This was such a cute little read. It’s a middle grade book, full of magic, a little adventure (or misadventure), a dash of childhood hardships and library love! Our main character, Nine, is difficult to love at times. But she has good reasons, and is thrown into a house full of magical chaos without warning. … Continue reading A little bit magic – The House at the Edge of Magic (review)
Dune: Messiah Book 2 of the original Dune series by Frank Herbert follows on from the series of events set in motion in Dune, still on the planet of Arrakis with our beloved Paul Atreides. I struggled quite a bit with this book. I found I put the book down regularly to take a break, … Continue reading Let’s talk about Dune, baby…double review time!
This was a magical journey of self-discovery, self-determination, curiosity and of course magical worlds, villains and friendships that people of all ages can enjoy. Our main protagonist, Ivy, is such a loveable character. She is gentle, kind, full of wide-eyed wonderment and curiosity. She meets a number of people along the way who are memorable, … Continue reading The Crowns of Croswald
Given I have started 2021 off with an actual review, I thought it would be a good idea to explain how I review the books I read. The biggest change I am making this year is that I am no longer using a rating system. I still use the Goodreads rating system when I am … Continue reading How I review the books I read
Where to start with this one. Firstly - I hated it. I hated it so badly that I skipped half the book just to get to the end. It had me intrigued (synopsis at end of post) - it had Dungeons & Dragons, nerdy stuff, kids getting caught up in dangerous adventures. Apparently. The reality … Continue reading This one was a doozy aka a book I didn’t like
Hey Booknerds! I tend to keep this blog fairly book-review heavy, but I wanted to take the time to write something a little different. Negative reviews. Now this is a touchy subject in the bookstagram community - it is fairly divided as to whether there is a place on bookstagram for negative reviews. It has … Continue reading Let’s talk negative reviews
I'm an 80's baby - as in I was born smack-bang in the middle of the 80's. I grew up watching Round the Twist, Degrassi High, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The X-Files and re-runs of the old Doctor Who and Star Trek. I wasn't much of a gamer, unless you count the Sega Mega … Continue reading Back to the Oasis – Ready Player Two (a review).
Author: Matthew ReillyGenre: Adventure fiction/ suspense/ thrillerPublisher: Pan MacMillan AustraliaRating: 5/5 I’m just going to start by saying fuck you Matthew Reilly. I’ve managed to get through this series without having my emotions completely and totally messed with, until this one. I cried so many times... and I cried hard. And who ends a book like that? That’s just … Continue reading The Three Secret Cities… and secret heartbreak
Author: Matthew ReillyGenre: Adventure fiction/ suspense/ thrillerPublisher: Pan MacMillan AustraliaRating: 5/5 Firstly, a huge, no, an EPIC thank you to the team at Pan Macmillan Australia for gifting this to me in exchange for my review. I cannot think of a word in the English language to convey how excited I was to receive this. Now, the review... firstly, … Continue reading F*ck you Matthew Reilly, AKA The Two Lost Mountains review
Author: Ashley Marie Witter (Adaptor/Illustrator), Anne RiceGenre: Graphic novel/ horror/ paranormalPublisher: Yen PressRating: 5/5 If you haven’t read Interview with The Vampire, I have only 1 question - WTF is wrong with you?!?!? Just kidding, I’m not that bossy. I’ll give you a spoiler - it’s about vampires. This graphic novel is all about little Claudia’s experience (I can’t tell you … Continue reading Claudia’s Story – Interview with the Vampire