A Broken Blade ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars In Elverath, all Halflings born of Mortals and Dark Fae are considered the Crown’s property. Enslaved, the females are trained in the Order to become Shades— perfect spies, warriors and assassins. Keera is the king’s Blade— the leader of the Order. Just when her forced serviceContinue reading “A Broken Blade”
Under One Roof ⭐⭐⭐.5 3.5 out of 5 stars When Mara’s dear friend and mentor Helena left her a house in her will, the young environmental engineer decided to use a chance to save some money and moved in. The problem is, she actually inherited half of the house that is already occupied by Liam—Continue reading “Under One Roof”
Conversations with Friends ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4out of 5 stars Frances and Bobbi have known each other for years. Despite their contradictory characters, they forged a strong emotional bond. Former lovers, they now perform spoken-word poetry together at the scenes of Dublin. They catch the attention of Melissa, a famous journalist. Invited for dinner to discuss futureContinue reading “Conversations with friends”
To The Lighthouse ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Mr and Mrs Ramsey spend their summer holidays surrounded by their children and friends. They have walks, talk about philosophy, and indulge in their passions like reading, poetry or painting. The returning topic is a trip to the nearby Lighthouse… This book is difficult to summarise,Continue reading “Reviving the classics: To the Lighthouse”
Dreams of Gods and Monsters ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars The worlds are on the brink of war. The seraphim enter the mortal world in a glorious procession and head for the Vatican. Posing for the messengers of God, they share with humanity the news of a threat of demons and beasts. Meanwhile, AkivaContinue reading “Dreams of Gods and Monsters”
Days of Blood and Starlight ⭐⭐⭐⭐. 5 4.5 out of 5 stars Days of Blood and Starlight Karou’s days as an art student are behind her. With her memory and identity restored, she tries to accept her challenging past. But she has no time to ponder it or grieve her chimaera family. Following scraps ofContinue reading “Days of Blood and Starlight”
My Evil Mother ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars A funny and intelligent short story from Margaret Atwood. The narrator of the story was raised up by her controversial single mother. Abandoned by her husband and scorned by all the neighbours, she led an extraordinary life full of herbs and magic. The narrator described herContinue reading “My Evil Mother”
My Life as a POW of the Japanese 1942-1945 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars My Life as a POW of the Japanese 1942-1945 is a short story, relating the life of Arthur Charles, who has been a Prisoner of War on Java during World War II. The plot describes his life in Japanese prisonContinue reading “Non fiction: My Life as a POW of the Japanese 1942-1945”
An absorbing, dystopian story set in a future that is firmly rooted in the very current events. In the future presented by Bruno Beaches, society is decided. Some years earlier, the deadly virus spread around the world and the majority accepted the new rules that included mandatory vaccination and microchips implanted under the skin. ButContinue reading “2034”
Daughter of Smoke and Bone ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Karou seems to be a regular art. Student. Blue-haired and a bit eccentric. She blends into the student life of Prague. But Karou has her secrets. She often disappears on mysterious errands, she draws wonderful and monstrous creatures in her sketchbook and claims thatContinue reading “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”
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