Life update + Mini Review: ‘The Tea Dragon Society’, #1 by Kay O’Neill

What's going on in my life - reading and otherwise! Hi, hello, how are you? It's been a while... I know I've been really quiet on here recently with posting and blog-hopping - I've been working all January (and most of Dec) on my PhD applications so I've just been too exhausted to do much … Continue reading Life update + Mini Review: ‘The Tea Dragon Society’, #1 by Kay O’Neill

Review: ‘Godsgrave’ (‘The Nevernight Chronicle’, #2) by Jay Kristoff

“Sanguii e Gloria.”
Mia shook her head. “You can keep the glory, Furian.”She turned her eyes to the consul’s chair.
“I’m just here for the blood.” Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Adult/New adult fantasyPublication: 5 Sep 2017Pages: 448 (ebook) Synopsis: Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many … Continue reading Review: ‘Godsgrave’ (‘The Nevernight Chronicle’, #2) by Jay Kristoff

Review: ‘Paris By Starlight’ by Robert Dinsdale

"The world is full of impossible questions, Isabelle. You can't hope to get it right. You just have to get it least wrong." Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Adult magical realismPublication: 5 Nov 2020 (Del Rey)Pages: 480 (hardcover) Synopsis: Every city has its own magic... Every night on their long journey to Paris from their … Continue reading Review: ‘Paris By Starlight’ by Robert Dinsdale

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Never Reviewed (aka most of my childhood faves)

Today I'm sharing some great books that somehow slipped through the reviewing cracks! I started 'reviewing' books (sort of) on Shelfari - does anyone else remember this? - when I was about 12. My Year 8 English teacher introduced us to it and I was obsessed. I loved that we could choose the type of … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Never Reviewed (aka most of my childhood faves)

#5OnMyTBR: Long reads (400+ pages)

Today I'm sharing five on my TBR that I class as 'particularly long but hopefully won't drag' books... ...otherwise known as books above 400 pages, the max for which I count as 'standard' especially for sci-fi-fantasy novels. (I am now very thankful for Goodreads shelf sorting functions!) 'Kingdom of Ash' ('Throne of Glass', #7) by … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Long reads (400+ pages)

#FanartFriday: Favourites so far (May 2020)

Feels like forever since I've done a #FanartFriday shoutout (26th July 2019, in fact!), so here are some of the fanart pieces I've been loving recently! Simon Snow: Constellation of Freckles By Candyce (@bazzledazzledrawings on Instagram!) The School for Good and Evil: Moors Scene https://www.instagram.com/p/B_pyC3uJopn/ Go to @cactusprincess_sge's profile to see the full comic adaptation! … Continue reading #FanartFriday: Favourites so far (May 2020)

Mini-Review: ‘Nimona’ by Noelle Stevenson

"You're not the first one who thought you could HELP me... or FIX me... or SAVE me... You're not the first one who thought you could CARE about me until you found out how bad it really was." Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: Science-Fiction-Fantasy (graphic novel) Synopsis: Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a … Continue reading Mini-Review: ‘Nimona’ by Noelle Stevenson

Thursday Tunes 🎶: The Last Ever After

Woah... TWO SGE related posts in a row?? Madness. This week's playlist: 'The Last Ever After' ('The School for Good and Evil', #3) This is one of my more detailed SGE playlists (see embedded at bottom) - probably because I started making these playlists while reading TLEA back in 2017. (You can read my review … Continue reading Thursday Tunes 🎶: The Last Ever After

Review: ‘The Graveyard Book’, Volume Two by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell

Sleep, my little babby-ohSleep until you waken -When you wake you'll see the worldIf I'm not mistaken... Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: Paranormal fantasy (graphic novel) Synopsis: Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place - he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the cemetery denizens, Bod has … Continue reading Review: ‘The Graveyard Book’, Volume Two by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell

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)