Book reviews

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  • Book review: The Switch by Beth O'Leary

    The Switch – Beth O’Leary

    Release date: 28 April 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Switch blurb: On a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, Leena escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty.  She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many eligible gentlemen… A life swap seems the perfect solution. But with a rabble of unruly OAPs to contend with, as well as the annoyingly perfect – and distractingly handsome –…

  • Book review: The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord

    The Map From Here to There – Emery Lord

    Release date: 5 March 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Map From Here to There (The Start of Me and You, #2) blurb: Paige Hancock is finally living her best life. She has everything she needs: 💖 Great friends (core four forever) 💖 A boyfriend who totally gets her (even if Max is in Italy all summer long) 💖 A fun cinema job (spilled nacho cheese and weird tuxedo aside) But her last year in high school is approaching fast, and with it, come Big Decisions. Weighing up…

  • Havenfall by Sara Holland

    Havenfall – Sara Holland

    Release date: 3 March 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Havenfall (Havenfall, #1) blurb: Maddie Morrow knows that Havenfall is more than it seems. Beneath the beautiful sprawling Inn lie the hidden gateways to three ancient realms: Byrn, Fiordenkill and Solaria. Maddie’s destiny is here, rooted in her family’s promise to protect the fragile alliance between the worlds. But when a brutal murder shatters the peace and someone she loves stands accused, Maddie must step forward to protect the place – and the people – she cares for most.…

  • Book review: Only Mostly Devastated

    Only Mostly Devastated – Sophie Gonzales

    Release date: 3 March 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Only Mostly Devastated blurb: When Ollie meets Will over the summer break, he thinks he’s found his Happily Ever After. But once summer’s ended, Will stops texting him back, and Ollie finds himself short of his fairytale ending. A family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school across the country – Will’s school – and Ollie finds that the sweet, affectionate and comfortably queer guy he knew from summer isn’t the same one attending Collinswood High.…

  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

    An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir

    Release date: 28 April 2015 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) blurb: An orphan fighting for her family. A soldier searching for his freedom. A story burning to be told. Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested in the dead of night for treason and her loved ones slain, Laia must go undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from those…

  • Book review: A Darker Shade of Magic

    A Darker Shade of Magic – V. E. Schwab

    Release date: 27 February 2015 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) blurb: Kell is one of the last travellers – magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city. There’s Grey London, without magic and ruled by the mad King George III. Red London – where magic is revered, and where Kell was raised alongside the heir to the empire. White London – where people fight to control the remaining magic and magic fights back.…

  • Book Review: A Heart So Fierce and Broken

    A Heart So Fierce and Broken – Brigid Kemmerer

    Release date: 7 January 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Bloomsbury link for Aussie’s Rating A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2) blurb: HARPER has freed Prince Rhen from the curse that almost destroyed his kingdom. But all is not well in Emberfall: rumours are rife that there is a rival heir with a stronger claim to the throne and that ‘Princess’ Harper of Disi is nothing but a fraud. GREY has fled the castle carrying a terrible secret. When he is discovered by soldiers and returned to Ironrose…

  • Mini Review Banner: Mrs Claus' Readathon

    Mini reviews: Mrs Claus’ Read-a-thon edition

    Good morning bookworms! This post is kind of a double up in terms of me reading SIX BOOKS for Sam @ Fictionally Sam’s Mrs Claus’ Readathon, AND also ticking off some mini reviews for books that I probably won’t write full reviews on. Looking for romance recommendations? Look no further!! As per every readathon I have ever done, I had a plan of what I was going to read for prompts. I think I did two of those… so, to begin with, here’s what I actually read! Challenge Prompt Book…

  • Book Review Banner: Against the Rules & Make Your Move

    Against the Rules / Make Your Move – Laura Heffernan

    Against the Rules Release date: 15 October 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Against the Rules (Gamer Girls, #2) blurb: Holly has taken herself out of the dating game since breaking up with her cheating, thieving ex. She barely notices Marc, who comes into the game store every week, hoping to get her attention. Her friends insist it’s time to take on a new role, to leave Quiet Holly behind and embrace her inner flirt. And on paper, Marc’s great: cute, funny, and a hardcore gamer just like Holly…

  • Book review: The Sky Weaver

    The Sky Weaver – Kristen Ciccarelli

    Release date: 12 November 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Sky Weaver (Iskari, #3) blurb: At the end of one world, there always lies another. Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard—helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation. Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as the Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman power to move between worlds. When one can roam from dimension…

  • Book Review: The Queen of Nothing

    The Queen of Nothing – Holly Black

    Release date: 19 November 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) blurb: His voice is soft, and I make the mistake of looking into his black eyes, at his wicked, curving mouth. ‘But your beauty will fade,’ he continues, just as softly, speaking like a lover. ‘And all you have and all you are will rot away to nothing. You are nothing.’ As the exiled Queen of Faerie, Jude is reeling from Cardan’s betrayal and is determined to reclaim everything…

  • Book review: Serpent and Dove

    Serpent and Dove – Shelby Mahurin

    Release date: 3 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Serpent and Dove (Serpent and Dove #1) blurb: Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s,…