Category: Reviews

The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

Posted May 11, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

I had to read this book – even if just for the sole reason that the main character shares my first name! On a more serious note, this book really was a fantastic read. This was a wonderful story about a young girl called Ruth (great name btw!) who flees Nazi-occupied Austria when her Jewish heritage puts her in danger. Her family have already traveled to London but Ruth comes across […]

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Posted April 30, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 4 Comments
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

I love fairy tale retellings and I can clearly recall picking up Princess of the Midnight Ball a few years ago specifically because I saw it was a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. The only other interpretation of this story that I have read was Juliet Marillier’s excellent Wildwood Dancing, which is a personal favourite. That may be the reason I put off reading this one for so long, fearing […]

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Posted April 6, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 5 Comments
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I have to admit, I jumped about like an over-excited puppy when I got approved for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I had been wanting to read it since it was first announced and had been keeping an eye on Netgalley for it coming up for review. Was it worth the wait? Definitely. In fact, I would say it is the best book I have read […]

Review: Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Posted March 29, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

I absolutely adored Storm. I had seen many glowing, overwhelmingly positive reviews for this series but for some reason had never gotten around to reading it even though it looked like something I would really enjoy (I am a sucker for a good paranormal tale with well-drawn, intriguing characters). I stumbled across the first book and on a whim decided to purchase and read it. I wondered if it would live […]

Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Posted February 1, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

I honestly cannot believe it has taken me so long to read The Winner’s Curse. It has been sitting on my Kindle since April last year and, to be completely honest, I am kicking myself for not having read it sooner. I have seen many favourable reviews and I had an inkling I would enjoy it, but for some reason I kept putting off reading it. The Winner’s Curse is […]