Six of Crows Review

Did you know Six of Crows is not a story about six crows... crazy stuff! Anyway I'm going to start by saying this was an incredible read and by far the best of what I've read from Leigh Bardugo so far. She's created six incredible characters, told perfectly through the eyes of five of them,... Continue Reading →

Ruin and Rising Book Review

I'll start by saying I thought Bardugo wrapped this trilogy up beautifully. There was a great improvement on pace of the book, coming out of Siege and Storm, which at times I felt to be quite slow. The start may have been slightly slow (and frankly redundant) but once Alina and her nearest and dearest... Continue Reading →

Siege and Storm Review

I'll start by saying the story in itself - across the trilogy - is good, despite my few issues with this book. I feel as though it plays the role as a 'filler' book for the trilogy thus far, which is disappointing given that Bardugo has created such a vast and fascinating world. It was... Continue Reading →

Shadow and Bone Book Review

It disappoints me that it took a Netflix series to draw my attention to this series, but nonetheless I'm so glad it did. This story puts a different spin on the Young Adult, Fantasy genres, combining the setting of Tsarist Russia, Russian folklore, and realism all in one fantastic world. We are introduced to a... Continue Reading →

An Abundance of Katherines Book Review

Despite popular opinion this is definitely one of my favourite young adult coming of age novels and easily in the top two for John Green's books - nothing beats Looking for Alaska. The book is different from your typical high school dramas in that it is set immediately after graduation, yet it still dives into... Continue Reading →

City of Ashes Book Review

Leading into the sequel, City of Bones left us with quite a bit to unpack, namely Jace and Clary's now familial connection, the betrayal of Hodge, the return of Valentine and Simon and Clary's force romance - though in an unpopular opinion I was rooting for this one at this point in the series. In... Continue Reading →

The Last Olympian Book Review

One of the most difficult tasks for any author whose work is based off a continuous series is writing a satisfying end, and it's not as easy as it may seem *cough* Allegiant *cough*. But this book was nothing short of perfection in both a novel on its own and in closing the five part... Continue Reading →

Ender’s Game Book Review

Ender's game is an interesting read given that the overarching theme revolves around the pressure of being 'the chosen one' in a futuristic setting. We are introduced to a world where Earth has previously been invaded by and Alien race known as 'Buggers'. After preventing the invasion the - now united - world council have... Continue Reading →

Chain of Iron Book Review

The ending of Chain of Gold had me pulling my hair out of my head, little did I know that Cassandra Clare would only multiply that exact same emotion at the end of Chain of Iron (COI)... but more on that later. Returning to early 1900's London, the book picks up slightly past where it... Continue Reading →

Battle of the Labyrinth Book Review

The penultimate book in the PJO series set the tone for what would be a brilliant ending to Riordan's debut mythology books. It's in this book our titular character (and friends) start to mature along with the themes of the story. In what was undoubtedly a meticulously thought out plan we see the return of... Continue Reading →

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