We all have books that were so tediously boring that we couldn't bear to finish them, and though some may stay strong and persevere, I can't say this is something I'm inclined to do often. If I'm not enjoying a book I'll simply put it down! This, as you can probably imagine, has led to… Continue reading Popular Books I DNF’ed
Book Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White
“So the question becomes, Daughter of the Dragon, what will you sacrifice? What will you let be taken away so that you, too, can have power?” And I Darken was undoubtedly a book with a brilliant premise! Afterall, what is not to love about a gender - bent historical fiction seeking to re-tell the story… Continue reading Book Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White
Books That Gave Me the Biggest Book Hangovers!
Do you ever read a book so good that upon finishing it you get so sad that you're not a part of that world anymore that you cannot stop thinking about it and become unable to pick up another book because you just know it will never be as good as the book you've just finished???… Continue reading Books That Gave Me the Biggest Book Hangovers!
Intimidating Books on my TBR
I, like I'm sure many others do, have a whole load of books on my TBR. It's only natural then that some of these books should be more intimidating than others, whether this be down to the hype surrounding it, the topics it explores or even the mere length of it. Below I've decided to… Continue reading Intimidating Books on my TBR
Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
“Everyone’s immortal until they’re not.” A Gathering of Shadows is the second installment of Schwab's shades of magic trilogy, and was a book that unfortunately left me feeling slightly disappointed. While I afforded the first novel a full five stars, I felt that I could only give this one 3.5. This preference for the first… Continue reading Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
Mid- May Book Haul!
Already this month I've accumulated a whole range of books that I'm super excited to read! Since I'm a key worker I'm still working during lock down, so unfortunately I haven't been able to read as much as I would've liked to. However, this has not stopped me from collecting all of the books I… Continue reading Mid- May Book Haul!
Book Review: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
"'You think I'm playing God? Fine, you play, Sydney. You decide, right now, who should live. Us, or them.'" Vengeful is the second book in Schwab's villains series, and it achieves a feat most sequels can't; it was equally as (if not more) brilliant as the first. Brilliant pacing, structural choices and character exploration made… Continue reading Book Review: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
“Do your kind even know what love is? Can you feel anything at all, or is it just... programmed?” *Small disclaimer before you read: I am in no way trying to discourage anyone from reading this book, nor am I trying to claim that people that have read the book shouldn’t enjoy it. I am… Continue reading Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
“But the thing about people, Kell had discovered, is that they didn't really want to know. They thought they did, but knowing only made them miserable.” A Darker Shade of Magic is a beautifully crafted fantasy that explores the concept of four parallel but incredibly different versions of London that can be traveled between, but only by… Continue reading Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab