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Review: Authority by Jeff VanderMeer

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 […]

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What I’m Going To Read This Summer

My exams are over, my fate is sealed. Now, to distract me from the every burning pain of waiting for my A-level results, I’m hoping to read quite a few books over the upcoming few months. Summer always tends to be the time of year when I end up barely reading anything, despite the massive […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]