Tag: adult

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 […]

Love triangles: the ‘right’ guy vs the ‘wrong’ guy

Posted March 27, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 12 Comments
Love triangles: the ‘right’ guy vs the ‘wrong’ guy

Now I get really annoyed with the predominance of love triangles in books (it is especially prevalent in YA). I find this trope to be one that has too much focus and often overshadows the plot. How many conversations about your favourite books are actually about who prefers which potential love interest? Why this one or that one would be right for the heroine? Which one would you date in […]

Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge 2014

Posted January 27, 2014 by Brin in Challenges / 0 Comments
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge 2014

Hosted by Readers Live A Thousand Lives, Lovin Los Libros, and Corrie The Book Crazed Girl The goal of this challenge is to mix up the genres/categories that we read. Sometimes we get stuck in the genre/category we are reading and read nothing else. This challenge is designed to mix it up  a little. Each month will feature a different genre/category – the goal being to read and review one […]

Update 04/10/13

Posted October 4, 2013 by Brin in Updates / 0 Comments
Update 04/10/13

I have been somewhat MIA the last 2 weeks (had a lot going on in my personal life) plus I have become somewhat addicted to the In the Company of Shadows (ICOS) series. This is a four-part m/m series written by Santino (Sonny) Hassell and Ais Nym. It is currently a free read (details can be found below) and is something of a colossal  undertaking as every entry is absolutely […]

Counterfeit Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Posted September 19, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Counterfeit Magic by Kelley Armstrong

This novella is narrated by Paige, who was the narrator of Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic, books 3 and 4 of the Women of the Otherworld series. Paige doesn’t seem to be the most popular narrator of the series but I have always liked her so it was good to get back inside her head (so to speak). Of course, Lucas, Savannah and Adam also feature prominently in this […]