I reread Harry Potter a few months ago and I have finally gotten round to writing down my thoughts. It's been about 10 years since I read the series last Rereading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is an experience that is much like finding an old, comfortable chair to sit in. Although not my introduction [...]
The Priory of the Orange Tree | Samantha Shannon ★★½ So this is going to be a controversial blog post as I've seen nothing but good reviews for The Priory of the Orange Tree, especially amongst YA readers but I have a *lot* to say about this high fantasy. ***Minor spoilers ahead*** Although I was [...]
It's been absolutely ages since I have done one of these but I plan to bring them back to being a regular feature! Today, I want to talk about one of my favourite books: Poison. It's a dark, twisted look on the traditional fairy tale and very self aware, poking at tropes and narrative devices used in [...]
Hello one and all and welcome to my first ever monthly wrap up. I've been doing these every three months but I thought I'd expand my wrap ups to beyond books and that means each post would be longer. So, let's begin! The Reading Corner Spellslinger - Sebastian de Castell Kellan belongs to a people [...]
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 [...]
I love reading people's 'Best of' lists at the end of the year and seeing their overviews. I've been enjoying them all week on the blogosphere. So without further ado here's my list of books, films and TV shows that I have really stood out to me in the past 12 months.
I think by the time you reach a certain age you know pretty much know what you like. You know the genres that interest you, the kind of stories that excite you, the style of writing that ticks all your boxes. I can look at the cover of a book and know whether it's going [...]