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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…

Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

April 19, 2020
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

I remember wholeheartedly loving the Seraphina books when I read them around seven-ish and five-ish years ago. I'm pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to slip back into this world without any real confusion, a testament to Rachel Hartman's worldbuilding skills. Tess of the Road, whilst it's a companion series will greatly benefit from having been read after the Seraphina books. A lot of characters reappear within…

Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

The Near Witch by V.E Schwab

April 15, 2020
The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

I loved reading one of V.E. Schwab's first books. It was so lovely to see where her writing developed from. The Near Witch reminds me very much of Joseph Delaney's Wardstone Chronicles series which was one of my favourites growing up and remains so today. There's a quaintness to the story as though it's one that could've been told to naughty children in the area. Which is exactly…

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Maid-sama! Volume One & Two

April 10, 2020
Maid-Sama! Volume One & Two

I'm obsessed. Maid-sama! is one of the most fun series I've read in a long time. It perfectly walks the line between silly and serious with an awful lot of cheekiness. It follows Misaki Ayuzawa, the first female class president of her school, that up until recently was an all-male school. She's determined to improve the school's reputation but she has a secret. To help out with bills…