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OWLs Wrap up

May 2, 2020
OWLs Wrap Up

When it came to fathoming out how to do the April's books read post I wasn't entirely sure what to do. It turns out I read an awful lot this past month. Possibly has something to do with the fact that we're on lockdown so silver linings and all that I guess. This will feature all the books I read for the OWLs because yes, I did read…

Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

The Rules* by Tracy Darnton

April 27, 2020
The Rules by Tracy Darnton

I have never read a book that explores the idea of 'Preppers' and 'Prepper life' before. The Rules* was a first for me. To preface a 'Prepper' is someone who believes that there is going to be an event that ends civilisation as we know it, anything from an alien invasion or huge volcanic explosion. They plan for this in stockpiling essentials, having a self-sufficient home and quite…

Books Fantasy Reviews

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

April 25, 2020
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

Down Among the Sticks and Bones (review here) was one of my favourites in the Wayward Children's series. I adored Jack and Jill's characters from the first book because they were such difficult characters to like in a way. Jill looks like she got spit out of a cupcake and Jack is very methodical and suave. I love that she always wears gloves, like a science-y Kaz Brekker. …

Adult Fiction Books Reviews

In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami

April 22, 2020
In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami

I'd picked this up on a whim from work after spending so many years, literally years, walking past it picking it up and putting it back on the shelf.  I finally bought it, read it and I'm not entirely sure what I just read.  Hand on heart I enjoyed the book, the writing was very gripping as were the characters but it got very strange. To the point…

Blog Tours Books Fantasy

The Book of Koli* Blog Tour

April 21, 2020
The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey

Firstly, a huge thank you to Orbit and Compulsive Readers for having me on this tour. The Girl with All the Gifts is one of my favourite books and has a fantastic film adaptation so I thought I knew what I was getting into with this book. Some kind of dystopia stemming from nature. I was right....until I really wasn't. This book is unlike anything I've ever read…