GIVEAWAY: The Bone Season

Next month sees the release of The Song Rising, the third book in The Bone Season saga, from Samantha Shannon. This gloriously-written dystopia, set in the year 2059, follows Paige Mahoney, a young clairvoyant living in Scion London, a city where clairvoyance is illegal on pain of death. Paige spends her days working for the […]

Being Critical of The Things We Love

There’s been a lot of discussion within the book blogging community lately about judging and pre-judging problematic books. I’m not going to go specifically into that today, (you should read this, though), largely because I don’t think my voice is relevant in that conversation, but I do want to talk about a trend that I […]

5 books I really, really NEED to read!

My TBR* is currently over 400 books long, and one day I will get around to reading every single one of them, but until that day, there will always be some of them that manage to creep their way up the list, on the basis of being made of awesome. These are five books that […]

Literary Disappointments

Is there anything worse for a bookworm than a disappointing book? Whether it’s a book that doesn’t go anywhere; a book that starts off well only to fall apart later; or a book that was simply over-hyped, however they disappoint, it can be really frustrating realising you’ve wasted precious hours of your life on a […]

The Pale Dreamer

You may or may not have realised by now but I’m a teensy bit obsessed with Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season. Everything about it gives me all the feels! I could sit here and list many many reasons why, the world-building, the unpredictability, the sudden “Janice-from-Friends-OH MY GAWD” moments (hello, end of The Mime order, […]

Love in Wonderland

“It is a dangerous thing to unbelieve something only because it frightens you.” I must admit, I’m not a big fan of retellings and origin stories, especially when the author differs from the original storyteller. So when I heard that Marissa Meyer was taking on Wonderland, one of the most beautifully crafted fantasy worlds ever […]

Halloween Reads

I don’t know about you, but I love a good creepy read. There’s nothing better than a book that grips me so much I’m willing to scare myself silly right before bed! So with Halloween right around the corner, I thought I’d highlight some of the reads I’m going to be picking up at this […]