Reading and writing are two of my favourite things so book reviews tick all the boxes.

I get to read the book and then harp on about it.

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Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman GENRE: Fantasy | PAGES: 246 My rating: ★★★★ The Ocean at the End of the Lane is intensely captivating. It reads like a dark fairy tale of sorts, packed with heavy themes such as truth and death and sacrifice. The narrator is a nameless boy. We meet him first ... SEE REVIEW
Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab GENRE: Fantasy | PAGES: 400 My rating: ★★★ A Darker Shade of Magic has such a promising and intriguing premise. Parallel magical versions of the city of London? A mysterious magician of sorts who can walk between these worlds? Sign me up! I went into this book expecting nothing but the ... SEE REVIEW
Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas GENRE: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance | PAGES: 421 My rating: ★★★ I desperately wanted to love A Court of Thorns and Roses. It's a fantasy romance and a Beauty and the Beast retelling of sorts. There is such hype for the entire series to the point where I convinced myself it ... SEE REVIEW
Book Review: Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3) by Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo GENRE: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, YA | PAGES: 432 My rating: ★★★★ Ruin and Rising, the final book in The Grisha Trilogy, wraps up the series in a neat little bow. The story picks up right where we left off in book two and Alina, Mal, and their band of misfits have yet another dilemma ... SEE REVIEW
Book Review: Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo GENRE: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, YA | PAGES: 401 My rating: ★★★★★ Siege and Storm is five-star worthy storytelling. Book two trumps book one. The pacing is faster, more thrilling and intense; the world-building is still luxuriously detailed but more subtle and controlled, and the characters breathe with life. Alina steps up in this book ... SEE REVIEW
Book Review: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo GENRE: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, YA | PAGES: 369 My rating: ★★★★ The World of the Grisha is rich with culture and magic. From page one, Shadow and Bone is enchanting—full of wonder and originality in the midst of a new, exciting setting rife with intrigue and danger. I couldn't get enough at first. Then, ... SEE REVIEW

Review List*

Sorted A-Z by Author 

*This list includes text reviews only. For star ratings of ALL books I’ve read, check out my shelves on Goodreads.


Megan Abbot ― The End of Everything

R. J. Anderson ― Ultraviolet

Amber Argyle ― Witch Song

Jane Austen ― Pride and Prejudice

Kate Avelynn ― Flawed


Leigh Bardugo ― Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

Leigh Bardugo ― Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

Leigh Bardugo ― Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)

Emily Barr ― The One Memory of Flora Banks

Tracy Bloom ― No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday

Nathan Bransford ― How to Write a Novel

Anne Brashares ― My Name is Memory

Alafair Burke ― Never Tell


Tim Cantopher ― Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong

M. R. Carey ― The Girls with All the Gifts

Stephen Chbosky ― The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Lucy Christopher ― Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Cat Clarke ― Entangled

Chris Cleave ― The Other Hand

Kerry Cohen ― Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity


Sara Danvers ― The Seven Devils

Eric Jerome Dickey ― Chasing Destiny

Emma Donoghue ― Room


David Eagleman ― Sum: Tales from the Afterlives

Jeffrey Eugenides ― The Virgin Suicides

Janet Evanovich ― One for the Money


Janeal Falor ― You Are Mine

Emma Forrest ― Your Voice In My Head

Dawn French ― A Tiny Bit Marvellous

Jeaniene Frost ― Halfway to the Grave

Jeaniene Frost ― Destined for an Early Grave

Jeaniene Frost ― This Side of the Grave

Jeaniene Frost ― One Grave at a Time

Jeaniene Frost ― Up From the Grave

Jeaniene Frost ― Once Burned

Jeaniene Frost ― Twice Tempted

Jeaniene Frost ― Bound by Flames

Jeaniene Frost ― Into the Fire

Mrs Stephen Fry ― Mrs Fry’s Diary


Neil Gaiman ― The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Stephen Gaines ― One of These Things First

Deborah Geary ― A Reckless Witch

Deborah Geary ― A Nomadic Witch

Nikki Gemmell ― The Bride Stripped Bare

Celina Grace ― Lost Girls

Matt Groening ― Bart Simpson’s Guide to Life


Deborah Harkness ― A Discovery of Witches

Mary Higgins Clark ― Where Are You Now


Alyssa Rose Ivy ― The Hazards of Skinny Dipping


E L James ― Fifty Shades of Grey

E L James ― Fifty Shades Darker

E L James ― Fifty Shades Freed

Paul Jaskunas ― Hidden


Susanna Kaysen ― Girl, Interrupted

Stephen King ― On Writing


Katia Lief ― Here She Lies

James Long ― The Lives She Left Behind


Sarah J. Maas ― A Court of Thorns and Roses

Emily Maguire ―Smoke in the Room

Emily Maguire ―Taming the Beast

Tabitha McGowan ― The Tied Man

Jamie McGuire ― Beautiful Disaster

Margaret McHeyzer ― A Life Less Broken

Stephenie Meyer ― The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

Stephenie Meyer ― Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2

Susan Meyers ― The Murderer’s Daughters

Caitlin Moran ― How to Be a Woman

Caitlin Moran ― How to Build a Girl

Jenna Moreci ― Eve: The Awakening

Liane Moriarty ― What Alice Forgot

D S Murphy ― The Scarlet Thread


Pablo Neruda ― Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

David Nicholls ― One Day

Naomi Novik ― Uprooted



Jessica Park ― Flat-Out Love

Francine Pascal ― Sweet Valley Confidential

Cat Patrick ― Forgotten

Joanna Penn ― The Successful Author Mindset

Sylvia Plath ― Ariel

Sylvia Plath ― The Colossus and Other Poems

Sylvia Plath ― The Bell Jar


S. K. Quinn ― I Take This Woman


K. J.  Rabane ― Who is Sarah Lawson

Rebecca Ray ― A Certain Age

Celia Rees ― Witch Child

Anne Rice ― Interview with the Vampire


Sharon Sant ― Sky Song

Charles M. Schulz ― The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 8: 1965-1966

V. E. Schwab ― A Darker Shade of Magic

Elizabeth Scott ― Living Dead Girl

Amber Stephens ― The Secret Diary of a Sex Addict

Tabitha Suzuma ― Forbidden


Kitty Thomas ― Comfort Food

Sue Townsend ― True Confessions of Margaret Hilda Roberts Aged 14 ¼


Donna Joy Usher ― The Seven Steps to Closure


Paul Vlitos ― Welcome to the Working Week


A. J. Waines ― Girl on a Train

Vanessa Waltz ― His Witness

S J Watson ― Before I Go To Sleep

Laura Wiess ― Such a Pretty Girl

Jeanette Winterson ― Written on the Body



Samantha Young ― Drip Drop Teardrop


Kat Zhang ― What’s Left of Me


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