Review: ‘Nick and Charlie’ (‘Solitaire’, #1.5) by Alice Oseman

I wish I could turn back time. I wish I could keep turning back time to Thursday, and every time I got to the end of Thursday, I'd rewind time to the beginning of Thursday again, and I'd just be with Nick every day for the rest of my life. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: … Continue reading Review: ‘Nick and Charlie’ (‘Solitaire’, #1.5) by Alice Oseman

Review: ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ (‘Chaos Walking’, #1) by Patrick Ness

Early one morning just as the sun was rising,I heard a maiden call from the valley below.“Oh don’t deceive me, oh never leave me."I open my eyes.Don’t deceive me.Never leave me.I have to find her. Rating: 5/5 glowing paper planes Genre: YA dystopian sci-fi Synopsis: Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of … Continue reading Review: ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ (‘Chaos Walking’, #1) by Patrick Ness

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ (‘Harry Potter’, #2) by J.K. Rowling (illust. Jim Kay)

"...even underage wizards are allowed to use magic if it's a real emergency, section nineteen or something of the Restriction of Thingy..." Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: Contemporary fantasy (children/YA) Synopsis: All Harry Potter wanted that dreadful summer was to get back to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Despite being warned against it by … Continue reading Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ (‘Harry Potter’, #2) by J.K. Rowling (illust. Jim Kay)

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (‘Harry Potter’, #1) by J.K. Rowling (illust. Jim Kay)

Harry then did something that was both very brave and very stupid... Rating: 4.98/5 paper planes Genre: Contemporary fantasy (children/YA) Synopsis: When a letter arrives for the unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is finally revealed to him. Harry’s parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord’s curse when Harry was just a … Continue reading Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (‘Harry Potter’, #1) by J.K. Rowling (illust. Jim Kay)

Review: The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, #4) by Rick Riordan

How do you tell a dream from a nightmare?If it involves a book burning, it's probably a nightmare. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 💫 (3.5/5 stars) Genre: MG/YA fantasy (mythology) Synopsis: In his penultimate adventure, a devastated but determined Apollo travels to Camp Jupiter, where he must learn what it is to be a hero, or … Continue reading Review: The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, #4) by Rick Riordan

Review: Pax by Sara Pennypacker

"I have peace here.""Because it's so quiet?""No. Because I am exactly where I should be, doing exactly what I should be doing. That is peace." Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4/5) Genre: Children's adventure/contemporary fiction (animals) Synopsis: Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the … Continue reading Review: Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Review: Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff

Hear me, Niah. Hear me, Mother. This flesh your feast. This blood your wine. This gift, this life, this end, our offering to you. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4/5) Genre: Fantasy Synopsis: Destined to destroy empires, Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Six years … Continue reading Review: Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff

Joining #StartOnYourShelfathon!

Banner designed by The Quiet Pond I saw this over at Destiny's page (@ Howling Libraries) and this adorable 2020 readathon is hosted by The Quiet Pond - the aim is to read all the unread books on your shelves! The readathon is tied to a really cute story about Castor the sloth (see his … Continue reading Joining #StartOnYourShelfathon!