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A River Enchanted

A River Enchanted ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars When a letter arrived asking the bard Jack Tamerlain to come home to the island of Cadence, he reluctantly started his journey. Upon arrival, he found his community overwhelmed by the disappearance of three little girls. As the bard, he is asked to help with theContinue reading “A River Enchanted”

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Non-fiction: We Need to Talk

We Need to Talk ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 out of 5 stars Title:               We Need to Talk Author:           Emily Hunt Publisher:        Ad Lib Publishers Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     1st of June 2023 In this non-fiction position, Emily Hunt tells her heartbreaking story. We follow her narration from when she woke up in a bed with a stranger andContinue reading “Non-fiction: We Need to Talk”

If we were villains

If we were villains ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Oliver Marks is one of the seven last-year students at the elite conservatory. Aspiring actors, they immerse themselves in Shakespeare’s plays— the world of love, hate, rivalry, desire and passion. Emotions run high while they go through auditions and await their assignments for ‘Julius Caesar’Continue reading “If we were villains”

ARC Review: City of Last Chances

City of Last Chances ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5stars Title:               City of Last Chances Author:           Adrian Tchaikovsky Publisher:        Head of Zeus Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     8th of December 2022 Ilmar, a city under the Palleseen occupation. A presence that aims to uproot the indigenous culture, leading the locals to strictly defined ‘perfection’. Meanwhile, in theContinue reading “ARC Review: City of Last Chances”

Reviving the Classics: Goblin Market

Reviving the Classics: Goblin Market ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars ‘Come buy, Come buy.’ With this cry, an attempt at marketing to be sure, the goblin merchants advertised their goods to two young girls. While Lizzie closed her eyes, like she was supposed to, her sister Laura succumbed and tried the forbidden fruits, payingContinue reading “Reviving the Classics: Goblin Market”

ARC Review: Heart of the Sun Warrior

Heart of the Sun Warrior ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Title:               Heart of the Sun Warrior Author:           Sue Lynn Tan Publisher:        Harper Collins Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     10th of November 2022 Xingyin enjoys the hard-earned tranquillity of the Moon and her mother’s company. When unexpected guests arrive, she discovers the strange magic of theContinue reading “ARC Review: Heart of the Sun Warrior”

Can I Stray

Can I Stray ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Brooke is delighted when she is cast as Juliet in a local production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Daydreaming about meeting her first boyfriend, she is initially awkward towards Matt, the boy who plays Romeo. She overcomes the shyness thanks to Matt’s help, and they become friends.Continue reading “Can I Stray”

Love on the Brain

Love on the Brain ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Bee Köningswasser, an aspiring neuroscientist, has just landed a leading position in NASA’s new project. This would be a dream come true if it wasn’t for the fact that her co-lead is no one else but Levi Ward. Tall, dark and handsome, Levi has beenContinue reading “Love on the Brain”

Reviving the Classics: The Romance of a Shop

The Romance of a Shop ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars When Mr Lorimer died, he left his four unmarried daughters in a difficult economic situation. Despite offers of help from friends and relatives, the sisters decide to fend for themselves and open a photography business… The Romance of a Shop by Amy Levy is aContinue reading “Reviving the Classics: The Romance of a Shop”

Hamnet

Hamnet ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars In the sixteenth century Stratford, a young boy finds his twin sister ill. His search for adults is undermined by his own deteriorating health… This is how Maggie O’Farrell started her excellent novel. The narrative moves freely between Hamnet, as he seeks help for his sister and hisContinue reading “Hamnet”