Book Review: Circus of Wonders – Elizabeth Macneal

Publisher: PicadorFormat: HardcoverRelease Date: 13th May, 2021 Rating: 5/5 Stars I originally received a digital arc of this book from NetGalley, however as Griffin Books were doing an event to celebrate the release, my wonderful boyfriend got me a ticket to the virtual event, which came with a copy of the book! Definitely check themContinue reading “Book Review: Circus of Wonders – Elizabeth Macneal”

Book Review: A Vow So Bold and Deadly – Brigid Kemmerer

Publisher: Bloomsbury YAFormat: PaperbackRelease Date: January 26th, 2021 Rating: 4/5 Stars Reviews for: A Curse So Dark and Lonely / A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Yes I am trying out a banner – I’d love to hear if you like or hate it!) I really wasn’t sure what to expect going into the finalContinue reading “Book Review: A Vow So Bold and Deadly – Brigid Kemmerer”

The Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner

Publisher: Legend PressFormat: MOBIRelease Date: March 2nd, 2021 Rating: 5/5 Stars Told in dual timelines, The Lost Apothecary explores the lives of three different women, their lives connected over the centuries by a single unlucky vial. In 1791, Nella serves the women in her community, issuing medicines where needed, but more often selling poisons, forContinue reading “The Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner”

December 2020 Reading Wrap Up

January / February / March Part 1 / March Part 2 / April Part 1 / April Part 2/ May Part 1 / May Part 2 / June / July Part 1 / July Part 2 / August / September / October / November Yep, the last of my reading wrap up posts for 2020, and actually…probably the last ever! These have been a lot to keep up with, alongside reviews and other writing.Continue reading “December 2020 Reading Wrap Up”

Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile [Graphic Novel Review]

Genre: Fantasy – Urban Fantasy – Graphic NovelPublisher: Vertigo After the Adversary attacks various realms, those living there flee, and find themselves in a world without magic. They keep themselves hidden, living alongside the ‘mundanes’, and working together to keep some sort of unity among each other. Snow White acts as the mayor’s assistant, essentially runningContinue reading “Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile [Graphic Novel Review]”

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 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]”

The Ringmaster’s Daughter – Carly Schabowski [Books]

Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Bookouture Release Date: July 7th, 2020 Rating:  Michel enjoys his life in Paris, working with horses and living near his dearest friend. But the Nazis are edging closer to the city, and even if Michel doesn’t want to leave, his friend knows he must. Michel ends up on a train heading south, onlyContinue reading “The Ringmaster’s Daughter – Carly Schabowski [Books]”