Category: Reviews

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Posted May 12, 2018 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

To state I was excited to read ‘The Cruel Prince’ by Holly Black would be a gross understatement to say the least. I had previously read ‘The Darkest Part of the Forest’ and had completely and utterly fallen in love with the world and its characters. ‘The Cruel Prince’ is set in the same world. I did a happy dance round my living room when I found out (it wasn’t […]

The Traitor’s Crux by Jessica Prather

Posted January 1, 2018 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
The Traitor’s Crux by Jessica Prather

The Traitor’s Crux by Jessica Prather is a rare beast indeed. A book that weaves themes of magic and dystopia – two of my favourite genres so rarely mixed together. A young girl called Kenadee experiences a trauma as a child. Her elder brother Eli was discovered to have magic. He is taken away (possibly killed) by the evil President (think President Snow from the Hunger Games but even more diabolical). […]

Coral and Bone by Tiffany Daune

Posted December 31, 2017 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Coral and Bone by Tiffany Daune

Coral and Bone by Tiffany Daune is a book about mermaids and sirens that manages to have a very different take on their mythology (another personal favourite of mine is Teeth). The main character Halen discovers that she has a secret destiny and powers she had only ever dreamed of possessing. There is also a boy that keeps sneaking his way into her thoughts. She draws him over and over […]

The Late Great Me by Sandra Scoppettone

Posted April 17, 2016 by Brin in 80s & 90s Young Adult Rewind, Reviews / 4 Comments
The Late Great Me by Sandra Scoppettone

A book about alcoholism is a definitely an odd choice for me – but I have wanted to read this book for a long time and I am really glad that I finally managed to get my hands on a copy. This was not an easy book by any stretch of the imagination (it was downright difficult to get through at times actually) but it was definitely a worthwhile, thought-provoking read. […]

Edge by M.E. Kerr

Posted October 30, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
Edge by M.E. Kerr

I often have difficulty with reading short stories, especially when they are gathered together in an anthology. I like my fiction meaty; massive tomes are my bread and butter. Taking this into account, I may not be the best fit for this particular book. I was approached by the publisher to read and review this collection of stories by M.E. Kerr, an author whose early works were considered ground-breaking for […]