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Star Mother

Star Mother ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars An exciting fantasy novel by Charlie N. Holmberg, who deserves more recognition. Ceris Wenden is a young woman with simple desires— marry the man she loves and start a loving family. She lives in the village of Endwever, where nothing happens until one of the stars diesContinue reading “Star Mother”

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Reviving the classics: Dracula

Dracula ⭐⭐⭐.5 stars out of 5 I always wonder how many young people do not realise that one of the most recognisable Gothic figures, Count Dracula, originated not in old movies but a novel by Bran Stocker. In Dracula, a young lawyer, Jonathan Harper, was sent to visit a castle in Transylvania to finalise the purchaseContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Dracula”

The Magic Fix

The Magic Fix ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars ‘The Known World needs a fix or things could get very ugly (even uglier than an Ogre!)’ The Magic Fix is a light fantasy novel you can read in one sitting. The Magic Fix tells a story of Known World- a continent where Humans, Elves, Pixies, Ogres, GoblinsContinue reading “The Magic Fix”

Fated Blades

Fated Blades ⭐⭐⭐ 3 out of 5 stars And… ACTION!!! I believe that’s the best way to start this review. Simply because this novel is full of action, to the point that it seemed more like a type of narration I would expect from a movie than a book. Two conflicted families, both genetically enhanced,Continue reading “Fated Blades”

They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End ⭐⭐⭐.5 3.5 out of 5 stars They Both Die at the End is an interesting novel about love, family and friendship. It is a call to live your life to the fullest as it might be terminated before you manage to fulfil your dreams. Mateo Torrez is an anxious teenager,Continue reading “They Both Die at the End”

The Love Hypothesis

The Love Hypothesis ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood is a contemporary romance set in a Stanford University environment. It is warm, intelligent and funny and I truly enjoyed it. Olive Smith is a Ph. D. biology student who puts friendship over fleeting romantic relationships. When her best friend AnhContinue reading “The Love Hypothesis”

Ark

Ark by Veronica Roth ⭐⭐ 2 out of 5 stars Ark by Veronica Roth is a short piece of science-fiction, written as part of Amazon’s ‘Forward’ series. It tells a tale of dying Earth and a group of scientists who attempt to save and catalogue as many plants as possible. Some are destined to travel toContinue reading “Ark”

Layla

Layla by Colleen Hoover ⭐⭐⭐ 3 out of 5 stars Layla is a second position from Colleen Hoover I’ve read recently. It is yet another romance, but with a supernatural twist. Leeds met Layla while playing with his band at her sister’s wedding. They immediately start a relationship that borders on the ideal. When Layla isContinue reading “Layla”

Lore Olympus

Lore Olympus ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars A beautiful story with gorgeous illustrations. Lore Olympus is a retelling of Greek mythology, especially the story of Persephone. In Rachel Smythe’s work, the Olympic gods live in modern times and lead lives similar to those of mortals. They watch movies, go to parties and clubs, and drinkContinue reading “Lore Olympus”

To Kill a Kingdom

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo ⭐⭐⭐ 3 out of 5 stars An excellent idea wasted for enemies to lovers YA romance. To Kill a Kingdom is a retelling of a Little Mermaid story. The main character, Lira, is the daughter of the Sea Queen. Like every other siren, she has a hidden human heartContinue reading “To Kill a Kingdom”