. Schwab [Books]”

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School – Kim Newman [Books]

After Amy Thomsett’s mother finds her floating on the ceiling, Amy is shipped off to Drearcliff Grange, but rather than squash this strange ability out of her, Amy learns more about her abilities, while her and her new found friends are tested in various ways. They face off against The Hooded Conspiracy, before a newContinue reading “The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School – Kim Newman [Books]”

Twisted Tales: Mirror, Mirror – Jen Calonita [Books]

Twisted Tales is a series of books presenting different twists on various well-known Disney stories, and Mirror, Mirror is the sixth in the series, following on from novels about Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Mulan. Five of the previous novels were written by Liz Braswell, with Reflection, the Mulan story, writtenContinue reading “Twisted Tales: Mirror, Mirror – Jen Calonita [Books]”

HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt [Books – SPOILERS!]

As indicated by the title of this post, this post will contain spoilers. If you haven’t yet read the book (and if you have, I would love your thoughts on this!) then I suggest getting a copy, reading it, then coming back. FINAL SPOILER WARNING PUPPY! Glancing over reviews on Goodreads, this book seems toContinue reading “HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt [Books – SPOILERS!]”