Category: Reviews

Review: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman

Review: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman

Lady Helen’s adventures have been described by one publicist as “Elizabeth Bennet meets Buffy”, and that pretty much sums this book up in a few words. By turns witty, delicious Regency society drama and dark, action-packed adventure, I could not put it down. Lady Helen Wrexhall is about to step… Read more »

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Review: Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell

Review: Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell

Have you ever been part of a fandom? Thought about what might happen next in the story? Collected random snippets compulsively on Pinterest? (Okay maybe that’s just me.) This book is for you. Cath’s twin sister Wren is embracing college life, going to parties and making new friends. Quiet, socially anxious… Read more »

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Review: Soundless, Richelle Mead

Review: Soundless, Richelle Mead

A stand-alone story involving an isolated Chinese village, written by a well-established YA author: Sounds amazing, right? Well, in a lot of ways, it was. The book is only short and the pace is relentless, at least once Fei leaves the village. I loved the idea of a village perched… Read more »

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Series Spotlight: The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer

Series Spotlight: The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer

This Series Spotlight features one of our favourite series from the last few years, The Lunar Chronicles.  1. Cinder – Jan 2012  2. Scarlet – Jan 2013  3. Cress – Jan 2014  4. Winter – Nov 2015  3.5. Fairest – Jan 2015  Collected short stories – Feb 2016 Cinder was… Read more »

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Kids Corner: A Chapter or Two

Kids Corner: A Chapter or Two

It’s getting towards that time of year when we have to start thinking about gifts for all the little people in our lives, and what better thing to find under the tree than… a book! We’ve been reading early chapter books to my bigger little scallywag at bedtime for a… Read more »

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Review: A Vanishing Glow, Alexis Radcliff

Review: A Vanishing Glow, Alexis Radcliff

The people of the federated countries are not happy with the burgeoning industrialisation and their replacement with machines or with “constructs” (people with mechanical limbs) creates a simmering tension. The leading council of the realm is barely holding on to power, while fighting amongst themselves. A Vanishing Glow is a combination… Read more »

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Review: Ice Like Fire, Sara Raasch

Review: Ice Like Fire, Sara Raasch

This review is for the second book in this series, and so contains spoilers for the first. You may wish to go and listen to Philippa and I chat (in a non-spoilery way) about Snow Like Ashes instead!

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