Heathen Vol.1 by Natasha Alterici {ARC Review}

Heathen is a Viking/Norse mythology crossover graphic novel about a lesbian warrior who is out to rescue a Valkyrie who has a problem with the God-king Odin after he punished her for defying his law. Sounds quite impressive, right? Sounds a bit different and quite inviting, right? Well…it wasn’t awful but it seriously lacked any ‘oomph’ or staying power. Continue reading

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S.T.A.G.S by M.A.Bennett {ARC Review}

S.T.A.G.S. is one of those novels that drew me in based on its brief cover synopsis: “Nine students. Three blood sports. One deadly weekend.” – I didn’t even need to read the back cover! I was already hooked! Unfortunately, I don’t think this book lived up to its hype and whilst I liked it and really did enjoy it, it had some serious flaws that stopped this from being all it easily could have been. Continue reading

Manga Classics: Les Misérables {Review}

I feel as though I should start this off by saying that I haven’t read Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables but it’s not for lack of wanting! It’s just not happened yet! But I’m aware of the storyline as I saw the 2012 film adaptation when I was a student and spent the following 6 months singing the songs in my student flat with my flatmates. So the story has stuck with me after 6 months of repetition, which is why I was curious about this manga adaptation, especially after I enjoyed the Pride and Prejudice one! Continue reading

Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice {Review}

Pride and Prejudice is a novel that’s very close to my heart, as I’m sure it is with a lot of other readers. It was one of my earliest introductions to sharp wit (alongside Oscar Wilde’s work) and also one of the first drama stories I ever read. It was one of my first classic reads and it gave me my first crush on a fictional character – Mr Collins was everything a girl could ever hope for! JUST KIDDING! How could it possibly be anyone other than Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy?

So when I found out that Udon Entertainment had released an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice in manga form I knew I had to read it! A beautiful story accompanied by beautiful pictures should be a treat for the senses! Continue reading

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus {Review}

One of Us is Lying is one of those books that I had seen all over Instagram and the cover design was enough to pull me in to read its synopsis, and the second I did I was absolutely hooked. It was self-described as “The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars”. I’ve not seen ether of those, so I went in totally blind to any potential references or parallels and still had an amazing experience. Continue reading

The Harry Potter Fan’s Guide To Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a lot to show off when it comes to Harry Potter as J.K Rowling moved there in the late 90’s and still lives there today. She wrote a lot of the Harry Potter books there and it seems that she was heavily influenced by this historic city.

If you are planning on going to Edinburgh and you’re a Potterhead, here’s a list of things to do and see to make the most out of your trip! Continue reading

Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan {Review}

Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is a book that is not easily reviewed whilst staying away from spoilers – but I will do my best and promise to keep this spoiler free for you all! I’m also going to refer to the book as simply Penumbra’s for the rest of this review.

Penumbra’s is a good story, but, unfortunately, it’s flawed – I also believe that it’s marketed to the wrong audience. I think it would have had more success as a young adult novel, rather than an adult one. Continue reading