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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 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. …

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…

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…