A Gathering of Shadows is a slow burn Character Story

A Gathering of Shadows is a slow burn Character Story

A Gathering of Shadows | V. E. Schwab ★★★ Set four months after A Darker Shade of Magic, Kell is more prisoner than prince watched closely by the King and Queen and blamed for the so-called Black Night. Rhy grapples with the guilt of being tied to Kell's life and the uncanny feeling that comes with his [...]

A Darker Shade of Magic Makes My London Look Really Grey

A Darker Shade of Magic Makes My London Look Really Grey

A Darker Shade of Magic | V. E. Schwab ★★★★ There are four Londons. Red London is the healthy empire, Grey London is the city without magic, White London is the starving world and Black London is sealed off, consumed by dark magic. Kell, is an Antari, one of the few people granted passage between the [...]

Normal People Delves into the Uncertainty of Youth

Normal People Delves into the Uncertainty of Youth

Normal People | Sally Rooney ★★★ Connell wished he knew how other people conducted their private lives, so that he could copy by example. Normal People follows two Irish teenagers, Marianne and Connell, who belong to different worlds. Marianne is the rich, intelligent outcast who no one speaks to and Connell, whose mother cleans Marianne's [...]

Reviews in 100 Words: Cress, The Midwich Cuckoos & Living and Dying on the Internet

I have now twice, not once but twice missed out books from my previous reviews in 100 words. Completely forgot to put them on my read list. Didn't think to check goodreads against my review post. So, here's bonus round before the end of the year for the three inexplicably forgotten books all reviewed in 100 words precisely. Cress [...]

Skyward | Brandon Sanderson (ARC Review)

Skyward | Brandon Sanderson (ARC Review)

Skyward | Brandon Sanderson ★★★★ Once the crew of a spaceship travelling the stars, generations later, humans now live  under the surface of the planet Detritus. Mysterious alien starfighters break through the belt of debris that fills the sky and the humans are struggling to survive. Seventeen-year-old Spensa wants to become a pilot, like her [...]

Reviews in 100 Words: Nevermoor, All of This is True, Scythe & More

Hello folks and welcome to another round of 100 word reviews! I thought I'd have to start doing these a bit more regularly but I've been struggling to read recently, what with a changes at work and an August trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (which was fab but didn't leave much time for reading!) [...]