My TBR list is huge and the books I see on bookstagram are a large part of the reason why. Caraval by Stephanie Garber was a book I kept seeing over and over again – but with various covers – all over my feed and there was a lot of hype around it. So naturally I went out and bought it.
We are told time and time again in the book that at Caraval nothing is what it seems – and unfortunately this is a reality for us in the real world too, as Caraval is definitely not what it seems. Continue reading
To celebrate the release of Digging in the Stars, the latest book from Blaze Publishing, I decided to have a chat with author Katherine Blakeney to find out how Digging in the Stars came to be and the inspiration behind it! Continue reading
A lost civilization, the tomb of a legendary king, missing teenagers, aliens and planetary exploration all combine to make Digging in the Stars a unique and welcome additional to YA science fiction.
Digging in the Stars is the debut novel from author Katherine Blakeney and whilst it’s not my typical read I thoroughly enjoyed it! It’s a fast read and a very creative fusion of science fiction and archaeology that gives younger readers a great introduction to the sci-fi genre! Continue reading
I’m not a fan of Alice in Wonderland at all. I’ve only seen the animated Disney movie once as a child and the first live-action movie once when it came out and I’ve never read the original books (or any other prequels, sequels, re-imaginings or anything else Alice related). It’s just not my thing – I guess it’s too surreal for me. But I absolutely loved the Lunar Chronicles so I decided to give this a go – and I’m glad I did! Continue reading
So Red Queen was pretty OK – there were a few flaws and the writing needed a bit of work, but overall it seemed like a pretty good concept that would, with any luck, get better with its inevitable sequels. Then Glass Sword came out and shattered that hope. It absolutely decimated the expectations and optimism readers had for the series. Continue reading
Usually when I read a book blurb containing hints of things like ‘galactic senators’ or ‘imperial courts’, or pretty much any setting in space, I tend to switch off. It’s just not really my genre (although there are always some exceptions to rules). But my amazing friend (check her out on Instagram here) sent me The Diabolic and she knows me pretty well, so I gave it a read. Continue reading
I first saw Three Dark Crowns on the shelf at my local bookshop. And then I saw the same book either side of it, only these two editions had yellowy-orange spines, not green like the one in the middle. So, my curiosity piqued, I read the back cover blurb (on both coloured spine books to make sure they were the same) and I was hooked by the premise straight away! I wanted to buy it immediately, but there was one problem. Continue reading
By happy accident I managed to get my hands on an advanced readers copy for Carve The Mark – the long awaited new offering from Divergent author Veronica Roth. Naturally, I devoured it over the Christmas and New Year period and though it would be an excellent way to start off my blog – so here’s my [spoiler free] review of Carve The Mark. Continue reading