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The Guest List by Lucy Foley

November 16, 2020
The Guest List by Lucy Foley

I read Lucy Foley's first novel, The Hunting Party* (review here) roughly around this time last year and loved it. When I heard about The Guest List I was excited but unsure how it could possibly be better than her first. Spoiler, it was. I read most of it in a frenzy over two days desperate not only to find out who had died but also who had…

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Dear Martin by Nic Stone

November 16, 2020
Dear Martin by Nic Stone

There are books that you read, enjoy and forget about after a while. They aren't bad books. You probably loved them whilst you were reading them. Then there are books like Dear Martin. You read you adore and you never forget. It can be months since you read them and suddenly you're thinking about the characters, what they'd be doing now, what happened in the book. Dear Martin…

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Scar Tissue* Blog Tour

November 14, 2020
Scar Tissue* by Ollie Ollerton

Firstly, a huge thank you to Tracy and the Compulsive Readers team for having me on this blog tour. Scar Tissue* sits in a genre firmly out of my comfort zone, it's only recently I've started to dip my toe into the crime/thriller world. Prior to this, I'd been fantasy, sci-fi and literary fiction. I can say I've truly enjoyed my experiences in this new genre so far.…

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Huntress by Malinda Lo

October 29, 2020
Huntress by Malinda Lo

I read Ash a very long time ago and adored it so I expected to love Huntress. I didn't. The characters were very one dimensional, there was no growth and the resolution didn't resolve anything. The quest was finished but then the personal issues that characters had remained. I found both Kaede and Taisin unlikeable and quite honestly forgettable. Similarly the plot was easy to guess, it was…

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The Court of Miracles* by Kester Grant

October 29, 2020
The Court of Miracles* by Kester Grant

I have a new favourite book. I absolutely adored The Court of Miracles*. It's no secret I'm a huge musical fan so upon hearing that this was a retelling of Les Mis I was very excited to read it. Whilst there are clear influences of the musical (and Victor Hugo's book) in the story it definitely took on a life of its own. The characters were recognisable, as…