Where I was expecting an interesting historical fiction novel about late 1800's France in the time of the artistic revolution... Well, this isn't what I would consider interesting. Unfortunately, what starts out as an engaging narrative, voiced by a real-life portrait artist (who I had never heard of before requesting this novel), ends up in odd, semi-erotic accounts of a man's creepy love-at-first-sight obsession with a beautiful young woman, who is somehow in love with him within seconds, too.
Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard Date read: 9th July 2018 - 10th July 2018 Page count: 300 Genre: Young adult Format: Paperback (from local library) Rating: 4/5 I've read all three of Sara Barnard's books now, the first of which is reviewed here. I enjoyed her second quite a bit, but this book got enough going in me to warrant… Continue reading Review: Goodbye, Perfect
Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne Date read: 13th July 2018 - 13th July 2018 Page Count: 348 Genre: Young Adult Format: Proof copy (borrowed from my sister, who got it from her school librarian) Rating: 4/5 I have also reviewed What’s A Girl Gotta Do? on this blog - another book by Holly Bourne. Go check… Continue reading Review: Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer Date read: 10th July 2018 - 14th July 2018 Page Count: 341 Genre: Sci-fi/Horror Format: Hardcover (from local library) Rating: 3/5 I reviewed 'Annihilation' by Jeff VanderMeer here. This review will contain spoilers for that book, so make sure you've looked over that review first, or read the book! Or, you know, you just don't care and… Continue reading Review: Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
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
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
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
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
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
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