What I’ve learnt from a year without books

Back in March, when I declared this blog on hiatus, I ended with a quote from the fabulously outrageous, Oscar Wilde, who once said: “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” At the time, I quoted this because somewhere along the […]

Perfect (Flawed #2)

“It can take a lifetime to build up a friendship – it can take a second to make an enemy.” Last year romantic fiction writer, Cecelia Ahern, released her debut YA novel, with the first in a two-part series, Flawed, in which Celestine North, a young woman with a bright future finds herself charged with […]

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 […]

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 […]