Do I still like YA?

Maybe it's because I'll soon be turning twenty eight (yes, twenty eight!) or because I read too much, but lately I've been having an issue with YA books. Looking back over the books I've read this year I realised how few of them are Young Adult, especially compared to previous years. So, is it age? … Continue reading Do I still like YA?

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Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

I picked this novel up countless times in the past year, but finally I decided to read it recently. The idea of the novel is, 'what would you do if you could relive your last day?' The concept is intriguing, if a little too Groundhog Day without the brilliance of Bill Murray. Man, it could … Continue reading Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I bought this book without knowing a thing about it. I saw it on Instagram and was so intrigued by its title that I bought it without even reading the blurb. So, when I found myself in the closing years of WW2, I was more than a little surprised. The story revolves around a young … Continue reading Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

This book had my attention right from the start because it was set up so well at the end of its predecessor A Court of Mist and Fury, I devoured it quickly. I wasn't going to originally write this review because I try to avoid spoilers and so it was likely that this would be a … Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Hmm...where to start? After reading A Court of Thorns and Roses I was looking forward to reading its sequel, however in the intervening time I had pondered all the faults with the first book which changed my initial reaction to it. So, ten months ago (Yes, ten months!) I finally picked up A Court of Mist … Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Poetry – Desperation

Can you hear me? If I scream, will you help me? I am breaking, in shadows, blood cascading. Disintegrate. In silence, lungs suffocate. Everything at stake, in darkness. My life is fake. Not listening, it’s too late. Reach out your hand I’m drowning, too broke to stand. Beneath my skin I’m singing, A final hymn. … Continue reading Poetry – Desperation

5 Book series’ I still haven’t finished

I'm quite ashamed of this list, mostly because I'm a big advocate for seeing something through to the end, even if its quality declines. There has been many a TV series that I have stuck with, feeling some obligation to stay on the train once I have boarded. As you can imagine though, this can … Continue reading 5 Book series’ I still haven’t finished

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

I finally did it! After spending the past two weeks shutting my eyes and jamming my fingers in my ears every time the Strike advert came on, I thought it was about time I just read the novel. I haven't been reading a great deal in the past couple of months, little has captured my … Continue reading Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith