• Queens of Geek

    Queens of Geek – Jen Wilde

    Release date: 14 March 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Queens of Geek blurb: Charlie likes to stand out.  She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with costar Reese Ryan.  Then when Internet-famous, cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives, it seems like Charlie’s longtime crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought. Taylor likes to blend in.  Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change.  And there’s one thing…

  • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

    Release date: 7 April 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) blurb: Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is – and what he’s looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal… I cannot believe that I have not read this book before now.  It actually breaks my heart a…

  • The Upside of Unrequited

    The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

    Release date: 11 April 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Upside of Unrequited blurb: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love – she’s lived through it twenty-six times.  She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret.  Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection.  So she’s careful.  Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s…

  • Book review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

    A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas

    Release date: 5 May 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR series #1) blurb: Feyre is a huntress.  She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey.  But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest.  And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price… Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape.  Her captor’s body bears the…

  • Magician

    Magician – Raymond E Feist

    Release date: 1 October 1982 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Magician (The Riftwar Saga #1-2) blurb: The world had changed even before I discovered the foreign ship wrecked on the shore below Crydee Castle, but it was the harbinger of the chaos and death that was coming to our door. War had come to the Kingdom of the Isles, and in the years that followed it would scatter my friends across the world.  I longed to train as a warrior and fight alongside the Duke like my…

  • Enchantment

    Enchantment – Orson Scott Card

    Release date: 1 January 1999 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Enchantment blurb: The moment young Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed.  Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay as still as death – while a malevolent presence stirred in the hidden depths below. Now, years later, Ivan is compelled to return.  He finds the clearing just as he left it.  This time he does not run… Before I get into my review of…

  • Comfort books

    So, when I’m not feeling well I tend to throw out whatever new release ‘to be read’ pile I have accumulated and there is a handful of books that I always fall back on.  They either invoke a feeling of comfort, or they remind me of a good time from my past (which is basically the same thing as invoking comfort…). I wouldn’t call it a long or a short list – kind of medium sized and just right to ensure there is always a book that the mood calls…