books, Reviews

Review: The Ghost Engine by Theresa Fuller

The Ghost Engine by Theresa Fuller Date read: 7th June 2018 - 11th June 2018 Page count: 350 Genre: Steampunk (Science Fiction/Historical Fiction) Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 5/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I love a good Steampunk - especially a new good steampunk, and the market is unfortunately rather sparse… Continue reading Review: The Ghost Engine by Theresa Fuller

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Review: Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

Queen of the North by Anne O'Brien Date read: 21st May 2018 - 25th May 2018 Page count: 512 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 5/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Queen of the North is just as interesting, awe-inspiring and clever as I anticipated it to be.… Continue reading Review: Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

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So I (kind of) Met My Favourite Author Of All Time…

Possibly the only good thing that comes out of living in a small town in the Welsh marches is the Hay Festival, a book festival in Hay-on-Wye, which is only just over an hour's drive from my home. I've gone pretty much every year since I was about eight (and probably before then too), and… Continue reading So I (kind of) Met My Favourite Author Of All Time…

rant, writing

OPINION: Monarchy Schmonarchy

Welcome to Britain - a country renowned for its fish and chips, colonialism, football hooliganism, and, of course, our monarchy. As a long-term resident of this tiny little island, I have a lot of opinions on the things that have been going on recently here (don't get me started on the Brexit vote...), and I like… Continue reading OPINION: Monarchy Schmonarchy

books, Short Stories

Review: Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli Date read: 10th May 2018 - 10th May 2018 Page count: 343 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 5/5 I didn't expect to be reading this so soon - it's a new release, and I'm trying to not buy any physical books (mostly due to lack of space/money...). Thankfully, though, I… Continue reading Review: Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

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Review: New Girl by Paige Harbison

New Girl by Paige Harbison Date read: 3rd May 2018 - 3rd May 2018 Page count: 320 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Kindle Edition Rating: 2/5 I only ever tend to review books I've enjoyed on here - so let's have a little bit of a change... Anyone that's been near me for five minutes knows about my obsession with Rebecca by… Continue reading Review: New Girl by Paige Harbison

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Review: Stormbird by Conn Iggulden

Stormbird by Conn Iggulden Date read: 5th May 2018 - 8th May 2018 Page Count: 482 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 3/5 Conn Iggulden is an author I've always heard a lot about, but never really read anything from. Even though I've had the fourth book in this series, Ravenspur, sitting on my bookshelf since 2016, I've never got… Continue reading Review: Stormbird by Conn Iggulden

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Review: Castile for Isabella by Jean Plaidy

Castile for Isabella by Jean Plaidy Date read: 1st May 2018 - 3rd May 2018 Page count: 288 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Kindle Edition Rating: 4/5 Lo and behold, another historical fiction review! I've read a lot of historical fiction recently (I'm currently reading Conn Iggulden's Wars of the Roses series) and I decided I wanted to try and review more… Continue reading Review: Castile for Isabella by Jean Plaidy

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Review: The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick

The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick Date read: 4th May 2018 - 5th May 2018 Page count: 483 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 5/5 Yes, I've already finished this book. And yes, it was just as good as the first book in the series. You can see my review for The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick on this blog as well,… Continue reading Review: The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick

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A Mini Library Haul

I'm on a little bit of a historical fiction kick at the moment - as evidenced by my trip to the library yesterday. What can I say, I'm a sucker for a good book, and libraries are, as always, important to support. Whether they're your local, your school's or even your university's, libraries are, in… Continue reading A Mini Library Haul