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
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby I've reviewed at least one other book by Nick Hornby on here (see: Funny Girl) and I've also read a few others of his books - so I can safely say that he's quickly becoming one of my favourite go-to 'I can't be bothered to read anything else right now'… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Juliet, Naked
Carrie by Stephen King Carrie is Stephen King's debut novel, so I was interested in seeing how his style has changed over his career. I've read Bag of Bones and The Shining, before, and I'm currently struggling through IT, so I'm no stranger to him, either. What immediately struck me about this book was how strange it was set… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Carrie
Of Monsters and Men by Patrick Ness Here we have it. Finally, I manage to keep up a 'series' of sorts, or at least a series of three reviews all pertaining to a book series. I'm running out of things to say about this series that aren't just 'it's amazing!', 'it changed my life!', 'Todd… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Monsters of Men
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde Continuing with this strain of LGBT+ YA fiction that I've been reviewing recently, we come to Queens of Geek, a story about three friends from Australia, a convention and a whole lot of romance and friendship. I felt that the representation of one of the main characters - who is… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Queens of Geek
Sovereign by April Daniels I was approached by Diversion Books to read this title in exchange for a review. Although this book was sent to me by a publisher through NetGalley, all opinions are my own, as always. This is the second book in the Nemesis series, so I went into reading this without the benefit of… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Sovereign
My exams are almost over and I can smell summer on the breeze - finally! It must be that time of year when Ellie stays in bed for two solid months! But seriously, it's almost my summer holiday! Meaning I'll have a whole lot more time to update and play around with this blog. I've… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Anna and the French Kiss