books, Reviews

The Reviewing Reel: Juliet, Naked

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

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The Reviewing Reel: Carrie

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

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The Reviewing Reel: Monsters of Men

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

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The Reviewing Reel: Queens of Geek

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

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The Reviewing Reel: Sovereign

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

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The Reviewing Reel: Anna and the French Kiss

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

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The Reviewing Reel: What’s A Girl Gotta Do?

What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne I LOVED THIS SO MUCH. I did buy this almost an entire year ago, and it's been over a year since I read How Hard Can Love Be?, but it didn't stop me thoroughly enjoying this. Just... Yesssssss, Lottie. Yessss. She is every cool feminist at my sixth form,… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: What’s A Girl Gotta Do?

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The Reviewing Reel: The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Hold on! (Hah hah... Get it?) But seriously. Hold on. This is about to get good. Holden Caulfield is probably one of the most quintessential unreliable narrators of all time, along with Humbert Humber from Lolita and the omnipresent overhead voice from the Harry Potter series. He is the phony to end… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Catcher in the Rye

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The Reviewing Reel: The Color Purple

The Color Purple by Alice Walker Corblimey. Before I get into the bulk of this review, I'll be nitpicky and say that I'm having an internal struggle with typing 'colour' as 'color'. I need that 'u' in the word - yes, I know Alice Walker is American, and Americans spell 'colour' like 'color', but I've… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Color Purple

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The Reviewing Reel: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter June to me seems to be the month of amazing reads. It's just going from strength to strength here. How have I never read Angela Carter before? How? I kept seeing her books everywhere, but I never picked them up or gave them much thought. However...… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories